Pearls of Wisdom

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(Stolen from ancient Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Indian, Arab and Egyptian treasuries)


Don't question your wife's decision. Look, whom she married. 

If your father is poor, it is your bad luck! But if your father-in-law is poor you are stupid.

A successful husband is one who can earn more money than his wife can spend; A successful wife is one who can find such a husband.

Marriages are made in heaven; so also is thunder and lightening. (B. Shaw)

First year after marriage the husband talks and the wife listens. Second year after the marriage the wife talks and the husband listens, There on, both will talk and the neighbors listen.

In San Francisco nowadays, it is Steve (not Eve) who marries Adam.

Honeymoon is a vacation a man takes, before beginning work under a new boss.

A wife is one who stands by you in times of trouble, you wouldn't have had, if you hadn't married her in the first place.

Don't marry for money. You can borrow it cheaper!

I am lucky, that I am not born as a man, for, then I had to marry a women. (madam Cama)

When trouble strikes take it like a man; leave it to your wife.

Men make laws; Women make manners.

Being trusted by your spouse is a bigger compliment than being loved.

When a girl says no it means may be; when she says maybe it means yes; a girl can never say yes, for if she does, sheceases to be a girl.

Honeymoons are shorter periods of adjustment; marriages are longer ones.

No women ever told a man he is talking too much, when he is telling how wonderful she is.

One of the problems in having an hourglass figure is that the sands of time always end up in the lower half.

Marriages are made in heaven and broken in Reno, California.

If you can hold hands and your tongue, that's love.

Keep on being as polite to your spouse as you are for your best friend; that is the secret of a long married life.

Women thy name is jealousy. (Shakespeare).

A good wife never makes her husband to do dishes alone.

Yes, God did make man first; don't we all make a rough draft before we make the finished product.

It is those who have tried it most frequently, who are convinced that marriage is a failure.

A woman's work that is never done is most likely what she asked her husband to do.

Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as the source of it.

When he is born everybody thinks about his mother; when marrying about his bride; when dying about his widow.

If women's intuition is so good, how come they ask so many questions.

Commonsense would avoid many divorces and also quite a number of marriages.

If you are losing an argument with your wife; tell her how wonderful she is.

If a married couple does not quarrel; they miss all fun of making up.

Some men marry for looks; but not the kind they get when they come home late for dinner.

No married man can understand what a bachelor does with his money.


The first myth of the management is that it exists. (Murphy)

Every man will rise to his level of incompetence. (Parkinson)

In management, success is 'knowing the
difference between cornering people and getting them into your corner'. (Lee Iacocca)

Cutlery management: Spoon for the boss; knife for the peer and fork for the subordinate.

Your 'I will' is more valued than your "IQ".

The haves and have-nots can be usually traced to dids and did-nots. (Disraeli)

An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won. (Socrates)

Nothing is impossible for those, who don't have to do it themselves.

Everything is required on yesterday basis in this bloody place; so if you need something urgently today, come tomorrow.

It is not important how long you live but how; It is not important how you manage but how long.

People who are wrapped in themselves make very small packages.

Try to fix mistakes - not to blame.

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people said you couldn't. (Plato).

Ideas are a lot more like children; our own always wonderful.

Don't be content being average, Average is as close to the bottom as top.

If the shoe fits wear it.

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

A hero lives only once; but a coward dies many a times. (Plato).

Accepting responsibility is accepting challenge.


The world has too many cranks and not enough self-starters

Better than being head of an organization, is being the heart of it.

Where all think alike, no one thinks too far.

A man who rows the boat, usually will not have time to rock it.

Bosses oscillate between two categories - mentors and tormentors; the swing depends upon the proximity to their position in the hierarchy.

Today's leaders are not too sure whether people are following them or chasing them.

A politician is a person who approaches every problem with an open mouth.

Politicians are all the same anywhere in the world, they would promise to build harbors, even if there is no sea nearby.

If you can not convince them; confuse them.

No one is interested to hear, how many storms you weathered, but 'did you bring the ship in?'

The higher you are placed; more humble you should be.

The tough times don't last long. The tough ones do.

A problem well defined is a problem half solved. (Socrates)

You can not discover new oceans, unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Rule No.1 - Boss is always right; Rule No.2 - If boss is not right see rule No.1

The difference between the Boss and balls is that the former is one and latter are two.

If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done.

If none endeavors, there will be an end to discovery. (Plato)

One thing worse than a quitter is, one who is afraid to begin.

If everything seem to be going against you; remember aero-planes takeoff against wind; not with it. (Henry Ford).

Obstacles are the things you see when you take your eyes off the goal. (Eike)

The waves and winds are always in the side of the bravest navigator. (Franklin)

When a diplomat says yes it means may be; when he says maybe it means no; a diplomat can never say no, for, if he does, he ceases to be a diplomat.

A tree on mountain summit takes whatever weather brings; if it has any choice at all, is to put down its roots as deeply as possible.

Don't allow your so-called shortcomings, to overshadow your achievements, progress and the thirst for knowledge.

Character is not made in crisis. It is only exhibited.

A pat on the back is, only few centimeters away from a kick on the butt.

Politicians are a lot like ships; noisiest when carrying ballast or anchored.

The marketing immunity of governments is similar, to that of major brands of washing powder.

Nearly everybody can stand adversity; but if you want to test someone's character, give them power.

Never quit because you have reached your goals; nothing receeds like success.

Nothing in the world is fool proof as long as there is a fool.

Few politicians die because of ideals; but a great many ideals die because of politicians.


Behold the turtle, he makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.

You won't get ahead of anyone as long as you are trying to get even with him.

Opportunities are often disguised as hard work, so most people won't recognize them.

Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must be overcome first.

A winner never quits, and a quitter never wins.

When blind lead blind, both will fall into the ditch.

When going gets tough, the tough gets going.

The difference between stupidity and genius is that, the latter has its limits.

In a kingdom of blind; a one eyed jack would rule as king.

Vision sees through a problem; grit sees it through.

If we see ourselves, as others see us, we'd probably deny it.

Passion makes us feel; but never see clearly.

Vision is the art of seeing things that are invisible.

It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends to them.

When the goal of a country is only pleasure and comfort, there is danger.


Your temper is too precious, don't lose it.

Every minute I am angry, I lose 60 seconds of my happiness.

People who fly in a fit of rage, always make a bad landing.

You can't save your face, If you lose your head.

Swallowing pride has never choked anyone.

Anger begins in folly and ends in repentance.

Haste and rushes make all things insecure.

The greatest remedy of anger is delay.

Don't question God, for He may say 'If you are anxious for an answer, come up here'.

It is far better to make people angry; than to make them ashamed.

