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GREATEST QUOTES AND SHORT STORIES

 

"Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to
your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor... Let no
one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living
expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes,
kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting."
-Mother Theresa

We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.----Albert Einstein:

In religion and culture, India is the only millionaire! There is only one India! The land of dreams and romance. The one land all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for the shows of all the rest of the globe combined. India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.--- Mark Twain:

 

If I were to look over the whole world to find out the country most richly endowed with all the wealth, power and beauty that nature can bestow - in some parts a very paradise on earth - I should point to India. If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed the choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solution of some of them which well deserve the attention even of those who have studied Plato and Kant - I should point to India. And if I were to ask myself from what literature we here in Europe, we who have been nurtured almost exclusively on the thought of Greeks and Romans, and of one Semitic race, the Jewish, may draw that corrective which is most wanted in order to make our inner life more truly human, a life not for this life only, but a transfigured and eternal life - again I should point to India.---Max Muller

India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe's languages; she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through the Buddha, of ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all.--- Will Durant

If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India. French scholar Romain Rolland

Whenever I have read any part of the Vedas, I have felt that some unearthly and unknown light illuminated me. In the great teaching of the Vedas, there is no touch of the sectarianism. It is of ages, climes, and natinalities and is the royal road for the attainment of the Great Knowledge. When I am at it, I feel that I am under the spangled heavens of a summer night. Henry David Thoreau

In the whole world there is no study so beneficial and so elevating as that of the Upanishads. It has been the solace of my life; it will be the solace of my death. --Schopenhauer

India's spiritulity is undoubtedly the most versatile in the world. Nowhere on earth has the impulse toward trascendence found more consistent and creative expression than on the Indian peninsula. George Feuerstein

India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border---Hu Shih, former Ambassador of China to USA

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Money doesn't bring you happiness,
but it enables you to look for it in more places.

Your conscience may not keep you from doing wrong,
but it sure keeps you from enjoying it.

Middle age is when broadness of the mind
and narrowness of the waist change places.

Misers aren't much fun to live with,
but they make great ancestors.

Be careful what rut you choose.
You may be in it the rest of your life.

The trouble with bucket seats is that
not everybody has the same size bucket.

When you see the handwriting on the wall,
you can bet you're in a public restroom.

Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.

The real reason you can't take it with you
is that it goes before you do.

A person who can smile when things go wrong
has found someone to blame it on.

A modern pioneer is a person who can get through a rainy
Saturday when the television's on the blink.

The world is full of willing people:
some willing to work and some willing to let them.

Money isn't everything....
there's credit cards, money orders, and travelers checks.

Some people are like blisters.
They don't show up until the work is done.

A true friend is one that lets his grass grow
as tall as his neighbor's.

A baby-sitter is a teenager acting like an adult
while the adults are out acting like teenagers.

If you don't know where you're going, you're never lost.

Experience is a wonderful thing.
It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again

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The Picture of Peace

There once was a King who offered a prize to the artist who
would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried.
The King looked at all the pictures, but there were only
two he really liked and he had to choose between them.

One picture was of a calm lake. The lake was a perfect
mirror for peaceful towering mountains were all around it.
Overhead was a blue sky with fluffy white clouds. All who
saw this picture thought that it was a perfect picture
of peace.

The other picture had mountains too. But these were
rugged and bare. Above was an angry sky from which
rain fell, in which lightening played. Down the side of the
mountain tumbled a foaming waterfall. This did not look
peaceful at all.

But when the King looked, he saw behind the waterfall
a tiny bush growing in a crack in the rock.

In the bush a mother bird had built her nest. There, in
the midst of the rush of angry water, sat the mother bird
on her nest... perfect peace.

Which picture do you think won the prize?

The King chose the second picture.

Do you know why?

"Because," explained the King, "peace does not mean
to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard
work. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things
and still be calm in your heart. That is the real meaning
of peace.

