Dictums..,Great Quotes!!

This is a collection of quotable quotes which I found interesting and appealled to me. . Some of these are motivational, some witty, some… I may not agree with and some, very pragmatic ones.

Some of these are also status updates from my friends @FB, which I found too hard to not put in this section…..

As I build up this section, I would add my understanding of each of these thoughts and how relevant they have been for me..

Hope you enjoy the read!!

The best ones…

    • Chinese saying “Be careful of what you ask, as you might actually get it…


    • “Those who stand for nothing fall for anything”


    • If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now go, put the foundations under them.


    • People who change after change will survive, people who change with change will succeed & ‘The’ People who will cause ‘That’ Change will LEAD !!!


    • What doesn’t kill you, makes you only stronger.


    • Receive… what you give !!


    • The power of imagination makes us infinite.


    • The best manure for a farm are the footsteps of the owner.


    • There is a big difference between “when you think you are ready” vs “someone else thinks you are ready”. I typically go with the latter..


    • If you don’t play you can’t win.


    • Girte hain sheh savar hi, maidane jung mein, woh tifl kya gire, jo ghutno ke bal chale


    • Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude –> Ralph Marston


    • Nine tenths of education is encouragement à Anatole France.


    • Its never too late to be, what you might have been..


    • The meaning is in the intent, not the expression.


    • To win wars, u need to fight wars.


The classics…

    • Rome wasn’t built in a day.


    • Excellence would not be seen unless under pressure.


    • If you do anything just for money, you don’t succeed.


    • Girte hain sheh savar hi, maidane jung mein, woh tifl kya gire, jo ghutno ke bal chale”


    • No power in the world can stop an idea whose time has come..


    • The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.


    • The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.


My Quotes

    • Make a life plan based on ambitions and then jotting down, how to make impossible possible…rather than planning on doing whatever is possible.


    • Will accept mistakes, when on the learning curve…. but will simply NOT accept mediocrity!!


    • Sometimes ‘smaller things’ in life are so much bigger than the so called ‘bigger things’ in life.


Mantras of excellence. Mukesh- Lessons I have learnt from my father..Dhirubhai quotes :

  1. Think big. Challenge conventional wisdom. Think differently. Think long term.
  2. Work towards long term objectives. Do not get distracted by short term opportunities.
  3. Always aim for the best. Not just the best in India, but the best in the world. The Best technology, the best equipment, the best workforce.
  4. Demand excellence, never compromise.
  5. “What excites me is achievement, doing something difficult. Extraordinary things must happen in this room”

Good thoughts…

  • The BEST way to predict future is to change it !!
  • The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder, R W Sockman
  • All real education is the architecture of the soul, William J Bennett
  • Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought, Napoleon Hill
  • I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think, Socrates
  • The highest result of education is tolerance, Helen Keller
  • Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life’s relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth.
  • Leeches suck blood and when we remove them it hurts. Hurts bad, but they are NOT GOOD for us!!
  • “Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission.”
  • Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch is, and it darts away.
  • When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • Patience with others is Love, Patience with self is Hope, Patience with God is Faith.
  • There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
  • Hope is the dream of a man awake.
  • SPREAD CHEER, the World needs it.

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