1. One is never as fortunate or as unfortunate as imagination.
2. Laughter has no greater enemy than emotion.
3. The value of life lies in not the number of days, but the use we make of them.
4. The world is a comedy to those who think & a tragedy to those who feel.
5. Delicacy is to love what grace is to beauty.
6. I donít want people to be agreeable; as it saves me from the trouble of liking them a great deal.
7. A life spent in making mistakes is more honorable than a life spent in doing nothing.
8. There is nothing new except what is forgotten.
9. If you board a wrong train, there is no use running along the corridor in the other direction.
10. Life is doubt & faith, without doubt there is death.
11. Any man who is not a something of socialist before he is forty has no heart & any man who is still a socialist even after forty has no head.
12. All you need in life is ignorance & confidence, then success is sure.
13. Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out.
14. Jealousy arises from a lack of confidence, not in others, but in oneself.
15. Only few men think, but all have opinion.
16. Contradiction & flattery both make poor conversation.
17. At the hour of death, what matters most is what you have done, & not what you had planned to do.
18. Some people talk simply because they feel sound is more manageable than silence.
19. Donít speak about your happiness to the one less fortunate than yours.
20. An angry man opens his mouth & shuts his eyes.
21. With a sense of possession comes selfishness.
22. Beauty strikes the eyes, but goodness moves the heart.
23. If you are at patience at one moment of anger, you will escape hundred days of sorrow.
24. Eye is the mirror of soul.
25. Silence is perhaps the best answer.
26. No oneís so thoroughly appreciates the value of constructive criticism as the one whoís giving it.
27. There are two ways of reflecting light, to be a candle or to be a mirror reflecting it.
28. Silence along with modesty, is a good aid of conversation.
29. The longer the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.
30. In every winterís heart there is a gearing spring & behind the veil of each night there is a smiling dawn.
31. Pain nourishes courage, you canít be brave if you have only had wonderland things happening to you.
32. Children have never been good at listening to elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
33. A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crisis.
34. Keep some souvenirs of your past, or how will you prove it wasnít all a dream.
35. Live your life so that you donít have to hide your worries.
36. When someone says he is laying all the cards on the table, count them.
37. Never fear shadows. They simply mean thereís a light shining somewhere nearby.
38. No matter how much you have been complaining about the food as soon as the waiter asks you how the things are, you always say, ďfineĒ.
39. Experience is valuable in most human endeavors; but the problem of getting a cat down out of a tree is new every time it arises.
40. Seize this day! Begin now! Each day is a new life. Seize it, Live it! For in today already walks away.
41. It is easier very much to extinguish a first desire than to satisfy those which follow it.
42. Before being the masters of others, you should be master of yourself.
43. The darkest hour has only 60 minutes.
44. Morality is itís own advocate. It is never necessary to apologize for it.
45. There is even happiness that makes the heart afraid.
46. Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or stars.
47. Love is a game that two can play & both win.
48. What is dusk, but a fleeing dawn.
49. What upsets me is not that you lied to me, but that from now on I can no longer trust you.
50. There is always a foolish corner in the brain of wise man.
51. Our faults irritate us the most when we see it in others.
52. Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to war.
53. Habit of not resisted soon becomes necessity.
54. Two wrongs donít make a right.
55. The wise needs no advice; the fools wonít take away.
56. It is easy to be brave from the safe distance.
57. Women are wiser than men are because they know less & understand more.
58. Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless. Peacock & lilies for example.
59. A short cut is often the quickest way to some place you werenít going.
60. Money is a good servant but a bad master.
61. Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.
