Archive for September, 2007

Be Impatient

Posted on September 28, 2007. Filed under: Light plus Weighty |

A healthy chunk of the Forbes Richest admitted that they are impatient to a fault. (Patience might be a virtue, but it might not make you rich.)  All too often we tend to procastinate and set goals for tomorrow, the next day, or the next week. For today, let’s be impatient. Let’s get things done……now !

More inspiration at: http://finance.yahoo.com/career-work/article/103605/Secrets-of-the-Self-Made-2007

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Albert Einstein – Wisdom and Humour …

Posted on September 25, 2007. Filed under: American Thinkers, Personalities, Quotes |

Albert Einstein will forever be famed for his theory of relativity   E = mc2 . For this and much else, he received the Physics Nobel Prize. David Ben Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister had this to say about him  –

“Do you know that Einstein is a scientist who needs no laboratory, no equipment, no tools of any kind?  He just sits in an empty room with a pencil and  piece of paper and his brain”.

Here follow such gems as will prove that Einstein was an ordinary human who was also blessed with abundant good sense coupled with a marvelous sense of humor. This, among other stuff, is what he wrote –

You want to know what is Relativity? – When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.

A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin. What else does a man need to be happy?

Life is like a bicycle ride – to retain your balance, you have to keep moving.

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.

Any fool can make things bigger, more complex and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction. God always takes the simplest route.

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.

He who joyfully marches in rank and file to the sound  of martial music, received his brain by m8itake; for him the spinal column would have sufficed.

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Personal Stuff direct from Asterisk -I

Posted on September 22, 2007. Filed under: Personal Stuff |

Interesting thing happened last night. Before going to sleep, I was a little disappointed that I keep wanting to get up at around 5am and work out but I can’t. So I ask God to help me out a bit.

Sure enough, I got up around 4-30am and was feeling really uneasy..So I am thinking that maybe I have to go to  the bathroom but I didn’t need to. So after tossing around for ten minutes, I remembered my little request earlier in the night! So I said – God, Thanks but now can I go back to sleep. Sure enough I was sleeping like a baby for the next two hours. 

The above incident has made me realize that I am the problem. Every thing is in place and seems like dear God Almighty is also willing to help. But if I dont get my lazy self up and onwards then nothing can happen.

Something like that joke about the guy drowning, who dismisses help from a rescue boat and a chopper; but then complains to God in Heaven that He did not help him. God says, I tried to help you twice but you did not take my help!

That seems to be the case with yours truly. Well, I will fix it.                                      .

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Personal Stuff direct from Asterisk -II

Posted on September 22, 2007. Filed under: Personal Stuff |

I think everything can be justified and rationalized. In the end we pick what makes sense to us. Like you say this world is vast and you need a support structure.

So if logical reasoning suffices, then Great!  If belief in God is the answer then that works. Or maybe its just belief in your own abilities.

I choose the middle option and good to have a back up plan. This has come through for me at a hundred percent run rate.Or that’s my logical reasoning speaking.

Basically need to be happy with the past and move onto the future while thriving in the present.

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Four Time President FDR and Eleanour …

Posted on September 21, 2007. Filed under: American Thinkers, Guide Posts, Personalities, Quotes |

Franklin Delano Roosevelt is the only four time US Presiden. He  was the President, who pulled the nation out of the Great Depression and led it in the Second World War. He and his wife, Eleanor Roosevelt, remain touchstones for modern American liberalism

Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. Men are not prisoners of fate but prisoners of their own minds.

Be brief; be sincere; be seated. I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made. I am not the smartest fellow in the world but I can sure pick smart colleagues.

 There are many ways of going forward but only one way of standing still. A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward.

Confidence thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.

It is the duty of the President to propose and it is the privilege of the Congress to dispose. Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves – and the only way they can do this is by not voting.

Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice, do it wisely. The real safe guard of democracy, is therefore, education.

Dont forget what I discovered – that ninety percent of all national deficits from 1921 to 1939 were caused by payments for all past, present and future wars. Here is my principle. That taxes shall be levied according to the ability to pay. That is the only American principle.

.I do not look upon these United States as a finished product. We are still in the making. We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.

Eleanor was First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. President Truman called her the “First Lady of the World” in tribute to her human rights achievements. She is one of the most admired persons of the 20th century. “No woman ever so comforted the distressed and so distressed the comfortable”.  – Claire Booth Luce

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

Happiness is never a goal; it is a by product. Do what you feel in your heart to be right because you will be criticised anyway.

I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue – “No good in bed but fine up against a wall“.

 

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Moliere – the French Satirist …

Posted on September 19, 2007. Filed under: Guide Posts, Quotes, The French Contribution |

Molière. playwright and actor, was well ensconced in the great mastery of comedy.

Perfect reason flees all extremity and leads one to be wise with sobriety. If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well nigh useless

 A wise man is superior to any insults that can be heaped upon him and the best reply to unseemly behoviour is patience and moderation.

A man’s entire wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows. Every good act is charity.

Of all follies, there is none greater than wanting to make the world a better place. He who follows his lessons, tastes a profound peace and looks upon all else as manure.

Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, then for a few close friends and finally for money. Books and marriage go ill togther.

Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive.

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Babe Ruth …

Posted on September 18, 2007. Filed under: Sports |

George Bernard Shaw is supposed to have asked, “Who is this Babe Ruth? And what does she do?” Babe Ruth was called The Sultan of Swat, and The Colossus of Clout. and is regarded as one of the greatest baseball players in history and one of the greatest hitters of all time. He was also an equally adept pitcher. 

His 60 home runs was the single season home run record for 34 years. Off the field he was famous for his charity and noted for his often reckless lifestyle that epitomized the hedonistic 1920s. He was ranked as the third greatest US athlete of the century, behind Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali. Here are some gems from him –

You just can’t beat the guy who never gives up.

Every strike brings me closer to my next home run. Yesterday’s home runs dont win today’s game.

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.

I’ll promise to go easier on the  drinking and to get to bed earlier; but not for you, not for fifty thousand dollars, not for two hundred and fifty thousand dollars will I give up women. They are too much fun.

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Chilldren …

Posted on September 13, 2007. Filed under: The Good Book |

Do you have children? Discipline them and make them obedient from their youth.

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Do you have daughters? Be concerned for their chastity.

 

He who disciplines his son will profit by him. He, who teaches his son, will make his enemies envious.              

He who spares rod, hates his son. He, who loves his son, is diligent to discipline him.

A son that is untamed turns out to be stubborn. Give him no authority in his youth and do not ignore his errors.

Whoever loves discipline, loves knowledge.

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Home !

Posted on September 13, 2007. Filed under: The Good Book |

Do not bring every man into your home, for many are the wiles of the crafty.  

.                                                                                                     Receive a stranger into your home and he will upset you with commotion and will estrange you from your family. 

Do not be like a lion in your home.

 Let your foot be seldom in your neighbor’s house.

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On Parents

Posted on September 7, 2007. Filed under: The Good Book |

With all your heart honor your father and do not forget the birth pangs of your mother.

 

Remember that through your parents you were born and what can you give back to them that can equal their gift to you.

 

Whoever honors his father atones for sin and who ever glorifies his mother is like one who lays up treasure.

 

The eye that mocks a father and fails to obey a mother will be plucked out by the ravens of the valley and eaten by vultures.

 

My son, keep your fathers commandments and forsake not your mothers teaching. 

Your friend and your father’s friend, do not forsake; and do not go to your brother’s house in the day of your adversity. 

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