Sunday, July 31, 2011

How Would You Like To Be Remembered ?

About a hundred years ago, a man looked at the morning newspaper and to his surprise and horror, read his name in the obituary column. The news papers had reported the death of the wrong person by mistake. His first response was shock. Am I here or there? When he regained his composure, his second thought was to find out what people had said about him. The obituary read, "Dynamite King Dies." And also "He was the merchant of death."

This man was the inventor of dynamite and when he read the words "merchant of death," he asked himself a question, "Is this how I am going to be remembered?" He got in touch with his feelings and decided that this was not the way he wanted to be remembered.

From that day on, he started working toward peace. His name was Alfred Nobel and he is remembered today by the great Nobel Prize.

Just as Alfred Nobel got in touch with his feelings and redefined his values, we should step back and do the same.

What is your legacy?

How would you like to be remembered?

Will you be spoken well of?

Will you be remembered with love and respect?

Will you be missed?

Dubai In 1960

Friday, July 29, 2011

Everything We Do Make A Difference

There was a man taking a morning walk at or the beach. He saw that along with the morning tide came hundreds of starfish and when the tide receded, they were left behind and with the morning sun rays, they would die. The tide was fresh and the starfish were alive.

The man took a few steps, picked one and threw it into the water. He did that repeatedly. Right behind him there was another person who couldn't understand what this man was doing.

He caught up with him and asked, "What are you doing? There are hundreds of starfish. How many can you help? What difference does it make?" This man did not reply, took two more steps, picked up another one, threw it into the water, and said, "It makes a difference to this one."

What difference are we making? Big or small, it does not matter. If everyone made a small difference, we'd end up with a big difference, wouldn't we?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Wise Sayings

  1. Knowledge talks, wisdom listens. - Jimi Hendrix
  2. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me !
  3. Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never change. - Confucius
  4. Don’t let your victories go to your head, or your failures go to your heart.
  5. Those who criticize our generation forget who raised it.
  6. Criticizing is easy, art is difficult.
  7. Violence won’t solve a thing. It makes it more challenging to solve, though.
  8. I don’t know what the key to success is, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone. - Bill Cosby
  9. When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.
  10. Not to care for philosophy is to be a true philospher.
  11. The mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work unless it’s open.
  12. The best mind-altering drug is truth.
  13. Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so. - Lord Chesterfield
  14. Don’t look where you fall, but where you slipped.
  15. Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry. - Henry Ward Beecher
  16. A winner listens, a loser just waits until it is their turn to talk.
  17. Guns don’t kill people — people do.
  18. He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened. - Lao Tzu
  19. If you are not part of the cure, then you are part of the problem.
  20. The only time you run out of chances is when you stop taking them.
  21. Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. - Jonathan Kozel
  22. The best things in life are not things.
  23. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. - Benjamin Franklin
  24. You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
  25. One should always play fair when one has the winning cards. - Oscar Wilde
  26. Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.
  27. Beware of a man of one book.
  28. Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  29. He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is wise.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Amazing Street Art

Friday, July 8, 2011

What Is Courage ?

“It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.”
- E.E. Cummings

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”
- Winston Churchill

“Courage is grace under pressure.”
- Ernest Hemingway

“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”
- John Wayne

“It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.”
- Mark Twain

“Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”
- Ambrose Redmoon

“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”
- Bruce Lee

“Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.”
- John Wooden

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says ‘I’ll try again tomorrow.’”
- Mary Anne Radmacher

“Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.”
- Confucius

Monday, July 4, 2011

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