Anger is the stone cast into a wasp's nest.

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.

Anger hinders good counsel.

Before flaring up at the faults of others, pause and count ten; of your own.

Two wrongs will never make a right.

Hot tempers cause arguments. But patience brings peace.

Righteous indignation: your own wrath as opposed to the shocking bad temper of others.

A person can win many an argument by avoiding them.


Three can keep a secret, when two are dead.

World will believe anything, when you whisper it.

Someone hiding a secret, should also hide that he has something to hide.

When you flee temptation, don't leave behind a forwarding address.

If facts are against you argue the law. If the law is against you argue the facts. If both are against yell like hell.

Think of doing the right things, instead of doing things rightly.

The happiest misers are those who save up every friend they are able to make.

Brevity is the soul of wit.

You can fool all people sometime; some people all the time; but you can't fool your spouse and mom.

If you resemble your photo in the passport, chances are that you are not wealthy enough to travel.

Don't waste time regretting failures or others achievements.

If you can not get people to listen to you any other way; tell them it is confidential.

If you want to be miserable, hate somebody.

Two wrongs are only the beginning.

We can't be all shining examples; but we can at least twinkle a little.

You are getting older, when you walk around a puddle instead of through it.

Two can't live as cheaply as one - unless it's a flea and his dog.

The secret of education is never to forget the possibility of greatness.

A woman's idea of keeping a secret is to tell it to only one person at a time.

A secret is what you ask someone else not to tell because you can't keep it.

A secret is either not worth keeping or it's too good to keep.

To be tactful is to let someone else do something you want done.

Children & Mother

If you bungle raising your children, whatever else you do well doesn't matter much.

Every bigot was once a child free of prejudice.

Mother is not someone to lean on; but someone to make leaning unnecessary.

Nothing makes it easier to resist temptation than a proper upbringing, a sound set of values and witnesses.

Life isn't a bowl of cherries. It's a bunch of raisins - raisin' heck; raisin' kids; and raisin' bucks.

If all children are good, from where do the anti-social elements stem from?

Parenthood: the art of bringing up children without putting them down.

A pushy mother is the next best thing to a good education.

Children need love; especially when they do not deserve it.

Best gifts a parent can give to children are education and upbringing.

Children will be my teachers today.

Teach a child how he would live and he will remember it throughout his life.

A wise son makes his father happy; only a fool despises his mother.

The object of teaching a child is to enable it to get along without a teacher.

Patron: commonly a wretch who supports with insolence, and is paid with flattery.

There may be some doubt as to who are the best people to have charge of children, but there can be no doubt that parents are the worst. (B. Shaw).

God could not be everywhere; so he made mothers (Jewish Proverb).

The future destiny of a child is always the work of a mother (Napoleon).

The mother's heart is a child's schoolroom. 

Men are what their mothers made them. 

Mother is the name of the God in the lips and hearts of little children.

Women become like their mothers; that is their fault; no man does - that is their tragedy.

Years to a mother bring distress; but do not make her love the less.

The younger generation will learn the value of money when it begins paying off our debt.

Blessed are the children of this nation because they shall inherit the national debt.

In the old days, children were necessities and automobiles luxuries; now the roles are reversed.


Luck is the opportunity seized.

Blessed are those who are meek; for they shall inherit the earth.

A stout heart crushes ill luck.

Lucky are those who have nothing to say; but keep on saying it.

Luck may sometimes help; work always helps.

No matter what scale you use; we never know the weight of another person's burden.

The more hard working one is, the more luck he seems to have.

They have luck and they have rights, who dare to defend them.

Misfortunes hardest to bear are those which will never happen.

Most guys always search for the bright side; I will take the one who's in there polishing up the dull. (Marshall).


God gave mouths that close and ears that don't. Take the clue.

Use what talents you have. The woods will be silent if no bird sing, except those that sing best.

He who does not understand your silence would not understand your argument or logic as well.

Tact is the ability to shut your mouth before others want you to.

Speech is silver. Silence is golden.

Silence is the toughest argument to refute.

The best thing you can do behind a person's back is to pat it.

Silence is the safety zone of conversations.

A good test for conversation - if you wouldn't write it down and sign it then don't say it.

Think twice before you speak; especially if you intend to say what you think.

Give every man your ear, but few your voice.(Socrates).

No dog will howl, when hit with a bone.

Empty vessel makes more noise.

Silence is the perfect expression of scorn.

Believe half of what you see; nothing of what you hear.

Preach not because you have to say something; but rather you have something to say.

Don't argue with a fool; people may know the difference.

As a vessel is known by the sound whether it is cracked or not; so men are judged by their speech, if wise or foolish.

There are a lot of people who never forget a kind deed; especially if they did it.

The most skillful flattery is to let a person talk on and be a listener.

If it is not right, Do not do it; If it is not true, Do not say it.

Recipe for trouble: Believe in all what you hear and repeat it.

Yawn: A silent shout.

A man never becomes an orator; if he has anything to say.

It is difficult for some persons to keep quiet, when they have nothing to say.

Silence is the unbearable repartee.

A yawn is poor manners; but it tells the speaker how you feel about his speech.

It may be bad to talk when your mouth is full; but it isn't too good either when your head is empty.


Overcome wicked with goodness; Conquer a man who does not give with gifts; Subdue ungrateful by thankfulness; Vanquish an angry man by gentleness.

Religion should be practiced rather than preached.

What is Impossible for man is Himpossible for God.

Faith is God at work.

A man must have heaven in him before he has to be in heaven.

The two signs of holiness - give and forgive.

Some use their faith like a bus - ride on it while it goes their way.

Oh Lord, help my words to be gracious and tender today, for I may have to eat them tomorrow.

Treat others, just as you want others to treat you.

The real test for your religion is your treatment of those who can be of no possible service to you.

Don't ask God for what you think is good; ask Him what He thinks is good for you.

Those who can not forget are worse that those who can not remember.

We are morally responsible for every wrong that we had the power to prevent.

Don't pray unless you believe God will answer all your prayers.

Give me wisdom or give me wealth; on second thoughts give me wisdom.

People who can't forgive, are breaking a bridge they themselves have to travel soon.

If people thanked God for all the good things, they wouldn't have time to complain about the bad.

Forgive and forget; in that order. If you can not forgive then don't forget.

Do you need proof of God? Does one light a torch to see the sun?

When you treat a disease you may win or lose; when you treat a person, you always win.

I am to be so busy today that I must spend more time than usual in prayer.

And fear not them, that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear Him which can destroy both body and soul in fires of hell.

God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things.

Today I choose to work with God's purposes; not against them.

In an ever changing world, may God's love embrace us today and throughout the New Year.

If your day is hemmed with prayer, it is less likely to unravel.

