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.
- 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.
- 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 :
- Think big. Challenge conventional wisdom. Think differently. Think long term.
- Work towards long term objectives. Do not get distracted by short term opportunities.
- 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.
- Demand excellence, never compromise.
- “What excites me is achievement, doing something difficult. Extraordinary things must happen in this room”
- 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.