A Treasure Trove

India has a rich tradition of wisdome which lits our day lifts our spirits. However, our digital space is devoid of this treasure trove. Is it not an irony that a country that has abundant digital resources can not bring its own intellectual and spiritual wealth on one digital platform?
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You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.
Steve Jobs

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Top 100 Quotes

If you believed in truth and cared enough to obtain it, you had to be prepared actively to suffer for it.
Shashi Tharoor
The true Indian civilization is in the Indian villages. The modern city civilization you find in Europe and America, and in a handful of our cities which are copies of the Western cities and which were built for the foreigner, and by him. But they cannot last. It is only the handicraft civilization that will endure and stand the test of time. But it can do so only if we can correlate the intellect with the hand.
Mahatma Gandhi
The whole of this body is sacred, if the light of the True One shines in it.
Guru Nanak
Praising somebody in their presence and then backbiting are worse than decrying virtue and doing evils.
Thirukkural
Students have to be committed, fractional attention to art forms or getting hooked to the social media will not help in becoming a ‘complete artist’.
Sonal Mansingh
The writer must earn money in order to be able to live and to write, but he must by no means live and write for the purpose of making money.
Karl Marx
If only we concentrate on discharging our immediate duty and apply ourselves with unswerving faith and devotion to the task of today, we shall have no difficulty in knowing what our duties will be tomorrow.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
 Take no pride in the body, It will soon be mingling with the dust.
Meera Bai
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Kasturba Gandhi
Complete continence gives great intellectual and spiritual power. The Brahmachârin must be sexually pure in thought, word, and deed. Lose regard for the body; get rid of the consciousness of it so far as possible.
Swami Vivekananda
What advances a nation or a community is not so much to prop us its weakest and most helpless members, but to lift up the best and the most gifted, so as to make them of the greatest service to the country.
Jamshedji Nausherwan Tata
Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day.
Jesus Christ
Better a thousand enemies than an unfaithful friend.
Proverb
If love was not the law of life, life would not have persisted in the midst of death. Life is a perpetual triumph over the grave.
Mahatma Gandhi
Tapasya is the art of realizing the ultimate truth through self-discipline.
Annonymous
Nation First. Then your Guru, your Parents and finally your God! So, the nation should always come before yourselves.
Chhatarapati Shivaji
Living among beast of prey, one should have to arm oneself. Getting oneself to be clawed to death by them is not acting angelic but being a fool.
Premchand
The soul is one in its nature, but its entities are many.
Swami Dayanand Saraswati
Happiness dies when not shared.
Baba Amte
The highest eduction is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.
Rabindranath Tagore
The ego is like the root of a banyan tree, you think you have removed it all then one fine morning you see a sprout flourishing again.
Ramkrishna Paramhansa
Tapasya is a constant reminder that we are capable of achieving greatness if we are willing to work for it.
Annonymous
Life would be dull and colorless but for the obstacles that we have to overcome and the fights that we have to win.
Rabindranath Tagore
The mind is a powerful instrument. Every thought and every emotion that you create changes the very chemistry of your body.
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
God helps when one feels oneself humbler than the very dust under one’s feet. Only to the weak and helpless is divine succor vouchsafed.
Mahatma Gandhi
There is no harm if we possess the things of the world. But if would be a tragedy if things of the world possess us.
Swami Chinmayananda
Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.
Swami Vivekananda
There are no incurable diseases — only the lack of will. There are no worthless herbs — only the lack of knowledge.
Avicenna
Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.
John F Kennedy
Men are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise both will wither and die.
B R Ambedkar
If people were silent, nothing would change.
Malala Yousafzai
If we have to die, we must die like brave men. As human beings with a sense of human dignity, we cannot die crying.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes around in another form.
Rumi
The best people to surround yourself with are the people that bring out the best in you.
Jay Shetty
He who eats after entertaining guests (atithi) will reap a harvest even without sowing the fields.
Thirukkural
Struggle is the law of progress.
Lala Lajpat Rai
The king who aspires to monarchy must ever guard his kingdom with sleepless eyes.
Mahabharata
Experience is less relevant than knowledge and the ability to learn and to innovate.
Vikram Sarabhai
The Muslims are the flesh of our flesh and blood of our blood.
Pundit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya
Faith and trust can move mountains.
Ramayana
Living in a market economy is not very much different from speaking in prose. It is not easy to do without it.
Amartya Sen
We fight for independence. In the words of Lord Krishna we will, if we are victorious, enjoy the fruits of victory.
Jhansi Ki Raani
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without spiritual life.
Gautam Buddha
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Chanakya
The deer has enemies because of its flesh.
Proverb
The worst flaws of a man will be searched out and revealed if he backbites.
Thirukkural
Your thoughts and emotions are drama that you create in your mind. You must be able to end it somewhere.
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
The result of all knowledge and instruction should be that one should not be discourteous to anyone.
Guru Granth Sahib
In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued.
Aung San Suu Kyi
The ego is like a very powerful elephant which cannot be brought under control by any less powerful than a lion, which in this instance, is no other than the Guru, whose very look makes the elephant-like ego tremble and die.
