Sunday, May 18, 2008

Some quotes after LeaderShape

Civilization is a race between education and catastrophe. - H.G. Wells (engraved into concrete on the Paradise Valley Community College campus)

The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom but to set a limit to infinite error. – Ervin Szucs 1898-1956

I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any. I refuse to live in other people's houses as an interloper, a beggar or a slave. - Mahatma Mohandas Gandhiji

An Education System which merely Informs but does not Instruct, trains the head but not the heart and soul of the student, has disastrous effect on the society. - Pandurang Shastri Athavale

Where there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty in the character; Where there is beauty in the character, there is harmony in the whole; Where there is harmony in the whole, there is justice in the nation; Where there is justice in the nation, there is peace in the world. - Abdul Kalam

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. - Leo Tolstoy

Happy moments, praise God – Difficult moments, seek God – Quiet moments, worship God Painful moments, trust God – Every moment, thank God. - GCA Directory

When I Asked God for Strength He Gave Me Difficult Situations to Face,
When I Asked God for Brain & Brown He Gave Me Puzzles in Life to Solve,
When I Asked God for Happiness He Showed Me Some Unhappy People,
When I Asked God for Wealth He Showed Me How to Work Hard,
When I Asked God for Favors He Showed Me Opportunities to Work Hard,
When I Asked God for Peace He Showed Me How to Help Others,
God Gave Me Nothing I Wanted, He Gave Me Everything I Needed. - Swami Vivekananda

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go. -Mother Teresa

A variation on "Heavy is the head that wears a crown":
Heavy is the head that never is allowed to wear a crown on their birthday. - myself about third world kids 

A variation on "It's lonely at the top":
It is lonely at the top and at the bottom of the normal distribution curve. - myself

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
Amen - Prayer of Sant Francis of Assisi

"You are the makers of your own fortunes. You make yourselves suffer, you make good and evil, and it is you who put your hands before your eyes and say it is dark. Take your hands away and see the light."

"Who will give the world light? Sacrifice in the past has been the Law, it will be, alas, for ages to come. The earth's bravest and best will have to sacrifice themselves for the good of many, for the welfare of all."

"Come out into the universe of Light. Everything in the universe is yours, stretch out your arms and embrace it with love. If you ever felt you wanted to do that, you have felt God." - Swami Vivekananda

poem: The Secret Sits
We dance round in a ring and suppose,
But the Secret sits in the middle and knows. - Robert Frost From "A Witness Tree", 1942

1 comment:

mini6280 said...

I love this as it is so true but so difficult to actually attain but we can certainly try and practice as always trying and practicing is not failing even when you do not reach the goal that you wish to attain as the true joy and wisdom comes is in being present in the journey.