Oct 29, 2005


"To be a leader you must stand for something, or you will fail for anything." - Anthony Pagano -


"The fastest way to pass your own expectations is to add passion to your labour." - Mike Litman -

Oct 28, 2005


"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another." - Charles Dickens -

Oct 24, 2005


"One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do. " - Henry Ford -


"We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly." - Author unknown -

Oct 22, 2005


"If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe -

Oct 21, 2005

Being yourself

"Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else." - Judy Garland -

Oct 20, 2005


"Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting." - Napolean Hill -

All things

"We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things." - Author unknown -


"Express kindness with your eyes and through the tone of your voice, not only with your choice of words."

- J Donald Walters -

Thinking with Purpose

"To put away aimlessness and weakness, and to begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment; who make all conditions serve them, and who think strongly, attempt fearlessly, and accomplish masterfully." - James Allen -

Oct 19, 2005

Past and Future

"If you want to know your past, examine your present conditions. If you want to know your future, examine your present actions." - Buddhist saying -

Oct 18, 2005

Completeness of life

"Be life long or short, its completeness depends on what it was lived for." - David Starr Jordan -

Greatness in a hurry

"Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds." - Benjamin Disreali -

Oct 15, 2005

More friends

"You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you." - Dale Carnegie -

Human freedoms

"We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.
The first is freedom of speech and expression - everywhere in the world.
The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way - everywhere in the world.
The third is freedom from want - everywhere in the world.
The fourth is freedom from fear - anywhere in the world."

- Franklin D. Roosevelt -

Oct 12, 2005

Lessons from an Oyster

"There once was an oyster whose story I tell,
Who found that some sand had got into his shell.

It was only a grain, but it gave him great pain.
For oysters have feelings although they're so plain.

Now, did he berate the harsh workings of fate
That had brought him to such a deplorable state?

Did he curse at the government, cry for election,
And claim that the sea should have given him protection?

'No,' he said to himself as he lay on a shell,
Since I cannot remove it, I shall try to improve it.

Now the years have rolled around, as the years always do,
And he came to his ultimate destiny stew.

And the small grain of sand that had bothered him so
Was a beautiful pearl all richly aglow.

Now the tale has a moral, for isn't it grand
What an oyster can do with a morsel of sand?

What couldn't we do if we'd only begin
With some of the things That get under our skin.

The richest man, whatever his lot,
Is he who is content with what he has got."

- Author Unknown -

Ten Rules

1. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
2. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
3. Never spend your money before you have it.
4. Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap; it will never be dear to you.
5. Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold.
6. Never repent of having eaten too little.
7. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
8. Don't let the evils which have never happened cost you pain.
9. Always take things by their smooth handle.
10. When angry, count to ten before you speak; if very angry, count to one hundred.
- Thomas Jefferson's ten rules for the good life -

Oct 11, 2005

You've got to

"You've got to...
Dance like there's no one watching,
Love like you can never get hurt,
Sing like there's no one listening,
Live like it is heaven on earth,
And teach from the heart to be heard."

- Bill Purkey -


"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of good deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt -

Oct 10, 2005


"Right thinking is the ability to foresee what things must be done, and what things must be avoided, to reach the goal we have set. Foresight of this kind is based on a remembrance of past experiences and a correct estimate of the present condition." - Dr. Bradley -

Oct 9, 2005


"Make yourself one of the actors in the game of greatness which is being played in the world, and whether you gain or lose, it will leave you at least the renown of a great player." - Alexander Dumas -


"If you don't have a vision for the future, then your future is threatened to be a repeat of the past." - A R Bernard -

Oct 8, 2005

Greet this day

"I will greet this day with love in my heart.

And how will I do this?

Henceforth will I look on all things with love.

I will love the sun for it warms my bones;

Yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit.

I will love the light for it shows me the way;

Yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars.

I will welcome happiness as it enlarges my heart;

Yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul.

I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due;

Yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge."

- Og Mandino -

Oct 7, 2005


"It is the Law that any difficulties that can come to you at any time, no matter what they are, must be exactly what you need most at the moment, to enable you to take the next step forward by overcoming them. The only real misfortune, the only real tragedy, comes when we suffer without learning the lesson." - Emmet Fox -


"If you are not using your smile, you're a man with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook." - Les Giblin -

Thanks Rani for sharing these words.