In spite of what God knows about us (and that is more than we know about ourselves), he loves us.

If you can not believe in the invisible; you can not achieve the impossible.

God tries you with a little to see what you'd do with a lot.

Going to a worship doesn't make you a holy person; any more than going to a garage makes you a car.

If you are not close to God as once you were, you need not wonder who it is moved.

I know lord will help; but help me Lord, until you do help.

Are your troubles causing you to lose your religion or use your religion.

Lord will give you enough for your need; not for your greed.

Religion is daily bread - not cake for special occasions.

Dear God help me to rise; I can fall by myself.

Those who deserve love least need it most.

Prayer has saved my life; without it I should have been a lunatic long ago. (MK Gandhi).

God helps those who feel themselves humbler than the dust down their feet.

If I call not thee in my prayer; If I keep not thee in my heart; thy love for me still waits for my love. (Tagore).

God does not give faith in advance; God gives enough faith for today.

They who abandon God; will never be abandoned by God.

When man finds his peace and resting-place in that invisible, invincible, intangible, inexpressible, unfathomable, then he has attained real peace.

He who serves and pleases people with his eyes, mind, speech and deeds, attains a higher religion.

God accepts the repentance of man till his last gasp of life.

It is better in prayer to have a heart without words; than words without heart.

A truly spoken word is most victorious in any undertaking.

You remain with God and God will remain with you.

Love of God and love of neighbor are two sided; inward and outward of a truly religious soul. (Radhakrishna).

Prayer is not asking; it is longing of the soul.

The love of heaven makes one heavenly.

Religion tells us to love our neighbor and also our enemy; probably both are same people.

Religion has not been tried and found wanting; rather found difficult and not tried.

That which is given to us by circumstances, fortune, accident or chance can be taken away by some means; that which we have become is eternal. (Geetha).

Walk softly; Speak tenderly; Pray fervently.

Prayer of Christian wisdom: Oh lord grant me the serenity,
To accept things which I can not change,
The courage to change those things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.

Hard work

There is no substitute for hard work. Luck may sometimes help; work always helps.

It is only in the Oxford lexicon that 'Success' comes before hard 'Work'.

Some people do anything for money! Even Work.

The harder one works, the more luck one seems to have.

No rulebook for success will work, if you don't.

Never buy anything with a handle, it means work.

Work killed none, rather worry kills multitudes.

Never put off for tomorrow; what can be done today.

Act as if it were impossible to fail.

The trouble with work is that it is so daily.

The real productive ups and downs are getting up in the morning and down to work.

Nothing is really work unless one would rather do something else.

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross the chasm in two small jumps.


Victory always belonged to the persevering.

If you sweat during peace, you will bleed less during war.

A journey of thousand miles begins with a first step.

Constant practice often excel even talent. (Cicero)

Everything comes to those who wait, If they work while they wait.

Start from nowhere and you will get there.

If people only knew the pains behind my sculptures, they wouldn't call me a genius (Michael Angelo).

Rome was not built in a day.

It is easy to build a boy than mend a man.

A butterfly counts not months but moments; but still has time enough (Tagore).

Quality is never an accident. It always is a product of hard work, perseverance and wisdom.

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

Ask and it will be given unto you; seek and ye shall find; knock and it shall be open unto you.

Better an hour early, than a minute late. Also, better late than never.

There is no gathering of roses without being pricked by thorns.

Quality is getting things right the first time.

To be able to love a butterfly; we must care for a few caterpillars.

When you are in trouble, try to keep your chin up and your mouth shut.

When you feel you just can't stand on your feet any longer; try a bended knee.

Great achievements are made by people, who were content with small beginning.

A man who removes mountains begins by carrying away small stones. (Chinese Proverb).

A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.

Labor makes known the true worth of a man as fire brings the perfume out of incense. (Chinese Proverb).

To climb steep hills need a slow pace at first.

You have to do your own growing up no matter how tall your grandpa was.


In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail.

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

You may fall many times, but you are not a failure, till you blame someone else for the fall.

When one door to happiness closes, the other opens; but often we look so long at the closed door, that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.

Glory is not in never failing, but getting up every time you fail. (Edison)

The God given difficulties of life are intended to make us better; not bitter.

If at first you succeed, try hiding your astonishment.

The Dictionary is the only place where 'Awards' go before 'Hard work'.

If you are not failing; you are perhaps not venturing enough.

Failure and suffering are two best coaches.

Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.

A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day.

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.

The quickest way to get undivided attention is to make a mistake.

If you are unable to travel the road to success, at least refrain from scattering tacks along the way.

A successful man lengthens his stride, when he discovers that the sign post has deceived him; the failed looks for a place to sit down.

Who has not tasted what is bitter does not know what is sweet. (Chinese Proverb).

No man is so insignificant as to be sure, his example can do no harm to others.


sUccess or qUality without 'U' is unthinkable. (Tom Peters, the TQM guru)

You can't climb the ladder of success with hands in your pocket.

Coming together is Beginning, Staying together is progress, Working together is Success.

*When you succeed you don't have to explain anything.

A proven way to success is to act on the advice you give to others.

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him. A more successful man is one who can keep that foundation firm, and still throw the remaining bricks back at others.

Success hinges on a passion for excellence. (JFK)

A successful husband is one who can earn more money than his wife can spend, A successful wife is one who can find such a husband.

Success is relative, more success more relatives.

A successful revolutionary is a Statesman, an unsuccessful a criminal.

Nothing can succeed like success.

Behind every successful man there is a woman, however behind every unsuccessful woman there are several men.

It is not the medals, but the sense of participation count.

The secret of success in life, is for a man to be ready when his opportunity calls.

Success would be more attractive if successful men seemed happier.

Many man can credit his success to the tact that he didn't have the advantage others had.

Success is; to be able to carry money without spending it; to be able to bear injustice without retaliating; to be able to keep on the job until it is finished; to be able to do one's duty even when not watched; to be able to accept criticism without letting it whip you.


People throw stones only at fruit bearing trees.

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

If you are not criticized; you are not doing much.

It is better to light a candle, than cursing darkness.

You will be remembered for two things; the problems you solved and the problems you created.

Correct yourself and the world stands corrected.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Never throw mud, for you may miss the mark; but still have dirty hands.

Someone who can laugh when things go wrong, has found somebody to blame for it.

Speak well of your enemies; you made them.

Constructive criticism is when your boss criticizes you. Destructive is when you criticize your boss.

If you scatter thorns don't go bare footed.

Great people are judged by the company they keep.

Nature could not make us perfect. So it made the next best thing - blind to our faults.

The only exercise some people get is to jump into conclusions.

