Sparkling Thoughts

Here's another Compilation of Quotes. See if you like any....

I guess, some of them you can relate you might have come across similar situations in your life.

Some serious, some hilarious. Life in all its shades and hues as presented in these myriad thoughts of thinkers and doers.

Happy Perusing :-)

I really believe that if the political leaders of the world could see their planet from a distance of 100,000 miles, their outlook could be fundamentally changed. That all-important border would be invisible, that noisy argument silenced. - Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people. - M.K. Gandhi

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. - Edmund Hillary

Fear is the mother of foresight. - Thomas Hardy

Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail they become dams that block the flow of social progress. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. – Ralph Marston

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. – Raymond Lindquist

When people are ready to, they change. They never do it before then, and sometimes they die before they get around to it. You can't make them change if they don't want to, just like when they do want to, you can't stop them. - Andy Warhol

The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you. - Winston Churchill

If, with the literate, I am
Impelled to try an epigram,
I never seek to take the credit;
We all assume that Oscar said it.
- Dorothy Parker

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A little bad taste is like a nice dash of paprika. - Dorothy Parker

I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won't presume to probe into the faults of others. - M.K. Gandhi

Virtue has its own reward, but not at the box office. - Mae West

If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to. - Dorothy Parker

We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

It’s when you get close to the furnace that you begin to feel the heat, and when you know people too closely that relations turn insipid. - Neeraj Chhibba

Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't. - Steve Maraboli

Peace is its own reward. - M.K. Gandhi

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. – Winston Churchill

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. - M.K. Gandhi

Brevity is the soul of lingerie. - Dorothy Parker

In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place. - M.K. Gandhi

They sicken of the calm, who knew the storm. - Dorothy Parker

When I'm good I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better. - Mae West

Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. - M.K. Gandhi

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy? - M.K. Gandhi

The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready to be institutionalized. - Mae West

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can't figure out what from. - Mae West

When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife. - Prince Philip

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching. - M.K. Gandhi

All great changes are preceded by chaos. - Deepak Chopra

Give a man a free hand and he'll run it all over you. - Mae West

Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up. - M.K. Gandhi

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations. - Benjamin Disraeli

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. - Dorothy Parker

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. - M.K. Gandhi

When women go wrong, men go right after them. - Mae West

I have accepted fear as part of life – specifically the fear of change... I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back.... - Erica Jong

To err is human, but it feels divine. - Mae West

Anything I cannot transform into something marvelous, I let go. - Anais Nin

That service is the noblest which is rendered for its own sake. - M.K. Gandhi

That's all my sharing for now.


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