WORDS OF WISDOM FOR SHARING AND CARING A book of questions… can never be complete. A busy man will find time for everything. A lazy man will not find time for anything. A candle can pierce the darkest night. A clean conscience is like a soft pillow. He who has this sleeps soundly. A fool will be exposed to all as soon as he opens his mouth, but when he learns to guard his tongue, he will be considered wise. A fool’s mind is at the mercy of his tongue and a wise man’s tongue is under control of his mind. A full purse never lacks friends. A goal without a pain is just a wish. A good head and good heart are always formidable combinations. A good home must be made, not bought. A good listener is more popular than a good speaker. A good man builds his life with the bricks that adversity throws at him. A good tongue is a good weapon. A home without books is a body without soul. A hypocrite is a man who pays his taxes with a smile. A journey of a thousand leagues begins with a small step. A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers. A lamp can never light another lamp unless it continues to burn its own flame. A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit. A man is as old as he feels – women as old as she looks. A man is as wise as his head, not his years. A man of courage is also full of faith. A man with out imagination is like a bird without wings. A without patience is a lamp without oil. A mature person is one who accepts both the pleasant and the unpleasant in the journey of life. A mission without a vision is a sheer waste of time. A peace that depends on fear is a suppressed war. A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. A sour truth is better than a sweet lie. A successful man is he who can lay firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him. A successful tem is a group of many hands but one of mind. A wise man is careful in making promises but a good man is meticulous in keeping them. A wise man will be the master if his mind. A fool will be its slave. A word and a stone once launched cannot be recalled. Absence makes the heart grow founder. Accept disappointments courageously and they become challenge for a greater effort. Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the formula which turns us from failure to success. Action may not always bring happiness but there is no happiness without action. Actions speak louder than words. After all is said and done, much is said and little is done. Aim as high as you can. Don’t let anything limit your faith. Always express appreciation first, before discussing a problem or bringing up a complaint. Always judge a person by the way he treats somebody who will be of no use to him. An action that arises from your nature is neither tiring nor frustrating. An angry man is seldom reasonable; a reasonable man is seldom angry. An investment of knowledge pays the best interest. An optimist sees the opportunity in each calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity. An optimist sees the rose, a pessimist sees a thorn. Anger is short time madness. Anger is a wind that blows out the lamp of the mind. Anger is a one letter short of danger. Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. At the intellectual level, logic is the most powerful tool that man possesses. Austerity always leads to prosperity! Be concerned with actions only, never with its result. Be quick to listen to what others have to say, but be slow to respond with your opinion. Be slow of tongue and quick on eye. Beauty consists in purity of heart. Bees that have honey in the mouth have stings in their tails. Behavior is a major in which everyone displays his own image. Belief has the power to create and the power to destroy. Believe in yourself no matter what you chose. Better a little fire that warms than a big that burns. Better face a danger once than be always in fear. Better never trouble until trouble troubles you. Better to slip with the foot than with the tongue. Blessed is the man who expects nothing for he shall never be disappointed. Books and friends should be few and good. Borrowed garments never fit well. By apologizing, parents teach children that everyone can be wrong and it is worth to admit it. By regrets, sorrows, tears and sighs, we only come to dissipate our energies. It will not help us to solve our problems. Challenges in life come in three broad categories: easy, difficult and impossible. Those who take on only the easy have a safe and boring life. Those who take on the difficult have a tough but satisfying life. Those who take on the impossible are remembered. Character is a strange blending of flinty strength and pliable warmth. Cheerfulness is nature’s umbrella in the storm of life. Cheerfulness keeps up the spirit of the one who processes it, and brings a smile to the lips of others. Choose the highest ideal and live your life up to that. Civilization is movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbour. Competition brings out the best in products and the worst in people. Contentment consists not in great wealth, but in few wants. Co-operation is doing with a smile what you have to do anyhow. Count your blessings not your troubles. Cruelty to animals is not only a stupid act but it is an insult to god. Daylight can seen through very small holes, so little things will illustrate a person’s character. Debt is the worst form of poverty. Desires are dreams if they are not converted into deeds. Disappointment can come only to those who make appointment with the future. Discipline is learnt in the school of adversity. Discipline of life is more precious than life itself, for it is out of that discipline, life derives value. Do a little more each day than you think possibly can. Do not spend your energy in talking, but meditate in silence. Do you love your creator? Love your fellow beings first. Doing a favour for a bad man is quite as dangerous as doing an injury to a good one. Doing easily what others find difficult is talent. Doing what is impossible for talent is genius. Don’t throw stones at your neighbors if your own windows are made of glass. Don’t try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night. Don’t bring me problems – Bring me solutions! Don’t learn tricks of the trade; learn the trade. Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today. Don’t let your mind cluttered with worry. It leaves less room for the good stuff. Don’t tell your trouble to others, most of them don’t care and rest of them are glad of it. Don’t waste time waiting for inspiration. Being and inspiration will find you. Dreams are touch stones of our character. Education doesnot mould our character is worthless. Ego is the bundle of memories of the past and desires. It isolates us from the rest of the world. Enthusiasm is the fuel of life; it helps you to get where you are going. Even a fish would stay out of troubles if it keeps its mouth shut. Every revolution was a first thought in one mans mind. Everybody exists. It is only the few who live. Everything is funny as long as it is happening to someone else. Evil by itself has no legs to stand upon. Excellence is never an accident. Exercise cautions your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. Experimenting with various ideas is good, but finally one has to focus on successfully completing a few of them. Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. Faith is the belief in the unknown as belief is faith in the known. Fate makes our relatives, choice makes friends. Fear and worry disappear when ignorance is dispelled by knowledge. Follow the truth wheresoever it leads. For every hurt, for every plight, for every lonely, painful night, there is a reason. For our dreams to come true we must first wake up. For sound sleep, no pillow is as soft as a clean conscience. Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. Friends are treasures. Genius is the gold in the mine, talent is the miner who works and brings it out. God brings men into deep water, not to drown them, but to cleanse them. God heals, but the doctor takes the fees. God made women without sense of humor so that they could love men instead of laughing at them. Good habits are our best companions. Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings. Good judgment comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgment. Good manners are made up of small sacrifices. Good order is the foundation of all things. Good questions outrank easy answers. Good thoughts and noble actions add to your inner personality and make you a greater person each day. Great excellence lies concealed in the depths of character, like pearls at the bottom of the sea. Great minds discuss ideas; medium minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Great minds have purposes; others have wishes. Greed brings war; contentment brings peace. Guilty conscience pricks the mind. Hands that work are much more precious than hands that pray. Happiest is who makes others happy. Happiness comes from within your heart, not from your surroundings. Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times. Hard work is the only investment that never fails. Hate no one; hate their vices. Hatred in our hearts causes enemies to triumph over us. Forgiveness causes us to triumph over them. Hatred never causes by hatred in the world. By love alone it ceases. He is free from danger who, even when he is safe, is on his guard. He knows not and knows not that he knows not is a fool. He profits most who serves best. He that boasts of his own knowledge proclaims his ignorance. He who borrows sells in freedom. He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak. He who is everywhere in nowhere. He, who is firm and resolute in will, moulds the world to himself. He who matters in passions conquers his greatest enemy. Help the weak if you are strong; Love the old if you are young; Own a fault if you are wrong; Forgive the order if he/she is wrong. Hold your temper/tongue for a moment and avoid a hundred days of sorrow/silence. Honor lies in honest toil. Hope for the best, but be prepared for the worst. Humility is fairer in rags than pride in cloths of gold. I have often regretted my speech, never my silence. If 99.9% is good enough, then 12 babies will be given to the wrong parents in the maternity ward! If men are so wicked with religion what would they be with out it? If something bad happens to you, think of all the things that didn’t happen. Things could have been worse. If we will take care of today, God will take care of tomorrow. If you are not busy living, you are busy dying. If you can learn from hard knocks, you can also learn from soft touches. If you dance to everyone’s tune, you will soon be lame in both legs. If you do what you should not, you must bear what you would not. If you keep your mouth shut and your eyes open, you will learn more than you think. If you meet your enemy, don’t punish him, do him a good turn, kill him with your kindness. If you want to be popular, never say an unkind word about anyone. If you want to fail, try to please everybody. If you want to fell rich, just count all of the things you have that money cannot buy. If you want to see man angry, keep him hungry. If you wish another to keep your secret, first keep it yourself. If you wish to succeed, consult three old people. Impressions formed at an early age strike roots deep down into one’s nature. In a land where guidelines are routinely violated, passing new guidelines will only produce new violations. In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock. In prayer what is essential is not words but the deep silence of communion. In the pursuit of women and gold, man suffers infinitely. In this world, there is always danger for those who are afraid of it. Instead of deriving pleasure from what we have, we derive pain from what others have. It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness. It is better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life. It is better to be big for your job, than to have a job that is too big for you. It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly. It is often better not to see an insult than to avenge it. It is sure to be dark if you shut your eyes. It is the busiest man who has time to spare. It may be alright to be content with what you have, never with what you are. It takes 72 muscles to frown, only 14 to smile. It’s better to complete a small project than to leave a big one half done. It’s better to wear out than to rust. It’s not the employer who pays the wages; it’s the product. It’s your attitude, not aptitude that determines your altitude. Jealousy arises from a lack of confidence in yourself. Judge men not their looks but buy their acts. Justice delayed is justice denied. Keep a secret, it is your slave. Tell it, and it is your master. Keep a winning attitude and you can never lose. Keep your face to sunshine and you cannot she the shadow. Kindness is the oil that takes the friction out of life. Know that every right thing you do – every good word you say – every positive thought you think – has good effect. Knowledge is man’s highest acquisition. It is a lifelong friend and a safest guide in life. Knowledge is a proud that he has learnt so much. Wisdom is sorry that he knows more. Laughter is inner jogging. Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too serve, seldom executed. Life is like a blank account. You only get back what you put in. Experience is the interest. Life is like a piano, what you get out of it depends on how you play it. Life is utterly simple and yet most complex. You have to simultaneously attend to both facets of life. Lift yourself by yourself; nobody else can do it for you. Like fire word can either warm or burn. Logic is the organized way of going wrong with the confidence. Looking back give us strength to move forward. Love is fruit in season at all times, and within the reach of every kind. Make yourself necessary to the world and the world will give you bread. Man is basically an animal. Using the sixth sense endowed on him, he removes the animal thoughts and acts as human. If he does not, he is no different from animal. Man is free the moment he wishes to be. Many dishes make many diseases. Measure twice so you have to cut only once. Mind alone is the cause for bondage and freedom. Misfortune comes on wings and departs on foot. Money is like an arm or leg – use it or lose it. Money no longer talks; it just goes without saying. Nature is the art of God eternal. Nature, time and patience are the three great physicians. No actions can give you freedom; only knowledge can make you free. No good man ever became suddenly rich. No man is rich whose expenditure exceeds his means and no man is poor whose income exceed his outgoings. No one can make you happy except yourself. No one method can suit all. Not education but character is man’s greatest need and man’s greatest safeguard. Not sickness, but health, is the greatest of medical mysteries. Not that which goes into the mouth pullets a man, but only that which comes out of it. Nothing deflates so fast as a punctured reputation. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Nothing wastes more energy than worrying. Now is the glorious moment. Grasp it, treasure it up and hug it. Utilize it to the utmost. Obedience produces success. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals. Once a word escapes, it cannot be captured. One cannot be a friend and a flatterer too. One good head is sometimes better than hundred strong hands. One must be poor to know the luxury of living. One who knows when to stop runs into no danger. Onion tears do not touch the heart. Our good one and evil deeds follow us continuously like shadows. Overcome evil with good, false hood with truth, and hatred with love. Patience is better tree but it has a sweet fruit. Patience is the best remedy for every trouble. People judge you by your actions, not your intention. You may have a heart of gold but so does a hard boiled egg. Perfection should be aimed at the even smallest task. Pessimists are the world’s happiest people. 90% of the time they are right and the other 10% they are pleasantly surprised. Poverty is cruel, but it is curable. Praise a friend in public, criticize in private. Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night. Pride goes before a fall. Problems are only opportunities in the work clothes. Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experiences. Reading is to the mind what experiences to the body. Reading without thinking is like eating with out digesting. Renunciation is freedom in action and not freedom from action. Reward of good and evil follows as the shadow follows the object. Sandalwood perfumes even the axe that hews it down. Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Scissors and fools require careful handling. Self confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings. Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you will land among the stars. Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time. Silence and modesty are valuable qualities in conversation. Simple and straightforward is the language that truth speaks. Skill and confidence are an unconquered army. Solve the problems that life set before you, and you will find that solving them contributes to your inner growth. Some men are old at 30, while others are young at 80. Some of our principles regrets in life are the opportunities we passed up and the chances we didn’t take. Some people are too fatalistic to be afraid of death. Some people are never being anything, fearing failure; others begin but give up the moment a problem arises. Speak ill of no person, but speak all the good you know of everybody. Speak the truth and you will never be concerned with your memory. Speaking without thinking is shooting without taking aim. Speech is silver, silence is golden. Spend not where you must save, save not where you must spend. Stand up to be seen. Speak up to be appreciated. Strive to be happy. Success can be dangerous; it can breed arrogance. Sometimes it’s better to fail. Failure fosters humility, will win you more points with people than arrogance. Success is a wonderful thing, but never underestimates the value of failure. Failure teaches many more things than success ever can. Success is based on imagination plus ambition and the will to work. Success is most enjoyable when it has been won against odds. Success will come running towards you, if you are committed to succeeding. Success will not lower its standards to us. We must raise our standards to successes. Systematic thinking must precede action. Tact is the fine art of knowing how far is too far. Take the