Friendship is like chinaware; fragile and rare; Once broken can be mended, but scratch will always prevail.

Only a fool judges people by the presents they give him.

Sometimes we are in the habit of felling a tree, when what is required may be just bending the weed.

A dog barking at full moon does not tarnish the moonshine.

People who invite trouble; always complain when it arrives.

In speaking well of others you speak well of yourself.

To make no mistake is not in the power of man; yet, from their errors and mistakes the wise learn further wisdom for the future.

Often the apple of a parent's eye is a kid who is rotten to the core.

Flattery is all right; If you don't inhale.

Hunt for good points, in other people; remember they have to do the same in your case.

How nice it would be if there were just something left these days that could honestly be called 'unmentionable'.

Some people know a lot more than they tell.

If you blame others for your failures; do you credit them for your successes?

A faultless person is possible only in a faultless world.

Anyone who expects everything to be letter-perfect never gets very far into the alphabet.

Is there anything more embarrassing than barking up the wrong tree.

Rare is a person who can weigh the faults of others without putting a thumb on the scale.

It would be nice if we forget our troubles as easily as we forget our blessings.

When it is impossible to change others; change yourself.

No man deserves a vacation more than the one who just had one.

Adversity is the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free from admirers then. (Samuel Johnson)

One who thinks there is no distinction between vice and virtue, count your spoons, when he leaves your house.

Why criticize a person for talking about himself, when that may be the only subject which he is least uninformed.

The modern girl's hair may look like a mop. Yet she doesn't know what a mop looks like.

Human Mind

Some great minds are like concrete. All mixed up and permanently set.

Small minds discuss people, average minds discuss events, Great minds discuss ideas.

It is far easier to conquer others than to conquer oneself; former can be attained by recourse to outside means, while the latter is possible only through one's own mind.

The purer the mind; the easier to control it.

Let a man make haste to do good, let him keep his mind from sin; If a man is slow to do good, his mind delights in sin. (Buddha).

The greatest hour of triumph is the greatest hour of humility (MK Gandhi).

There is no limit to man's power; power of words; power of mind.

Try to forget useless things; to remember everything is to convert your mind into a dustbin.

Problems are the breakfast of a great healthy mind.

If one conquer a thousand battles and another conquer his mind; the latter is a greater conqueror (Buddha).

The mind is everything; what you think you become. (Buddha)

Some people say they are thinking; when actually they are only rearranging their prejudices.

If my heart can believe it, If my mind can conceive it, then I can achieve it. (Indira Gandhi)

Great crisis throws up great ideas and even greater leadership. (JFK)

Mankind is divided into 3 classes - those that are immovable; those that are movable and those that actually move.

When you can tell the difference between good advice and bad advice; you don't need any advice.

Some are born great; some achieve greatness and on some the greatness is bestowed upon. (Dickens)

A shallow thinker never leaves a deep impression.

It is your duty to train and develop your mind.

What soberness conceals; drunkard-ness reveals.

Behavior is a mirror in which everyone shows his image. (Goethe)

You are not gauged, by what you have, but what you are.

Mind is its own place; in itself can make a heaven of hell or hell of heaven. (Milton).

The diseases of the mind are more destructive than those of body. (Cicero).

The best rule of thumb for character is to remember that if you can't be big; don't be little.

If you don't have time to do it right; when will you have time to do it over.

You have become a mature person when keeping a secret gives you more satisfaction than passing it along.

Formula for perpetual ignorance: Be satisfied with your opinion and content with your knowledge.

Make up your mind that you 'can't' and you are always right.

The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones.

The past can not be changed. But the future is still in your hand.

The measure of your real character is what you would do if you knew you would never be found out.

When ego dies soul awakes.

Character is the foundation stone upon which one must build to gain respect.

A man possibly will not be at peace with others unless he is at peace with himself.

No man is free who is not master of himself. (Chinese Proverb).

The millstone and the human mind, Are turning ever 'round; If they have nothing else to grind, They must themselves be ground. (Longfellow).

There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person; true nobility lies in being superior to your previous self. (Confucius).

A big man is not who makes no mistakes, rather one who is bigger than any mistake he makes.

Machines are almost human now because they can do things without using intelligence.


The wise pray for a strong back not a light burden.

To succeed, it is necessary to accept the world as it is, and rise about it.

The best place to find a helping hand is the end of your own arm.

If you think you have no faults, that makes one more.

People don't lack strength; They lack will. (Victor Hugo)

A wise man knows everything, a shrewd man everybody.

Never ask a lady her age; and a man his wage.

An honest man is hurt by the praise unjustly bestowed upon him.

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

God gave burdens, also shoulders.

Prudence is knowledge of what is to be sought and avoided. (St. Augustine).

When the wise get angry; they lose their wisdom.

Becoming wiser today isn't an unmixed blessing; it causes you to realize what a fool you were yesterday.

Many persons might have attained to wisdom had they not assumed they already possessed it.

It is difficult to like a person, with whom you can't find a fault.

To have average intelligence is to be less stupid than half of the people and more stupid than the other half.

Some people cut off their wisdom teeth first time, when they bite more than what they can chew.

Be swift to hear; slow to act; slower to speak.

Wisdom, which drives judgement, is a function of knowledge, experience and intelligence.

If you can't be a tree be the best bush.

Make hey when the sun shines.

When in Rome do as the Romans do.

The wise carry their knowledge as they do their watches; not for display, but their own use.

Always behave like a duck; keep calm and unruffled on the surface; but paddle like the devil underneath.

It is always wise to stop wishing for things long enough to enjoy the fragrance of those now flowering.

To admit you have been wrong is but saying that you are wiser today than you were yesterday.


Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.

Necessity is the mother of all of inventions.

Mankind's major problem today is the knowledge exceeds its wisdom.

The more you know, how sure you know, how less you know.

Money comes and goes; Knowledge comes and grows.

Learn as if you were going to live forever. Live as if you were going to die tomorrow.

Science does not make you feel afraid; rather helps you overcome the fear.

The essense of science is thinking and hard work; not the labs or apparatus.

Physics mean facing facts.

Science is an ocean that everyone not necessarily cross; so the treatise of great scientists, provide a safe boat.

You learn more than you earn, when you are in the beginning of your career.

Zeal without knowledge is a runaway horse. (Chinese Proverb).

If you know all, bow low.

Science is a collection of successful recipes.

The story of development of science is but the story of contributions of the giants, who are just a handful.

Men learn while they teach. (Seneca)

Intelligence is product of - numerical ability, verbal ability, spatial ability, memory, adaptability, maneuverability, spontaneity, creativity and musical ability.

Four things a man must learn to do,
If he would make his record true,
To think without confusion clearly,
To love his fellow men sincerely,
To act from honest motives purely,
To trust in God and heaven securely.