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The Definition of Sex
It's an INJECTION,
The Definition of Sex

It's an INJECTION,
ith AFFECTION,
to the meat SECTION,
from a PROJECTION,
without OBJECTION,
hopefully, no INFECTION.
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Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same." -Unknown The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched...but are felt in the heart." -Helen Keller

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Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Walk beside me and be my friend."

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If you have it [love], you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have." Sir James M. Barrie

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"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words

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You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely

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"We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it."

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Let's face it -- English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant nor
ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't
invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while
sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat.

We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that
quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither
from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce
and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of
booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices?

Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend, that you comb
through annals of history but not a single annal? If you have a bunch of odds
and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats
vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? If you wrote a letter, perhaps you
bote your tongue?

Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for
the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a
recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet
that smell? Park on driveways and drive on parkways?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise
guy are opposites? How can overlook and oversee be opposites, while quite a lot
and quite a few are alike? How can the weather be hot as hell one day and cold
as hell another?

Have you noticed that we talk about certain things only when they are absent?
Have you ever seen a horseful carriage or a strapful gown? Met a sung hero or
experienced requited love? Have you ever run into someone who was combobulated,
gruntled, ruly or peccable? And where are all those people who ARE spring
chickens or who would ACTUALLY hurt a fly?

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can
burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in
which an alarm goes off by going on.

English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity
of the human race (which, of course, isn't a race at all). That is why, when
the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are
invisible. And why, when I wind up my watch, I start it, but when I wind up
this essay, I end it.

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-Many people will walk in and out of your life,
      but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.

      To handle yourself, use your head;
      To handle others, use your heart.

      Anger is only one letter short of danger.

      If someone betrays you once, it's his fault;
      if he betrays you twice, it's your fault.

      Great minds discuss ideas;
      Average minds discuss events;
      Small minds discuss people.

      God gives every bird it's food,
      But He does not throw it into it's nest.

      He who loses money, loses much;
      He who loses a friend, loses more;
      He who loses faith, loses all.

      Beautiful young people are acts of nature,
      But beautiful old people are works of art.

      Learn from the mistakes of others.
      You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.

      The tongue weighs practically nothing,
      But so few people can hold it.

      Friends, you and me....
      you brought another friend...
      and then there were 3...
      we started our group...
      Our circle of friends...
      and like that circle...
      there is no beginning or end

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Would you consider abortion in the following 4 situations?

1. There's a preacher and wife who are very, very, poor. They
already have 14 kids. Now she finds out she's pregnant with 15th.
They're living in tremendous poverty. Considering their poverty and
the excessive world population, would you consider recommending she
get an abortion?

2. The father is sick with sniffles, the mother has TB. They have 4
children. 1st is blind, 2nd is dead, 3rd is deaf, 4th has TB.  She
finds she's pregnant again. Given the extreme situation, would you
consider recommending abortion?

3. A white man raped a 13 year old black girl and she got pregnant.
If you were her parents, would you consider recommending abortion?

4. A teenage girl is pregnant. She's not married. Her fiancÚ is not
the father of the baby, and he's very upset. Would you consider
recommending abortion?



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In the first case, you have just killed John Wesley. One of the
great evangelists in the 19th century.

In the second case, you have killed Beethoven.

In the third case, you have killed Ethel Waters, the great black
gospel singer.

If you said yes to the fourth case, you have just declared the
murder of Jesus Christ.
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Coincidence?

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.

John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.

John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters.

Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.

Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.

Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.

Both were shot in the head.

Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.

Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln.

Both were assassinated by Southerners.

Both were succeeded by Southerners.

Both successors were named Johnson.

Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.

Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln was born in 1839.

Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy was born in 1939.

Both assassins were known by their three names.

Both names are comprised of fifteen letters.

Booth ran from the theater and was caught in a warehouse.

Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.

Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.
And here's the kicker,

A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland.

A week before Kennedy was shot, he was in Marilyn Monroe