Quotations are like scrumptious breakfast; they energize you, refresh you and prepares you the day for the unforgiving world. Go, ponder and win this “dog eat dog” world – (quote, mine)
“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”
ಸತ್ಯ ಬಹು ಪವಿತ್ರ; ಆದರೆ ಪದೇ ಪದೇ ಸತ್ಯವನ್ನೇ ಹೇಳುತ್ತಿದ್ದರೆ ಯಾರೂ ನಂಬರು. ಹೀಗಂತ ಒಬ್ಬ ದಾರ್ಶನಿಕನ ಮಾತು.
“so many gods, so many creeds,
so many paths that wind and wind
when just the art of being kind
is all this sad world needs”
“In the end we will not remember the words of our enemies but we will remember the silence of our friends”.
“It’s never too late to ask for it. It’s never too late to give it. Forgiveness can change everything”
When a person dies he leaves behind Only three things that benefit him; a continuing charity, knowledge that benefits, and a RIGHTEOUS offspring who prays for him.
Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him )
“Overlook any human faults with gracious forgiveness.” Holy Qur’an(15:85)
Repel the evil deed with one which is better, then lo! he, between whom and thee there was enmity (will become) as though he was a bosom friend. Holy Qur’an(41:34)
“(It is) for those who believe and put their trust in their Lord… when they are angry even then forgive.” Holy Qur’an(42:36-37)
“The recompense for an injury is an injury equal thereto (in degree): but if a person forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from God: for (God) loveth not those who do wrong.” Holy Qur’an(42:40)
“Practise forgiveness, command decency and avoid ignorant people” Holy Qur’an (7: 199)
A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us.
“Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.”
— General Charles De Gaulle
ದೇವರಲ್ಲಿ ಮತ್ತು ಅಂತಿಮ ದಿನದಲ್ಲಿ ವಿಶ್ವಾಸ ಇಡುವವರು ನೆರೆಯವನನ್ನು ಪೀಡಿಸಬಾರದು, ಅತಿಥಿಗಳನ್ನು ಸತ್ಕರಿಸಬೇಕು, ಮತ್ತು ಒಳ್ಳೆಯ ಮಾತನ್ನೇ ಆಡಬೇಕು ಅಥವಾ ಮೌನವಾಗಿರಬೇಕು – ಪ್ರವಾದಿ ಮುಹಮ್ಮದ್ (ಸ.ಅ.ಸ.)
ದೇಶಭಕ್ತಿ ಎಂದರೆ ತಮ್ಮವರೇ ಆದ ಜನರನ್ನು ಪ್ರೀತಿಸುವುದು; ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯತೆ ಎಂದರೆ
ತಮ್ಮವರಲ್ಲದವರನ್ನು ಧ್ವೇಷಿಸುವುದು. – ಫ್ರಾನ್ಸ್ ದೇಶದ ಜನರಲ್. ಚಾರ್ಲ್ಸ್ ಡೀ ಗಾಲ್
ಮಾತು ಬೆಳ್ಳಿ, ಮೌನ ಚಿನ್ನ ಅಂತಾರ್ರೀ, ಆದ್ರ ನನಗ್ ತಿಳದ್ ಹಾಂಗ ಮಾತು ಚಿನ್ನ, ಮೌನ ಮಷಾಣ ಕಣ್ರೀ…
ಮನುಷ್ಯನಿಗೂ ಪ್ರಾಣಿಗಳಿಗೂ ಇರುವ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಮತ್ತು ಬಹುಶಃ ಒಂದೇ ವ್ಯತ್ಯಾಸ ಮಾತು. ಪ್ರಾಣಿಗಳು ವಿವಿದ ರೀತಿಯ ಸ್ವರಗಳ ಮೂಲಕ ಸಂವಹನ ಏರ್ಪಡಿಸಿದರೂ ಮನುಷ್ಯರ ಹಾಗೆ ಮಾತನಾಡುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ಈ ದೈವೀದತ್ತ ಮಾತನ್ನು ಮನುಷ್ಯ ಜನರನ್ನು ಅರಿಯುವ ನಿಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಬಳಸಿಕೊಂಡರೆ ಪ್ರಪಂಚದಲ್ಲಿ ಶಾಂತಿ ಸಾಧ್ಯ.
ಕೆಳಗೆ ಒಂದಿಷ್ಟು ಆಂಗ್ಲ ಸಾಲುಗಳನ್ನು ಕೊಟ್ಟಿದ್ದೇನೆ, ಓದಿ, ಆನಂದಿಸಿ
The flowering moments of the mind
Drop half their petals in our speech.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., To My Readers
Man is born with the faculty of speech. Who gives it to him? He who gives the bird its song.
– Joseph Joubert
Speech was made to open man to man, and not to hide him; to promote commerce, and not betray it.
– David Lloyd (1), State Worthies
If you your lips would keep from slips,
Five things observe with care;
To whom you speak, of whom you speak,
And how, and when, and where.
– William Edward Norris, Thirlby Hall
I am a barbarian here, because I am not understood by anyone.
[Lat., Barbarus his ego sum, quia non intelligor ulli.]
God, that all-powerful Creator of nature and architect of the world, has impressed man with no character so proper to distinguish him from other animals, as by the faculty of speech.
– Quintilian (Marcus Fabius Quintilianus),
De Institutione Oratoria (II, 17, 2)
According to Solomon, life and death are in the power of the tongue; and as Euripides truly affirmeth, every unbridled tongue in the end shall find itself unfortunate; for in all that ever I observed in the course of worldly things, I ever found that men’s fortunes are oftener made by their tongues than by their virtues, and more men’s fortunes overthrown thereby, also, than by their vices.
– Sir Walter Raleigh (1)
will speak daggers to her, but use none.
– William Shakespeare
There are laws to protect the freedom of the press’s speech, but none that are worth anything to protect the people from the press.
– Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens),
License of the Press
Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar.