Monday, December 04, 2006

My Favorite quotes III

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Hi,
One of my friends sent me a forward containing the quotes on Chanakya. They are so relevant even in the present world. I find these quotations,really deserving.These are just like an unleashing innings of an marvelous mind.knowledge is an infinite ocean,it's very hard to be through. Friends,if you have any such quotations,then give those Tornados a direction towards my mailbox.

Chanakya's Quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC - 275 BC)

"A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and Honest people are screwed first."

"Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous."

"The biggest guru-mantra is: Never share your secrets with anybody. ! It will destroy you."

"There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no Friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth."

"Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead."

"As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it."

"The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman."

"Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest."

"The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction."

"Whores don't live in company of poor men, citizens never support a weak company and birds don't build nests on a tree that doesn't bear fruits."

"God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple."

"A man is great by deeds, not by birth."

"Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness."

"Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends."

"Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person."

"Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth."

Though I have reservations about a few of these quotes, on introspection, they seem to be true. Atleast, each of them would make a good topic for contemplation on a rainy afternoon or on a sleepless night with no other soul for company. Try it! You'll learn loads about yourself. Keeping a journal of such times would enhance the journey. After such a free wheeled ride on your mind, you would feel so rejuvenated and you would have become your own best friend! Do tell me your comments and views on it!

9 comments:

Anand said...

You think of Political philosophies on a rainy afternoon? sleepless nights?

hmmmm, interesting.. Are you single? :)

Arun said...

> After such a free wheeled ride on
> your mind, you would feel so
> rejuvenated and you would have
> become your own best friend!
yeah, u r right. but the problem with quotes or any advice u hear for that matter, is that it is very temporary for that moment. otherwise nobody will make any mistake,rite?
i think the best comes out of contemplation of things happened/happening to u or those arnd u. They may teach the same leason in life maybe even less significant but, it will some effect on life. atleast to me,any quote or thinking about any quote hasnt changed me. i will only feel the same after watching a feel-good-movie :-). but yeah, we dont have the liberty to learn from our own exp always. it mite be costly. but effective?
anyway thats only my personal opinion. but keep writing quotes, i like to read them :)

Sudipta Chatterjee said...

There is a fine line between the truth and the absolute truth: we need to learn that. Can we have some non-quote posts now please?

Velocity said...

Look .. someone started quoting ...

real rice of ... as i always..
"there is Nothing in outsourcing knowledge... " in " ariva outsource pannandrathu thappaa illa" thats more rhyming...

Few of the facts but... few abberations from facts....

alpine path said...

Anand, thinking about them once in a while is actually fun. Yeah, I'm "busy being single".:)

Arun, you can usually match up the quotes with real life experiences. Sometimes, we'd be bogged down by the experiences. A quote or a saying, read somewhere, will drive the point home... just like a lightning flash. That is totally fun!

Sudipta, true! I'm right now coming back from a hiatus... So a post is on its way :)

Velocity, well... I didn't get what u said... Anyways, thanks for ur comments

Arun said...

> you can usually match up the quotes > with real life experiences
yeah bcos latter brings the former. (case of a conjunction?).
but seriously most of the qoutes are though quite obvious,makes u feel happy/energized for short time. u r lucky if u can keep the energy prolonged. in my exp, exp are more prolonged and has real effect.
i think what "Velocity" meant was we are ( preaching or spreading )the ideas of philosophers.

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Velocity said...

I meant that there is nothing wrong accepting sayings and other stuff as long as they hold good for reality...
These quotes are a classical example where u find something said before 2 thousand years is so apt.. even today in every aspect .. though there are r few exaggerations.. like the one that goes like.
""Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness." " coz it is not inline with the current world... otherwise the quotes sound ., more like facts which the harsh reality offers..

One more thing... Arun is right.. atleast in one prespective..