62. Among the lifeís rudest awakenings are alarm clocks on workdays & rain on roof on weekends.
63. To meet & depart is the way of life, to depart & meet is the hope of life.
64. Unborn tomorrow & dead yesterday, why worry about them if today is born sweet.
65. Yesterday is a canceled checque, tomorrow is a promising note; today is ready cash, spend it wisely.
66. The greatest of courage on earth is to bear defeat without loosing heart.
67. Happiness comes to those who smile, success comes to those who try.
68. The value of pearls is in itís purity, but the value of a gift is in itís modesty.
69. A right cause never fails, a true work never hurtís ultimately.
70. A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage.
71. Donít try to get rid of a bad temper by losing it.
72. If you are right you can afford to keep your temper; if you are wrong; you canít afford to lose it.
73. Practice thrift or things will drift.
74. The full use of today is the best preparation for tomorrow.
75. Lose an hour in the morning & you will look for it the rest of the day.
76. Since God made us to original, why stoop to be a copy.
77. He, who wantís to please all, will please none.
78. When poverty comes in at the door, love flies out of the window.
79. Success often goes to those who dare & act.
80. It is shallow people who donít judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is visible not the invisible.
81. The name of peace is sweet & the thing itself is good, but there is a great difference between peace & slavery.
82. In every attempt there will be one set of men who will applaud & another who will pick up holes.
83. If you believe in ďGodĒ you can see him now.
84. Few people do business well, who do nothing else.
85. When a person with experience meets a person with money, the person with money will get some experience.
86. Gossip is what nobody claims but everybody enjoys.
87. Youth & white paper take any impression.
88. The most important in games is not to win but to take part just as the most important thing in life is not to triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered, but to have fought well.
89. All things are possible for him who believes they are all easier to him, who loves they are less difficult to him, who hopes still more easy to him, who preserves in practice of those three virtues.
90. Failure is just a bend on the road, not the end to success.
91. For any sorrow there is only one medicine better & more reliable than all the drugís in the world, work.
92. Education is the torch that destroys fear from the human heart.
93. If you donít understand what it means, you havenít been listening.
94. If you canít convince them, confuse them.
95. Before you have an argument with your boss, take a good look at both the sides, his side & outside.
96. It isnít what you know that counts; it is what you think in time.
97. There is no job so simple that it cannot be done wrong.
98. Law of destiny: Glory may be fleeing, but obscurity forever.
99. Itís not whether you lose, but itís how place the blame.
100. Look for strength in people, not weakness; good, not evil; most of us find what we search for.
101. You must have a good time meeting people if you wish that they should have a good time meeting you.
102. Being superior to others may never require great effort. What is difficult is the desire to be superior to yourself.
103. Lotís of folks confused bad management with destiny.
104. A handful of men have become rich by simply paying attention to details that most of us ignore.
105. Some men succeed because they are destined to, most men because they are determined to.
106. If you donít drive your business you will be driven out of business.
107. The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.
108. I love those who reach for the impossible.
109. The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, & doing well whatever you do.
110. Fear is never a reason for quitting, it is only an excuse.
111. If you want to do something you find the way. If you donít want to do anything you find the excuse.
112. Experience is the hard teacher as it gives the test first, & the lesson afterwards.
113. Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
114. He who fears of being conquered is sure of being defeated.
115. A man without fear succeeds in everything he undertakes.
116. You get only one chance to make a first impression.
117. Man must search for what is right & let happiness come on itís own.
118. Itís the present moment that matters. The past & the future are only a succession of present moments, but we are always tempted to exaggerate their importance because they are gone or because they have not yet come.
119. To the optimists all doors have handles & hangers, to the pessimists all doors have lockís & latchís.
120. Poise (Way in which one holds oneself on oneís head) is that quality which enables you to buy a pair of shoes without seeming conscious of the hole in your stocking.
121. Follies change their types, but foolishness remains.
122. Rumorís is one thing that gets thicker as you spread it.
123. Humour is laughing at what you havenít got when you ought to have it.
124. Blunt tools sometimes found to use where sharper one could fail.
125. The secret of obtaining loyalty from another is in being able to first give your trust.
126. An apology is a good way to have a last word.
127. Nothing succeeds like success.
128. He who is firm in his wills moulds the world to himself.
129. Sharp wits like sharp knives often cut their owners.
130. If you have determination then the thought will automatically followed by implementation.
131. When you cling to past the present becomes difficult, & the future becomes impossible.
132. Silence is an unspoken language, which can break all barriers.
133. If you are not part of the solution, then you are not part of the problem.
134. One who always compares himself with others will either suffer from ego or jealousy.
135. Until you try you donít know what you can do.
136. While one person hesitates because he feels he is inferior, the other person is busy in making mistakes & becoming superior.