Experience and expert

Experience is something you get, when you don't get what you want.

A veteran is one whose 'claimed' experience adds up to more than 10 years of his age, A stalwart if it exceeds by 15, a thespian if by 20 and an octagerian if by 30.

The only way to avoid mistakes is to gain experience; The only way to gain experience is to make mistakes.

An expert is one, who knows more and more about less and less, until he knows everything about absolutely nothing.

A perfectionist is one who takes infinite pains, and seldom gives it to other people.

If there existed market for after thought, everyone would have been filthy rich.

A habit cannot be tossed out of the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs step by step. ('A bit' will remain, 'bit' will remain, 'it' will remain and 't' will remain).

Experience is the name given to our mistakes.

Common sense is that sense which is most uncommon.

Where you stand on an issue depends on where you sit.

Experience helps us to grow; accomplishments help us to mature.

A shortcut is the longest distance between two points.

Experience is an excellent teacher; though costs dearly.

It is never too late to mend; for practice makes perfect.

We were 27, inexperienced in starting, running a software business; all we had was an idea. (Hotmale; Sameer Bhatia)

In trying to get our own way, we should remember that kisses are sweeter than whine.


Frustration is realizing first time that you can not do it for the second time; Utter Frustration is realizing second time that you can not do it for the first time.

To err is human, but to screw up things you need a computer.

If you could have half of your wishes you could double your trouble.

The length of a progress report is inversely proportional to the amount of progress.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

If you have nothing to do, don't do it here.

The trouble with good sport is that you have to lose to prove it.

Most people expect more respect from other people than they give themselves.

Treating your adversary with respect is giving him an advantage, to which he is not entitled.

Opportunity knocks but ones; temptation leans on the doorbell.

Most of the friction in life is caused by the tone of life.

You can wake up people who are sleeping; but never those who are pretending to be.

Temptation knocked at the door of heart and will power said no one here.

You can take a horse to the water but you can't make it to drink water.

One thing I can't stand is somebody still talking as I interrupt him.

Melancholy is joy.

It is better to starve, than beg.


Life is what happens, when you have planned something else.

Life is too short to hate and too long to love. (G. Peppard).

Life is like a big canvas; Paint beautiful colors on it.

Life is no brief candle; It's a sort of splendid torch which should be allowed to burn as brightly as possible; before handing it over to the next generation. (B. Shaw).

Life is not a dress rehearsal; it is special to live and savor every bit of it; And make it the same for others.

If we table our troubles to trade with another, we would for sure take back our own.

Life is not having or getting; but being and a becoming (Arnold).

Enjoy your own life without comparing with that of another.

Learn from the mistake of others, You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.

To enjoy life one should give up the lure of life.

Life needs to be lived forward and understood backwards.

Those seeking faultless friends, will remain friend-less.

Life is a jigsaw puzzle with most of the pieces missing.

There are two tragedies in life. First one is, not to get your heart's desire; the second is, to get it. 

This life is a great chance; Awake, Arise, Assert and Accomplish; don't waste it.

Despite all the complaints about the high cost of living, most of us still think it's worth it.

Life without a wife is like a kitchen without a knife.

Every life has its dark and cheerful hours. Happiness comes from choosing which to remember.

It takes both rain and sunshine to make a rainbow.

Make the most of life before most of the life is gone.

Life is not a cup to be drained; but a measure to be filled.

Money does not bring in happiness. Neither do poverty.

People and things not actively used, age twice as fast.

Life Insurance: A contract that keeps you poor so you can die rich.

Life without a friend is like death without a witness.

Compassion should be our way of life; not compulsion.

Art is long, life is short. (Raphael)

If understood life is a jest, if misunderstood a pest.

Character is the crown and glory of life. (Smiles).

Hold fast to dreams; For if dreams die, Life is a broken winged Bird that cannot fly.

Don't wait for a crisis to discover what is important in your life.

Don't fret over what you'd do with your time if you could live over again... get busy with what you have left.

Life is one dodge after another - cars, taxes, and responsibilities.

You don't get to choose how you're going to die or when. You can only decide how you're going to live, Now!

The secret of life is not to do what one likes, but to try to like what one has to do.

You get out of life just what you put into it - minus taxes.

Life is fragile - handle with prayer.

Life is just like a ice cream cone - so learn to lick it.

No matter what may be your lot in life; build something on it.

If we had our whole life to live over again; we might not have the strength.

Every man's life is a plan of God. (Bushell).

If you want to go thru' life completely misunderstood; say exactly what you mean. (Mann).

Everyone sees life through his own pinhole. (Chinese Proverb).

The tragedy of life is not that people die; it is that they never truly live.

Life is the sum total of, product of, all decisions made by you, your spouse, parents and children minus the decisions made by your in-laws.

One way to get along with the life is to cooperate with the inevitable.


The opposite of love is not hate or envy; it is indifference. (M. Theresa)

Never in this world will hatred cease by hatred; Hatred cease by love alone (Buddha)

It is nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice.

Sympathy is never wasted, except when you give it to yourself. 

A house is built with bricks; a home with hearts.

Never return kindness, Pass it on.

Charity is the virtue of heart, not of hands.

There is no better exercise for heart than reaching out and lifting up the down trodden.

We may give without loving; but we cannot love without giving.

An apology is a best way to have the last word.

I cried for shoes, till I saw a man feet-less (M. Theresa).

To err is human, to forgive is divine.

Kind words may be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

Lucky are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.

If an eye for an eye will make the world blind, a tooth for tooth will revert it to liquid diet.

Kindness is a golden chain by which society isbound together (Goethe).

The door of the human heart, can be opened from inside.

The poor eat more excellent bread than the rich; for hunger gives its sweetness.

Strike, strike at the root of penury in my heart. (Tagore).

Nothing is as strong as gentleness; and nothing is so gentle as real strength.

It is difficult to exhaust love.

It is not necessary to blow-out your neighbor's candle, for yours to shine.

A candle loses nothing of its light or fuel, by lighting another candle.

Humility is a strange thing. The moment you think you have it, you have lost it.

Trifle acts of kindness, lead to great deeds of humanity & charity.

To handle yourself use your brain; to handle others use your heart.

When love and skill comes together expect a master-piece. (Da Vinci).

Reprove your friends in private. Praise them publicly.

Untouchability is a crime against man and God. (Gandhi)

It does not take a lot of muscle to give a lift to your heart.

Virtue is its own reward.

Kindness is a language a dumb can speak, a blind can see, a deaf can hear and all 3 could understand.

I expect to pass through life but once; If therefore there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer and neglect it; as I shall not pass this way again.

Keep your fears to yourselves; give your courage to others.

