Thought Provoking Quotes – II

November 22, 2008

Since by now, you would have known my interest in collecting different quotations which would make you read them once again, here are some more, which I found interesting:

“Fortune does not change men; it unmasks them”

“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to change it every six months”

“Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them as much”

“It’s human to think wisely but act in an absurd manner”

“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good”

“Truth, like surgery, may hurt but it cures”

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own”

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal”

“You should not bite the hand that feeds you. But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself”

“What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become, is our gift to God”

“Insanity in individuals is something rare. But in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule”

“There are three sides to every argument – Your side, My side and the Right side.”

“Everyone should have a spouse, because there are a number of things that go wrong that one can’t blame the Government”

“Hearing is one of the body’s five senses. But listening is an art”

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle”

“The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it generation after generation”


Destination Infinity

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  1. the first one is too good….and the last one 🙂 …. nice collection DI 😀

  2. lovely quotes 🙂

  3. My favourite one is this one:

    //The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good//

  4. Cool quotes! 🙂

  5. exellent collection, I like your approach…

  6. //“Everyone should have a spouse, because there are a number of things that go wrong that one can’t blame the Government”// my favourite.

  7. nice collection 🙂

  8. Yes, Sahaja, even my favorite is the first one.

    Vishesh and Smiley Icon always go together I guess 🙂

    Hi Nita, there is one more related quote – “The true character of a person can be gauged by observing what he does, when he has nothing to do”.

    Yeah Raj, maybe I could title the next series as “Cool Quotes”?

    The collection is not mine Axina, it is from a friend who has been sending it to me from 2004. The quotes you see here are from the collection from 2005 alone!

    I like your approach of appreciation of truth, pr3na 🙂

    Thanks, Princess.

    Destination Infinity

  9. i have to tell you, every time you post quotes i am diligently copying and pasting them into an email to the head of HR at my office. In my company they are doing a so called Smile campaign where one of the activity is to send an inspiring quote like those here to all the dep. every monday morning. so i am , we, are just giving them a hand. so keep posting quotes please 🙂

  10. I like all your selection of quotes, here’s one i,d like to contribute to the gems you already have :

    ” Remember, if you have nine hours to chop a tree,
    spend a clear eight hours in sharpening the axe ! ”

    In effect prepare well for life , and life will prepare you for that lies ahead !

    Keep smiling and keep the good quotes rolling.

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