Quotes


Let us rise up and be thankful,

for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little,

and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick,

and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die;

so, let us all be thankful.

-Buddha

“If all insects on Earth disappeared, within 50 years all life on Earth would end.

If all human beings disappeared from the Earth, within 50 years all forms of life would flourish.”

― Biologist Jonas Salk

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

Steve Jobs

Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.

– Henry David Thoreau

“You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.”

– Albert Einstein

Thomas Edison’s teachers said he was “too stupid to learn anything.” He was fired from his first two jobs for being “non productive.” As an inventor, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When a reporter asked, “How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?”
Edison replied, “I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.”

I have a nice feeling of gratitude towards Thomas Edison for inventing technology thats lighting up our homes everyday.

“There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.”

–  Indira Gandhi

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

-Albert Einstein

Interesting quote from Michael Dell in his book Direct from Dell.

“Sometimes it better not to ask-or to listen-when people tell you something can’t be done. I didn’t ask for permission or approval. I just went ahead and did it.”

“The HAPPIEST people DONOT necessarily have the BEST of all.
They simply APPRECIATE what they find on their way.”

“If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions, I should point to India.”

Max Mueller, German scholar.

Like this one:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less travelled by, and
that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

From Robert Kyosaki’s book: Rich Dad Poor Dad.

Found it very inspiring:

Most of the time , life does not talk to you. It just sort of pushes you around. Each push is life saying, “Wake up. There’s something I want you to learn.”

If you learn life’s lesson, you will do well. If not, life will just continue to push you around. People do two things. Some just let life push them around. Others get angry and push back. But they push back against their boss, or their job, or their husband or wife. They do not know it’s life that’s pushing.”

Life pushes all of us around. Some give up. Others fight. A few learn the lesson and move on. They welcome life pushing them around. To these few people, it means they need and want to learn something. They learn and move on. Most quit, and a few like you fight.

“India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.”

Hu Shih, former Ambassador of China to USA

“India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe’s languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all”.

Will Durant, American historian.

“India has two million gods, and worships them all. In religion all other countries are paupers; India is the only millionaire.”

- Mark Twain

“India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.”

- Mark Twain

See earlier posts

Mark Twain on India

Mark Twain’s Quote on reading

Mark Twain’s quote

“There are some parts of the world that, once visited, get into your heart and won’t go.

For me, India is such a place. When I first visited, I was stunned by the richness of the land, by its lush beauty and exotic architecture, by its ability to overload the senses with the pure, concentrated intensity of its colors, smells, tastes, and sounds… I had been seeing the world in black & white and, when brought face-to-face with India, experienced everything re-rendered in brilliant technicolor.”

Keith Bellows, VP – National Geographic Society

From a Rough Guide to India:

“It is impossible not to be astonished by India. Nowhere on Earth does humanity present itself in such a dizzying, creative burst of cultures and religions, races and tongues. Enriched by successive waves of migration and marauders from distant lands, every one of them left an indelible imprint which was absorbed into the Indian way of life. Every aspect of the country presents itself on a massive, exaggerated scale, worthy in comparison only to the superlative mountains that overshadow it. It is this variety which provides a breathtaking ensemble for experiences that is uniquely Indian. Perhaps the only thing more difficult than to be indifferent to India would be to describe or understand India completely. There are perhaps very few nations in the world with the enormous variety that India has to offer. Modern day India represents the largest democracy in the world with a seamless picture of unity in diversity unparalleled anywhere else.”

“We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.”

- Albert Einstein

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