Forgiveness is more manly than punishment.

To understand is to pardon.

I am yet to be bored by someone paying me a compliment.

A truly cheerful giver is someone who donates first and then asks whether the gift is tax deductible.

A baby is born with the need to be loved-and never outgrows it.

To love someone is to give them room enough to grow.

Learn to say kind things; nobody ever resents them.

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.

Do all the good things you can by all the means you can in all the ways you can in all the places you can.

How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it - make someone's day beautiful today.

To be loved; be lovable.

Write it in your heart that everyday is the best day of the year.

Do unto others, as though you were the others.

I will not let any man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.

Be generous and you will be prosperous; Help others and you will be helped.

I wish my last word to you to be the word "give" (H Hoover).

Charity : A thing that begins at home and usually stays there.

We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly. (Chinese Proverb).

Hardening hearts age people more quickly than hardening arteries.

Opportunity for great deeds should never come, the opportunity for good deeds is renewed day by day. Let our  ambition be goodness, not glory. (Faber).

Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load.

The smallest deed is better than the grandest good intention.

Optimist and pessimist

An optimist laughs to forget; the pessimist forgets to laugh.

For an optimist all doors have handles and hinges, for a pessimist they have locks and latches.

An optimist sees opportunities in every difficulty; a pessimist difficulties in every opportunity.

For an optimist it is a stepping stone; for a pessimist the same is a stumbling block.

An optimist converts a dream into reality; a pessimist converts a reality into a dream.

An optimist rejoices that the thorny bushes have roses; a pessimist complains that the rosy bushes have thorns.

For an optimist the glass is half full, for a pessimist it is half-empty.

Optimist is one who when gets to the end of the rope, will tie a knot and hangs on.

Yesterday was history; Tomorrow is mystery.

Today is here. Make full use of it.

Yesterday is history because it is somebody's story; Tomorrow is a mystery because it's a missing story; Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present!

Every dark cloud has its silver lining.

Better an egg today, than a chicken tomorrow; A bird in hand is worth more than two in the bush.

The best angle to approach any problem is the try-angle.

No one ever injured his eyesight by looking at the brighter side of things.

The smallest little lily has the thickest great fragrance.

An optimist sees opportunities in every danger; a pessimist danger in every opportunity.

An optimist sees a rose before a thorn; a pessimist a thorn before the

Optimism: Noble temptation to see too much in everything.

Have tools ready; God will find thee work. (Chinese Proverb).

Money & Bill

Bill: An item served in a restaurant, without ordering.

Everything needs money; but money is not everything.

There are bigger things than money, bills for instance.

Put your money in the trust, not your trust in money.

While money is not everything; it keeps you in touch with your children.

There is a new perfume in the market, It smells like money.

If money can not buy Happiness, poverty can't buy it either.

Waiter: A man who thinks money grows on trays.

Paediatricians: Men of little patients.

Resorts: Places where people go for change and rest-and the waiters get all the change and the landlords get the rest.

Everyone has a scheme for getting rich that will not work.

He who is contended is rich.

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

An extravagant becomes poor by seeming rich. A miser becomes rich by seeming poor.

Blessed are those who engage in lovely conversation, with the helplessly mute; for they shall be called dentists.

Protect the birds; the dove brings peace and the stork the tax exemptions.

The three day week end was created because it's impossible to cram all bad weather into two days.

A person who has everything should be quarantined.

Poorest people in the world are those who have more than they need but feel it isn't enough.

Better be poor and honest; rather than rich and dishonest.

Golden age only comes to men when they have, if only for a moment, forgotten gold.

If a man is wise, he gets rich; if he gets rich, he gets foolish, or his wife does.

That is lost that is misused. (Chinese Proverb).

There is always free cheese in the mousetrap; but we don't see a happy mouse there.

One kind of trouble is enough; some folks take 3 at time- all they have now, all they have had, and all they ever expect to have. (Confucius).

Enough money means more money than you have now.

The remarkable thing about most of us is our ability to live beyond our means.

Most of us would prefer to be miserably rich than happily poor.


To be happy, ensure that your (and of course your wife's) yearnings do not exceed your earnings.

It isn't our position but disposition that makes us happy.

Happiness is like jam, you can't spread even a little without getting some on yourself.

Happiness is a journey; not a destination.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.

Some spread happiness wherever they go; some whenever they go.

Happiness vanishes when envy appears.

Happiness is not something you get, but something you give.

Happiness is the sense that one matters.

Happiness is like a kiss; in order to get and good out of it; you have to give it to somebody else.

Happiness hides in life's small details; If you are not looking, it becomes invisible.

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I knew, the only ones among you will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. (Schweitzer).

Learn to forgive; with bitterness in your soul; you can never be happy.

There is no cosmetic for beauty like true happiness.

Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with.

Happiness adds and multiplies when you divide it with others.

He is happy, who thinks he is.

For happiness for an hour a nap you should take,
For happiness for a day on a picnic you must go,
For happiness for a month a vacation you must take,
For happiness for a quarter married you must get,
For happiness for a year a lottery you must win,
For happiness for a lifetime, others you must serve.


Worry is the interest paid for trouble, before it is due.

Worry kills more people than over-work.

When you don't know what to do, walk fast and look worried.

Do not worry if sun will rise from the east or not; just enjoy sunrise.

You do not grow old; you become old, by not growing.

A sorrow shared is a sorrow halved.

You can't change the past. But you can ruin a perfectly good present, by worrying about the future.

The past, the present and the future are really one - they are today.

If you haven't all the things you want, be grateful for the things that you don't have, that you wouldn't want.

We wouldn't worry so much about what other people thought of us if we knew how seldom they did.

The highest wisdom is not to worry about the future, but to surrender and resign oneself to his will.

Many of us do not get the so called 'job satisfaction' because we try to confuse 'job' with 'satisfaction'. (Burton).

You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go the more chance are there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere. (Kettering).

Worry pulls tomorrows cloud over today's sunshine. (Swift).

To be content just think how happy you would be if you lost everything you have and got it back again!


A smile is a curve, which can straighten many a things.

Laughter is the shortest known distance between two people.

Laughter has no foreign accent.

Smile and the whole world smiles with you. Cry and you cry alone.

A smile increases your face value.

When you smile, 5 muscles on your face are strained; when you frown 53.

Face is the mirror of mind; keep smiling.

Cheerfulness is contagious. But don't wait to take for an infection from other; be a carrier.

Laugh if you are wise.

Lucky are those who can laugh at themselves, for they will never cease to be amused.

If you don't laugh a lot, when you grow old the wrinkles will be on all wrong places.

Every one smiles  the same language.


Accidents do not happen; they are created.

A weapon is only as deadly as the person using it.

