A host of quotes and proverbs - some may make you smile.
Some may make you sad - Some may inspire
We hope you enjoy them all
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
"It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies."
"There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: One is roots. The other is wings."
"A smile is a light in the window of your face to show your heart is at home."
"To become a thoroughly good man is the best prescription for keeping a sound mind and a sound body."
"You have to stay in shape. My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She's 97 today and we don't know where on earth she is."
"Our health always seems much more valuable after we lose it."
"You cannot kindle a fire in any other heart until it is burning in your own."
" To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die."
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched ...but are felt in the heart."
ABILITY is what you are capable of doing.
MOTIVATION determines what you do.
ATTITUDE determines how well you do it.
"The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
"Once the game is over the king and the pawn go back in the same box."
"There is no shame when you try and fail; there is only shame when you fail to try."
"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."
"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered."
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience; but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy."
"I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it."
"Don't part with your dreams. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live."
"Remember: People may not remember what you did for them, or even what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel."
"Never take no for an answer from someone who doesn't have the authority to say yes."
"You've failed many times, although you don't remember. You fell down the first time you tried to walk. You almost drowned the first time you tried to swim. . . . Don't worry about failure. . . . Worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try."
"Success is not defined by obtaining everything you want, but by appreciating everything you have."
"Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."
"The one who says it can't be done should never interrupt the one who is doing it."
"That which can be taken away by death is worthless to accumulate. Accumulate something that death cannot destroy."
There are three groups of people in the world:
Those who make things happen.
Those who watch things happen.
Those who wonder, "WHAT's just happened?"
"It's better to burn out than fade away."
"A cutting word is worse than a bowstring, a cut may heal, but the cut of the tongue does not."
"Return to old watering holes for more than water; friends and dreams are there to meet you."
"The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people"
"When a man's coat is threadbare, it is easy to pick a hole in it"
"No one tests the depth of the river with both feet."
"There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in."
"You may forget with whom you laughed, but you will never forget with whom you wept."
"It is not how much of your money you are going to give to God, but how much of God's money you are going to keep for yourself "
"Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty"
"If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?"
"No amount of darkness can hide a spark of light."
"Be like the flower that perfumes the very hand that crushes it."
"There is a difference between ignorance and stupidity.
Ignorance can be cured by learning and reading.
Stupidity isn't willing to be cured"
"There are 400 hundred words in the dictionary that begin with "self" and only 8 that begin with "fellow"
"In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing."
"The only way to make a dream come true is to wake up and live it"
"Why?" is the query of a skeptic; "How?" is the question of a person who wants to believe.
"Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free."
"Never interrupt your opponent while he is making a mistake"
"If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple.
But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas"
"Man and the turtle are very much alike. Neither makes any progress without sticking his neck out."
"There are two types of people who can tell you the truth about yourself: an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly."
"What are you doing?" a man asked of three laborers beside a building under construction.
The first man replied, "Stone-cuttin."
The second smiled, "Putting in time until a better job comes along."
The third man waited a moment and then said simply, "I m building a cathedral."
One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a "battle" that goes on inside people.
He said, "My son, the battle is between 2 "wolves" inside us all.
One is Evil. It is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather:
"Which wolf wins?"
The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you. Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight. Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the end, it is between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway.
"Never put off until tomorrow what kind words you can say to others - tomorrow may never come."
"And I do what I do because I wish to serve humanity, and pray that I may contribute to alleviating the suffering of those that ask of my help."
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart...Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
All people live, not by reason of any care they have for themselves, but by the love for them that is in other people.
Atiq Ahmad Bhatti 2007
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