decision. If it is right, well and good. And if it is wrong you will find it soon enough. Take time to laugh – It is the music of the soul. Teachers open the doors. You enter by yourself. The achievers are those who never give up regardless of the problems they encounter. The best of passion is compassion. The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. The better you listen, the more you learn how little you know. The biggest room in the world is room for improvement. The chief cause of human errors is to be found in the prejudices picked up in the childhood. The contented man is never poor, the discontented is never rich. The future to those who live beauty of their dreams. The greater intensity of your desire and the later its get fulfilled, the greater will be your gratitude. The greatest satisfaction in life is not in getting ahead of others, but in getting a head of ourselves. The harder you work, the luckier you get. The human mind is like an umbrella – functions best when open. The mind is its own place and can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven. The more I learn, I come to know how much I do not know, Experience of age usually outshines velour. The only known cure for fear is faith. The only people who never make mistakes are those who do nothing. The path of duty is the way to glory. The perfect never become imperfect. The quality of life depends on the quality of experiences. If the experiences are good, life is good. The real problem is how to govern a large scale with small scale minds. The reason there are so few who talk well in public is that there are so few who think in private. The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work. The sea refuses no river. The search of happiness is not in doing what one likes but in liking what one has to do. The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. The selfish man is a never happy man. The soul man is honest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. The winners in life’s game are not those who have never tasted failure, but rather those who have failed again and again, but who never gave up. Winners benefit from each failure and see it as a step to victory. The work of the wicked will perish; the work of the godly will flourish. There are no ugly women; there are only women who do not know how to look pretty. There are always some good in every situation; all you have to do is look for it. There is only one god but endless are His aspects and endless are His names. They conquer who believe they can. This life is not for complaint, but for satisfaction. Those who do not remember the past are often condemned to repeat it. Time does not change us. It just unfolds us. Time is great healer. Time is life. It can neither be borrowed not bought. Time is money. Time is the fire in which we burn. To be blind is bad, but worse it is to have eyes and not see. To be good is noble, but to teach how to be good is nobler. To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved. To eat is human, the digest is divine. To try and to fail is okay. But to fail to try is tragic. Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. Train yourself to say ‘no ‘– with a smile. Many of our problems arise from not knowing how to say ‘no’. Treat others the way you’d like them to treat you. Respect others as you want to be respected. Troubles are like babies; they only grow up by nursing. Trust not a friend nor an old enemy. Two things indicate weakness- to be silent when it is proper to speak, and to speak when it is proper to be silent. United we stand divided we fall. Violence is last refuge of incompetent. War begins only in the minds of men. Wasn’t it true sometimes the greatest misfortunes brought unseen rewards? We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough. We have our own fortunes we call them fate. We should well of those who think ill of us. Wealth I s not only what is with you, but what is in you. Wealth may seek us; but wisdom must be sought. Wealth shines when the rich are humble and kind. What the wise men do in the beginning – the fools do in the end. When a man goes angry, his reach rides out. When a man repeats his promise again and again, he means to fail you. When all else is lost, the future still remains. When I refuse to forgive, I am burning a bridge that some body I will need to pass over. When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. When one cannot change a situation, better change oneself. When a spider web unites, they can tie up a lion. When the time of judgment comes, we shall not be asked what we have, but what we have done! When unhappy, one doubts everything; when happy one doubts nothing. When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. When is pleasure, life is joy. Work is duty, life is slavery. When you are right no one remembers; when you are wrong no one forgets – Irish proverb. When you can be brilliant or pleasant, choose pleasant. When you feel burdened with all there is to do, reassess your priorities. Then do the most important first, and leave the rest for later. While there is life there is hope. Who gossips to you will gossip of you. Winners never quit and a quitter never wins. Wisdom begins in wonder. Wisdom is the head not in the bread. Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it. Wise men learn more from fools, than fools from wise. Wish not so much to live long, as to live well. Without a rich in heart, wealth is an ugly beggar. Without ego you can go on, with ego you are gone. Without goals, we cannot grow. Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more. Work purifies the heart and so leads to wisdom. Worry makes man prematurely old. Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. You are wise man today if you have learned from yesterday’s blunders. You are the cause of everything that happens to you. Be careful what you cause. You can only make others better by being good yourself. You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. You cannot change anyone except yourself. You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience. Your mind is like a garden. Tend it well by filling it with positive, encouraging and faith-building thoughts throughout the day.