Drive carefully; remember it is only the car that can be recalled by its creator.

Short cuts cut short life.

A little care, will make accidents rare.

It is better to be late, than late Mr. Motorist.

A bad worker can never possess a good tool.

If there is will, there is only one way, the safe way.

It costs only 2 minutes, to wear your safety gear, however if you try saving that, it may cost you a lifetime.

Some people would not hesitate to drive up to the gates of heaven and honk!

The way some people drive, you'd think they were late for their own accident.

Do not trouble the trouble unless the trouble troubles you.

The hydrogen bomb is here to stay; but we wonder if the human race is. (Cole).

Typically in a western country of high literacy, at least half can not read a traffic sign.

It is easy to die with your boots on, if they are on the accelerator.

If you want to live up to 90, don't look for it on the speedometer.


People who ignore history are condemned to repeat it.

History is a revelation that man has not learnt lesson from it.

While history may repeat; bad history definitely repeats.

Men should utter nothing; for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity. (Lincoln).

The past always looks better than it was; it's only pleasant because it isn't here.

Live out of your imagination; not history.

I've given up reading books; I find it takes my mind off myself. (Levant).

Only uncomfortable chairs become antiques.

The comfortable ones are worn out by use in a single generation. (Kiel).

Very few men are wise by their own counsel or learned by their own teaching; for he that was only taught by himself had a fool for his master. (Johnson).

Democracy can not survive where there is such uniformity that everyone wears exactly the same intellectual uniform or point of view; (Sheen).

Roman Catholics remind you that it was not the grandeur of the Roman Emperor but the inner simplicity of Christ, that lived thru' the ages (Lindenberg).

First man fight for freedom, and then they make laws gradually to take it away.


Copying from one book is theft; Copying from many is research.

The best reformers the world has ever had, are those who have commenced on themselves.

When a trouble disappears; people solving it will not.

The minute you publish something, however original, there will be thousands who claim to have read it before.

I do not want to be a doctor and live by men's disease; nor a priest and live by their sins; nor a lawyer and live by their quarrels; So I had no choice but to be an author. (Hawthorne).

Some women won't buy anything, unless they can pay a lot.

If you want to write something that will live for ever; sign a mortgage.

Six honest men, who taught all I know are "what, why, when, how, where and who".

Trying to understand modern art is somewhat like trying to follow the plot in a bowl of alphabet soup.

Hire a teenager (while they still know everything).

It is OK to ask dumb questions - they are easier to handle than dumb mistakes.

One of the advantages of teaching in a grade school is that you can find a place to work.

The true university is a collection of books.

Reading without thinking is like eating without digesting.

The ideas great scientists use are mostly the ideas of other people who don't develop them further.

Editor is a person paid by a newspaper, to separate wheat from the chaff and get the chaff printed.

Concentration comes out of a confidence and hunger.

He was dull in a new way that made many think him great. (S. Johnson).

The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue. (Levant).

Habits don't have a hold on you; you have a hold on them. (Wildrooter).

It's bad to act like a fool, but it's worse when you are not acting. (Madison).

There is many a man, who when he has invented a phrase thinks has solved a problem.

The palest light ink is better than the strongest memories.

You can lead a high school graduate to college; but you can't make him think.

Literary critic: A person who will discuss the social objectives of a book that never had any.

The Law and Commandment

6th Commandment: Do not steal; the BJP and Congress, hate competition!

9th Commandment: Thy shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife; but shalt covet his daughter.

There are 50 million laws to enforce the ten commandments.

Scandal begins when the police put a stop to it.

Laws too mild are seldom enacted.

Delayed justice is injustice.

In a land where there is no law; there is no sin.

Only a just man enjoys real peace of mind.

As per French law you are guilty till proven not guilty; as per British law you are not guilty till proven guilty.

Democracy is the freedom to swish your stick in the air. However your freedom ceases and the law takes over, when the tip of the stick hits your neighbors nose. (Shaw).

As pen is mightier than a sword; Ballot is stronger than a bullet (Lincoln).

All the scandals in the world of politics today have their cause in the despicable habit of swallowing free drinks.

The trouble with our laws these days is that the criminals know their rights better than their wrongs.

You and me are exceptions to the law of nature; you have risen by gravity, and I sunk by my levity. (S. Smith).

Liberty under law does not mean license to break the law. (Chinese Proverb).

Experience has shown that even under the best form of govt., those entrusted with power have in time by slow operation perverted it into tyranny. (Jefferson).

The real peace program has ten points, andthose ten points are the ten commandments.

An honest city is one where no one knows a rich policeman.


The greatest undeveloped territory in the world lies due south of your hat.

You can't save your face, if you lose your head!

This human body has a strange phenomenon. A small pat on the back results in a swollen head!

If a group agree on everything, be sure ofone thing - only one of them is using his head.

Better be heart of your firm, than its head.

The child is the father of the men.

We cough to clear our throats, we sigh to clear our hearts.


Fear is the dark room where negatives are developed.

Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.

The only thing we have to fear is the fear itself.

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage.

Wicked men obey from fear. Good-men from Love.

Be just and fear not.

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Circumstances are rulers of the weak; They are but the instruments of the wise.

Why is it easier to confess our sins than admit our faults.

When you make your mark in the world, watch out for guys with erasers.

Every one ought to fear to die until he has done something that will always live.


Meeting: A place where minutes are kept and hours are lost.

A discussion is an exchange of ideas, An argument, an exchange of ignorance.

Some people have tact; others tell truth.

Never argue with a fool, people might know the difference.

Committee: A group of people who independently can decide nothing, but collectively decide that nothing can be done.

When trouble disappears; people solving it will not.

Ignorance is bliss.

The only fair way to talk about people is to speak as though you knew they were listening in.

If you are not treated as you deserve to be - be thankful.

I hate a quarrel because it interrupts an argument.

A speech that's full of sparkling wit will keep its hearers grinning provided that its end is close to beginning.

You can be on the right track and still get run over if you are standing still.

A pun is the lowest form of humor - when you don't think of it first. (Levant).

An argument is when two people try to get the last word in first.


When you speak truth, you don't have to remember anything.

You are what you are, when no body is looking.

Smart people believe half of what they hear. The smarter ones know which half to believe.

Birth is nothing where virtue is not.

Ask no questions and you will be told no lies.

Hypocrisy is doing nice things in the nastiest way. Diplomacy is its junior cousin.

Out of the mouth of babes, often come remarks that their parents should never have uttered in the first place.

As we sow; so we reap.

Get your facts first; then draw your conclusion.

If something can go wrong it will (Murphy)

It was beautiful and simple; as all truly great swindles are (O Henry).

