Some of My Favourite Quotes
“The release from stress, not to mention stillness, inner peace, nirvana - these are already inside us. We don't need to search for them elsewhere. We just need to sit and look.” ~ A Buddhist Parable
“With sustained effort and sincerity, discipline and self-control, the wise become like islands.” ~ A Buddhist Parable
“Develop the capacity to be happy in any surroundings.” ~ A Buddhist Instruction
“Wisdom is shown by radiating an inner peace - and joy, warmth, kindness, connectedness, integrity and love.” ~ A Buddhist Saying
“The true test of honoring Buddha or God is the love one extends to fellow humans.” ~ His Holiness The XIV Dalai Lama
“Buddhahood is the peak of human consciousness.” ~ Osho
“A gentleman can be courteous without extravagance, can get work out of people without arousing resentment, has longings but is never covetous, is proud but never insolent, inspires awe, but is never ferocious.” ~ The Master of Tzu-Chang (from The Analects, a collection of sayings in the Confucian tradition)
Some amazing Hercule Poirot quotes :
1. “Words, mademoiselle, are only the outer clothing of ideas.”
2. “It is sometimes difficult for a dog to find a scent, but once he has found it, nothing on earth will make him leave it! That is if he is a good dog! And I, Hercule Poirot, am a very good dog.”
3. “I am not mad. I am eccentric perhaps - at least certain people say so; but as regards my profession. I am very much as one says, 'all there'.”
4. “When one is unique, one knows it!”
“If you are going into exile, a good cook may be of more comfort than a pretty face.” ~- Agatha Christie
“Our lives are not meant for making compromises, but to explore and tread the path of our lives on the basis of our skills and talents.” ~ Deep Trivedi
“No problem ever comes into existence without a solution... Meaning, no matter however complex a problem is, there is always a way to resolve it.” ~ Deep Trivedi
“No God in this world can be so narrow-minded that he needs to be appeased by sycophancy or worship, and if he does gets pleased and favours you, then he cannot be God... He can only be the devil.” ~ Deep Trivedi
“In this world, the bond of love is possible only between two self-reliant individuals, but the question is, why would two such people live together?” ~ Deep Trivedi
“While intent is the seed of manifestation, action is the water that nourishes the seed. Your actions must reflect your goals in order to achieve true success.” ~ Steve Maraboli
“The best day of your life is the one which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours and it is an amazing journey, and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” ~ Bob Moawad
“When we fall utterly, something gathers us up. But our falling must be without reservation, without expectation, without hope, though not hopeless. You can't plan that kind of falling. When you abandon yourself utterly to life, the river will flow, and the log jam will free. Impossible is another word for grace. Who would have thought it, life takes another turn, and you are gathered up into a whole different way of seeing and being.” ~ Roger Housden, author of Ten Poems to Change Your Life
“Don't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it.” ~ Viktor E. Frankl, from 'Man's Search for Meaning'
“When Julius Caesar sailed over the channel from Gaul and landed with his legions in what is now England, what did he do to insure the success of his army? A very clever thing: he halted his soldiers on the chalk cliffs of Dover; and, looking down over the waves two hundred feet below, they saw red tongues of fire consume every ship in which they had crossed. In the enemy's country, with the last link with the Continent gone, the last means of retreat burned, there was but one thing left for them to do: to advance, to conquer. That is precisely what they did. Such was the spirit of the immortal Caesar. Why not make it yours, too, as you set out to conquer your fears ? Throw every shred of negative thought into the consuming fires and slam doors of steel upon every escape into the irresolute past.” ~ Dale Carnegie, 'The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking'
“For all of the most important things, the timing always sucks. Waiting for a good time to quit your job ? The stars will never align and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn't conspire against you, but it doesn't go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. "Someday" is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it's important to you and you want to do it 'eventually,' just do it and correct course along the way.” ~Timothy Ferriss, 'The 4-Hour Workweek'
“The two minute rule simply states that if you are confronted with a task that takes only two minutes to finish, then do it right now and get it over with! Don’t leave it hanging because pretty soon, you’ll have a collection of 2-minute tasks that would take an hour to complete. Just finished your mug of coffee? Wash it immediately within 1 minute and you’ll never have to face a dirty sink again.” ~ Rafael Gurkovsky
“In particular, the likelihood of success increases if you :
- engage people with the technique wherever possible and appropriate
- be clear about the specific challenge, issue or opportunity that is being addressed
- question and constantly challenge assumptions : yours and others'
- develop a mindset that looks for ways to learn and improve, and able to confront challenges and problems early
- understand that good ideas can come from anywhere
- follow through: be practical and realistic, and plan implementation
- give people praise and credit, thereby building momentum
- work tirelessly to remove constraints, fears and inhibitions
- balance intuition and analysis
- balance collaboration and teamwork
- avoid the pitfalls of decision-making
- be self-aware and develop your skills.
Remember : energy, flexibility, creativity and ingenuity are vital, and there is no room for complacency and little tolerance for inefficiency. I hope that these ideas will help you with your work and stimulate your thinking along new, creative lines, generating brilliant ideas for the future.” ~ Jeremy Kourdi