137. If a man is worth knowing at all, he is worth knowing well.
138. Better got a stiff neck for aiming too high than a hunchback for aiming too low.
139. Knowing your destination is half the journey.
140. Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
141. It is achieve to assume a habit, but when you try to cast it off; it will take the skin & stick.
142. Habit is a cable, we weave a thread of it everyday & at last we cannot break it.
143. When you sing your own praises, itís generally low.
144. Everyone likeís you for what you are & not for what you pretend to be.
145. What is beautiful may not always be good, but what is good is always beautiful.
146. Faults are thick where love is thin.
147. If at first you donít succeed; try, try, try again, then give up. There is no use being a damn fool about it.
148. A rough word is more painful then a blow.
149. Loneliness is better than disagreeable company.
150. A fool judges people by the presents they give him.
151. Happiness is like a butterfly, which when pursued is always just behind your grasp, but which of you will sit down quietly may alight upon you.
152. Time, like a snowflake disappears when we are deciding what to do with it.
153. To have more, desire less.
154. To worry does no good at all, but does a lot of harm. It puts cross lines upon your face, & dissipates your harm.
155. Whether is to be, will be, that worry cannot change. It only serves to dim your joy, and all your friends estrange.
156. One must have a great sense of humour to avoid filling into mood of bitterness.
157. To work at the things you love or for those you love is to turn work, into play & duty into privilege.
158. Gods' great power is in the gentle breeze not in the storm.
159. There is a smile of love, there is a smile of deceit, there is a smile of smiles, In which these two smiles meet.
are times when a lie becomes permissible if one is certain that to tell
162. To love is nothing, To be loved is something, To love & and to be loved is everything.
163. A good rule for going through life is to keep the heart a little softer than the heart.
164. The ultimate test of whether you posses a sense of humour is your reaction when one tells you donít.
165. A sense of humour doesnít make us happier; but compensates for the fact that we are not.
166. Anger is not only inevitable, it is necessary. Itís absence means indifference; the most disaster of human failings.
167. Charm is way of getting answer yes without having asked a clear question.
168. Unless a man feels he has good enough money he should not venture into a lie.
169. Two wrongs donít make wrong right, they make a good excuse.
170. If we let things worry us, life will not be worth living.
171. While children are still young; give them deep roots; when they grew older give them wings.
172. He that had gained an entire conquest ever himself; will find no mighty difficulties in sub-diving all other oppositions.
173. People always talk of perseverance courage & fortitude, but patience is the first part of fortitude & nearest to.
174. Determination leads to success.
175. To accomplish great things we must not only act; but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
176. The people who get on this world are the people who get up & work for the circumstances they want; & if they canít find them, make them.
177. Computers must be easier to work than human beings, no misunderstanding or breakdown in communication.
178. A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other the guardian of his substitute.
179. To marry is to usually have your rights & duties doubled.
180. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
181. Each day is a little life, every waking & rising a little yours, every fresh morning a little youth, & every going to sleep a little death.
182. Rose is a rose, & nothing else.
183. They have a right to censure, who have a heart to help.
184. Before we censure a man for seeming what he is not, we should be sure that we know what he is.
185. Considering how hard it is to change yourself, you will soon understand what little chance you have got to change others.
186. It seems to be our destiny never to love anything without seeking to alter it & in altering it to make it other than what we first loved.
187. What a man has may be dependent upon otherís, but what he is depends upon himself alone.
188. Character is pretty like a window glass - when it is cracked, it is, both inside & out.
189. The desire to see clever often keeps us from being so.
190. The usual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pits.
191. The best of men cannot suspend their fate, the good die early & the bad die late.
192. If we had no faults we should not take much pleasure in noticing them in others.
193. It is easier to flatter than to praise.
194. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
195. When all else is lost, the future still remains.
196. Commonsense could prevent most divorces & also most marriages.
197. There are two times in a manís life when he should speculate; when he canít afford it & when he can.
198. A gentleman is a man who can disagree without being disagreeable.
199. Greatness lies not in being strong but in the right use of the strength.
200. Grief is itself a medicine.
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