Raman Maharshi
A dancer is not just a dancer. S/he is part of this environment. S/he does not exist in a vacuum. Society and its happenings have an impact on all individuals, especially artists. If an art form does not reflect the existing milieu, it stagnates.
Sonal Mansingh
When we think we know we cease to learn.
Dr S Radhakrishnan
Knowledge leads to unity, but ignorance to diversity.
Ramkrishna Paramhansa
When the child begins to pick up the alphabet, he should be initiated into the science of the soul.
Swami Dayanand Saraswati
The creation may be likened to a play on the stage; pain and pleasure are both parts of this divine play.
Swami Nikhilananda
The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.
Paramhansa Yogananda
Women and gold keep men immersed in worldliness. The woman is disarmed when you view her as the manifestation of the Divine Mother.
Ramkrishna Paramhansa
He who shows himself what he is not, he wears two dresses of deceitfulness.
Hadis
Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.
Franz Kafka
Believe in forgiveness.
Mahatma Gandhi
Tolerance is the homage which the finite mind pays to the inexhaustibility of the infinite
Dr S Radhakrishnan
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
Karl Marx
I do dimly perceive that whilst everything around me is ever changing, ever dying, there is underlying all that change a Living Power that is changeless, that holds all together, that creates, dissolves, and recreates. That informing Power or Spirit is God. And since nothing else I see merely through the senses can or will persist, He alone is.
Mahatma Gandhi
To rule wisely, the leader must take care to listen to all, scoff at none, ignore none.
Ramayana
If I cannot speak or write about it, I struggle with the truth. When I speak out in an effort to process what I observe and attempt to stretch myself beyond my many inadequacies, people ask me am I not afraid of the government? I am scared of my inadequacies.
Ravish Kumar
If you spend your life killing, you will never be rid of all your enemies. But if you quell your own anger, you will have slain your real enemy.
Nagarjuna
Power and wealth are not two of my main stakes.
Ratan Tata
Cow protection is the eternal dharma of India.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad
Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.
Rumi
The best way to perform a deed is learning the techniques from an expert.
Thirukkural
We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi
Culture is widening of the mind and of the spirit.
Jawahar Lal Nehru
Constitution is not a mere lawyers document, it is a vehicle of Life, and its spirit is always the spirit of Age.
B R Ambedkar
Once you are in the orbit of your destiny, weightlessness is the only result.
Baba Amte
The function of music… is to quiet the mind to make it more sensitive to divine intervention.
Samveda
Only the foolish distinguish between man and woman; the good respect both equally.
Kalidasa
Through tapasya, we can develop a deep sense of inner peace and contentment.
Annonymous
Any action that takes us higher is a good action and is our duty.
R K Murti
Every heart has its own ache.
Proverb
Through tapasya, we can harness the power of the universe and realize our true potential.
Annonymous
If we can love the goodness of the world, then we are loving God.
Surdas
Who is a professional? A professional is someone who has a combination of competence, confidence and belief. A water diviner is a professional. A traditional midwife is a professional. A traditional bone setter is a professional. These are professionals all over the world. You find them in any inaccessible village around the world.
Bunker Roy
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Mahatma Gandhi
For things and their revealations are like the images of a dream…. So long as the dream lasts, all this world appears real to us, the world exists no longer when the dream is finished.
Adi Shankaracharya
A swami may conceivably follow only the path of dry reasoning, of cold renunciation; but a yogi engages himself in a definite, step-by-step procedure by which the body and mind are disciplined, and the soul liberated.
Paramhansa Yogananda
Every religion that has come into the world has brought the message of love and brotherhood.
Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
Every single minute matters, every single child matters, every single childhood matters.
Kailash Satyarthi
We must widen the circle of our love till it embraces the whole village; the village in its turn must take into its fold the district, the district the province, and so on till the scope of our love becomes coterminous with the world.
Mahatma Gandhi
The power of the mind are like the rays of the Sun dissipated. When they are concentrated, they illumine.
Swami Vivekananda
Indian music is oriented solely to the end of divine communication. If I have done something in this respect entirely due to the grace of the Almighty who has chosen my humble self as a tool.“
M. S. Subbulakshmi
No society can prosper if it aims at making things easier - instead it should aim at making people stronger.
Samrat Ashoka
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.
Steve Jobs
The yogi should meditate on a firm seat, one that is clean - untainted by dirt or unspiritual vibrations of others. The thought or life force emanating from an individual saturates the objects he uses and his dwelling.
Paramhansa Yogananda
There is no economy in the world which is a mixed economy. The question is, what kind of mixture?
Amartya Sen
It is very easy to run away from everything, yet difficult to wake up; don’t run from your life, from your duties, from those around you; awake to them!
Morari Bapu
You can count the number of fruits produced by a tree, but not the number of trees produced by its fruit.
Proverb
I have found that life persists in the midst of destruction and therefore there must be a higher law than that of destruction. Only under that law would a well-ordered society be intelligible and life worth living.
Mahatma Gandhi
The end of life is not to be happy, nor to achieve pleasure and avoid pain, but to do the will of God, come what may.
Martin Luther King Jr
Any competition will make you more efficient, but that is not the only way of becoming more efficient. Efficiency is within you.
Kishore Biyani
It’s easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone.
Mahatma Gandhi

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