The clever poor man- A must Read

Once upon a time, there was a clever poor young man who lived in a city. His only resource was a dead rat. He started off by selling it for a coin to a hotel, for their cat.

Then one day, there was a storm. The king’s garden was littered with branches and leaves, and the gardener was at a loss as to how to clear the mess. The young man offered to clean the garden if he could keep the wood and leaves. The gardener agreed at once.

The young man rounded up all the children who were playing, with an offer of sweets for every stick and leaf that they could collect. In no time, every scrap had been neatly piled near the entrance. Just then, the king’s potter was on the look out for fuel with which to bake his pots. So he took the whole lot and paid the young man for it.

Our young man now thought of another plan. He carried a jar full of water to the city gate, and offered water to 500 grass cutters. They were pleased and said: “You have done us a good turn.” “Tell us, what can we do for you?”

He replied, “I’ll let you know when I need your help.”

He then made friends with a trader. One day, the trader told him: “Tomorrow, a horse dealer is coming to town with 500 horses.” Hearing this, our young man went back to the grass cutters. He said: “Please give me a bundle of grass each, and don’t sell your grass till mine is sold.” They agreed, and gave him 500 bundles of grass.

When the horse dealer could not buy grass anywhere else, he purchased the young man’s grass for a thousand coins. …”

Thomas Edison

​Thomas Edison

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.

Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something.

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.

I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.

There’s a way to do it better – find it.

There is no substitute for hard work.

The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.

The value of an idea lies in the using of it.

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.

Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.

What you are will show in what you do.

I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.

The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.

Rudyard Kipling Quotes

Rudyard Kipling Quotes

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.

We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.

A woman’s guess is much more accurate than a man’s certainty.

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.

For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.

I keep six honest serving men (they taught me all i knew); Theirs names are What and Why and When And How And Where and Who.

Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.

Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run.

He travels the fastest who travels alone.

All the people like us are we, and everyone else is They.

If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.

He wrapped himself in quotations – as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.

The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool!

Everyone is more or less mad on one point.

The female of the species is more deadly than the male.

And a woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.

Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears.

And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, till the Devil whispered behind the leaves ’It’s pretty, but is it Art?’

Borrow trouble for yourself, if that’s your nature, but don’t lend it to your neighbours.

A people always ends by resembling its shadow.

The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.

For the sin they do by two and two they must pay for one by one.

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same.

Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves.

If any question why we died, tell them, because our fathers lied.

A man’s mind is wont to tell him more than seven watchmen sitting in a tower.

Heaven grant us patience with a man in love.

When the moon gets up and night comes, he is the Cat that walks by himself, and all places are alike to him.

Take up the White Man’s burden, Send forth the best ye breed— Go, bind your sons to exile To serve your captives’ need.

Asia is not going to be civilized after the methods of the West. There is too much Asia and she is too old.

And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased, And the epitaph drear: “A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.”

And that is called paying the Dane-geld; but we’ve proved it again and again, that if once you have paid him the Dane-geld you never get rid of the Dane.

I never made a mistake in my life; at least, never one that I couldn’t explain away afterwards.

All we have of freedom — all we use or know — This our fathers bought for us, long and long ago.

Four things greater than all things are,— Women and Horses and Power and War.

If I were dammed of body and soul, I know whose prayers would make me whole, mother o’ mine o mother o’ mine.

If I were hanged on the highest hill, Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine! I know whose love would follow me still Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!

More men are killed by overwork than the importance of the world justifies.

San Francisco is a mad city – inhabited for the most part by perfectly insane people whose women are of a remarkable beauty.

We be of one blood, ye and I.

Winds of the World, give answer! They are whimpering to and fro— And what should they know of England who only England know? The English Flag, Stanza

For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Chuck ’im out, the brute!” But it’s “Savior of ’is country” when the guns begin to shoot.

Ave you ‘eard o’ the Widow at Windsor With a hairy gold crown on ‘er ‘ead? She ‘as ships on the foam—she ‘as millions at ‘ome, An’ she pays us poor beggars in red.

That’s the secret. ‘Tisn’t beauty, so to speak, nor good talk necessarily. It’s just It. Some women’ll stay in a man’s memory if they once walked down a street.

Too much work and too much energy kill a man just as effectively as too much assorted vice or too much drink

Bite on the bullet, old man, and don’t let them think you’re afraid.

Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.

Funny how the new things are the old things.

There’s no jealousy in the grave.

It takes a great deal of Christianity to wipe out uncivilized Eastern instincts, such as falling in love at first sight.

Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

Oscar Wilde

I can resist everything except temptation.

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Too many people today know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.

It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.

The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.

There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

I have nothing to declare except my genius.

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.

I am not young enough to know everything.

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.

Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.

Women are made to be loved, not understood.

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.

I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.

The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.

Life is too important to be taken seriously.

Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.

When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.

The very essence of romance is uncertainty.

The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.

Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.

Charles Dickens Quotes

​Charles Dickens


No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.

Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.

We need never be ashamed of our tears.

A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.

It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.

There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.

The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.

Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you’ve conquered human nature.

Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.

Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay.

An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.

To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.

If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.

A day wasted on others is not wasted on one’s self.

To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.

If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.

A day wasted on others is not wasted on one’s self.

Chester Bennington

Chester Bennington

I’m So “NUMB” and “FAINT” Today, 

My tears are “CRAWLING” and emotions are “BURNING IN THE SKY”

“SOMEWHERE I BELONG” ed to you.

Today I am  “LOST IN THE ECHO”.

“IN THE END” you have “GIVEN UP”

I Know, now you are “A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES” 

“NO MORE SORROWS ” May your soul Rest in Peace.

      Yours  “FROM THE INSIDE”.

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​Henry David Thoreau – The one who influenced Mahatma Gandhi

Henry David Thoreau

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify.

Things do not change; we change.

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.

Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.

There is no remedy for love but to love more.

I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.

I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.

Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.

The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.

That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.

All good things are wild, and free.

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.

The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.

Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends… Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.

Dreams are the touchstones of our character.

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.

I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.

That government is best which governs least.

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.

Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.

To be awake is to be alive.

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.

Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.

Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.

Every man is the builder of a temple called his body.

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.

​​Albert Einstein Quotes on Everything

​Albert Einstein Quotes

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut.

I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

Franklin D Roosevelt Quotes 

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.

It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Be sincere; be brief; be seated.

Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.

This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.

If you treat people right they will treat you right… ninety percent of the time.

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.

I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people.

We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.

The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.

I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.

Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.

In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.

I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.

Nelson Mandela Quotes

​Nelson Mandela

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.

Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same

Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.

There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.

When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.

Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.

I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.

Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.

If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.

I detest racialism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or a white man.

There is no such thing as part freedom.

A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.

Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation.

Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.

Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.

I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.

When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.

Does anybody really think that they didn’t get what they had because they didn’t have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?

I cannot conceive of Israel withdrawing if Arab states do not recognize Israel, within secure borders.

Nonviolence is a good policy when the conditions permit.