QUOTATIONS FROM FAMOUS PEOPLES

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All Quotations / Quotations from Sanskrit Proverb

A wise man takes a step at a time; he establishes one foot before he takes up the other: an old place should not be forsaken recklessly.
As far and wide the vernal breeze Sweet odours waft from blooming trees, So, too, the grateful savour spreads To distant lands of virtuous deeds.
He only does not live in vain Who all the means within his reach Employs?his wealth, his thought, his speech? T?advance the weal of other men.
In one short verse I here express The sum of tomes of sacred lore: Beneficence is righteousness, Oppression?s sin?s malignant core.
Men soon the faults of others learn, A few their virtues, too, find out; But is there one?I have a doubt? Who can his own defects discern?
Most men the good they have despise, And blessings which they have not prize: In winter, wish for summer?s glow, In summer, long for winter?s snow.
Those noble men who falsehood dread In wealth and glory ever grow, As flames with greater brightness glow With oil in ceaseless flow when fed.
With knowledge, say, what other wealth Can vie, which neither thieves by stealth Can take, nor kinsmen make their prey, Which, lavished, never wastes away.
Yesterday is a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore to this day.

Best Quotations

"Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary."

Kahlil Gibran
"The poor wish to be rich, the rich wish to be happy, the single wish to be married, and the married wish to be dead."

Ann Landers
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

Edmund Burke
"Faith without works is dead."

Bible
"If a child shows himself to be incorrigible, he should be decently and quietly beheaded at the age of twelve, lest he grow to maturity marry, and perpetuate his kind."

Don Marquis