GREAT THOUGHTS BY GREAT PEOPLES


MAHATMA GANDHI
(1869-1948)
  • One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.
  • Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. 
  • The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
 
RABINDRANATH TAGORE
(1861-1941)
  • Character, not brain, will count at the crucial moment.
  • You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
  • It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.
  • If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.
 
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
(1564-1616)
  • Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
  • Three sentence for getting success – Know more than others, Work more than others & Expect more than others.
  • Thoughts are but dreams till their effects be tried.
  • Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
  • Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. 
 
EDMUND BURKE
(1729-1797)
  • Education is the chief defense of a nation.
  • The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
  • Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
  • Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.
 
CICERO
  • If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to reach at the second or even the third pace.
  • While there is life, there is hope.
  • A room without books is like a body without a soul.
  • The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
  • If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
 
 
G.K.CHESTERTON
(1874-1936)
  • People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
  • When it comes to life, the crucial thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. 
  • Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.
  • An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.
 
SWAMI VIVEKANANDA
(1863-1902)
  • The powers of mind are like the rays of the sun dissipated. When they are concentrated, they illumine.
  • You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
  • You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
  • We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
 
 

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