Always do right; this will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

The pursuit of truth shall set you free; even if you never catch up with it.

Cherish yesterday; dream tomorrow; but live today.

What if we tried as hard to be good as we try to be beautiful.

A liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else. (B. Shaw).

To avoid suspicion, do not lace your shoes in a melon field. ( Chinese Proverb).

It is not a question as to who is right, but what is right.

The trouble with the world is that there are too many clowns who aren't in the circus.


Diet is the penalty paid for exceeding the feed limit.

Don't convert your stomach into waist basket.

If you are thin: don't eat fast; If you are fat: don't eat, fast.

Both are important waste control and waist control.

Hospital: A parked taxi with the meter running.

Eat to please yourself; Dress to please others.

To a man with empty stomach, food is God.

Give an woman an inch; and right away the whole family is on diet.

The secret of eternal youth is arrested development Brush just the teeth you want to keep.

Ulcers are what you get from mountain climbing over molehills.

We never repent for having eaten too little.

Seconds count especially when dieting.

I am convinced, digestion is the great secret of life. (Smith).

Instead of dodging the issue of high cost of food; let's face it squarely; our major problem is the high cost of wanting. (Allen).

Friends and Familiarity

Familiarity breeds contempt and children.

He who likes to generalize; generally lies.

Have many acquaintances; but few friends.

Equality never breeds Quality.

No two people are alike and chances are that both of them are glad about that.

Tell me who your friends are; and I will tell what you are.

You need to be discrete in giving advice, humble in accepting it.

A friend is one who has same enemies like you.

A friend in need is a friend indeed.

If you ever whiled away an afternoon in a physician's waiting room, you know why we are called "patients'.

A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.

The real proof of friendship is to have the same ailment your friend is mentioning and not mention it.

A true friend is one who comes to you when all others leave.

It's smart to pick your friends - but not to pieces.

If you sow kindness; you will reap of crop of friends.

God has given us tongues so that we may say something pleasant to our fellow human beings.

The ones whom you should try to get even with are the ones who have helped you.

A friend is a person who will tell me my faults in private.

A friend is a person, With a snaky knack; Of saying good things about you, behind your back.

You have to know yourself; before you can share that self with someone else.

They who trim themselves to suit everyone will soon whittle themselves away.

Your best friend is the one, who is a friend without expecting anything.

Deal with the fault of others, as gently as with your own.

Loneliness causes more suffering than cancer or leprosy (M Theresa).

If you flatter your friends; you set up a trap for yourself.

Honor your guest; look after him as if God came to receive attention.

One who knows all about you; and loves you just the same is your friend.

Brotherhood is as nothing when it is expressed exclusively in words, it is as everything when it is expressed in deeds.

The man who trusts men will make fewer mistakes than the man who distrusts men.

A good resolve - to do someone a good turn and not to be found out.


Civilization rose when the first tree fell. It will fall when the last tree is felled.

Give me good mothers and I will give you a good nation. (Napoleon)

It takes ages to raise a forest; but minutes to make ashes.

Where there is no law; there is no sin.

Work expands to the time available; garbage expands to the space available.

When a man bites a dog, it makes news; while the reverse may not be true.

Anything that does not grow, grows backwards and decays.

A picture is a poetry without words.

We used to build civilizations; now we build shopping malls.

Work attracts work; Paper attracts paper; garbage attracts garbage (Parkinson)

The strength of a chain is the strength of its weakest link.

The best laid plans of mice and men are usually equal.

People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges around them.

A nation without guidance is a nation without order.

If you repay good with evil, you will never get evil out of your house.

I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them; and I know how bad I am.

America and England are two countries separated by the same language. (B. Shaw).

Goodness consists not in the outward things we do; but in the inward things we are.

You must be respectable, if you would be respected.

Idleness is a great plague of mankind.

Oh! Lord grant me wisdom, to have the gift to think for ourselves, as we can think for others.

Eleven fools playing and eleven thousand fools watching. (B. Shaw on cricket).

Lay stepping stones not stumbling blocks.

Some folks who say they aim to please, need some target practice.

A voter is a person who wants better roads, better schools, better public officials and lower taxes.

Now that I've got it all together; I've forgotten where I put it.

We stand today on the peaks of the past; but merely in the foothills of the future.

A man is middle aged when he realizes he can't do as much work as he once could do; if he'd done it.

There will never be universal peace so long as one man raises chickens and another a garden.

The test of being a good host is how well the departing guest likes himself.

The contest of ages had been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power.

Christianity will outlive communism, so that a funeral can be preached to the latter.

A proven way to enjoy a beautiful productive garden is to live next door to one and cultivate your neighbor.

People who take no pride in noble achievements of remote ancestors, will never achieve anything to be remembered with pride by remote posterity.

Peace begets prosperity; Prosperity begets pride,
Pride begets prejudice; Prejudice begets war,
War begets poverty.

Theory of relativity

To know the importance of a milli-second ask Michael Schumacher the Formula one driver.

To know the importance of a Second, ask a man who narrowly missed an accident.

To know the importance of a minute ask a man who just missed his train.

To know the importance of an hour ask a lover who is waiting for his fiancée.

To know the importance of a day talk to a daily wage laborer.

To know the importance of a week meet an Editor of a weekly.

To know the importance of a month ask a mother who had just delivered.

To know the importance of a quarter talk to your Project Manager.

To know the importance of a year ask a student who just failed in his SSC exam.

To know the importance of a decade read a Planning Commission Document.

To know the importance of a century talk to a freedom fighter in Asia.

To know the importance of a millennium or more, listen to Stephen Hawkings.


Sex is like snow! You won't know how many inches you will get and how long it will last!

Many a men of 60, look like 50, act like 40, feel like 30, and see plenty of opportunity walking along the streets, they overlooked at 20.

When rape is inevitable, lie down, relax and enjoy.

There are no good girls gone wrong; just bad girls found out.

Intercourse : A naval battle resulting in a loss of lot of seamen.

Good girls go to heaven, Bad girls go everywhere (including heaven).

Sex with condom is like eating a chocolate with wrapper on.


Sometimes when you're feeling important, Sometime when your ego is in bloom,

Some time when you take it for granted, You're the best qualified in the room,

Sometimes when you feel that your going, Would leave an un-fillable hole,
Just follow this simple instruction, And see how it humbles your soul,

Take a bucket and fill it with water, Put your hand in it, up to the wrist,
Pull it out and the hole that's remaining, Is a measure of how you'll be missed.

You may splash all you please when you enter, You can stir up the water galore,
But stop, and you'll find in a minute, That it looks quite the same as before,

The moral in this quaint example, Is just do the best you can,
Be proud of yourself, but remember, There is no indispensable man.

(French Proverb)