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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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

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Top 100 Quotes

The whole of this body is sacred, if the light of the True One shines in it.
Guru Nanak
India's place in the Sun would come from the partnership between wisdom of its rural people and skill of its professionals.
Dr V Kurien
If I have to serve the country, I will have to live my life with patience and sobriety.
Mahatma Gandhi
You have to treat everyday as a new challenge, and you have to remain paranoid, as they say.
Anand Mahindra
National character cannot be built on the shaky foundations of untruth, hypocrisy, ostentatious and conspicuous consumption.
Ram Manohar Lohia
Too much reverance is the mark of a cheat.
Proverb
The wise despise the disgraceful act of killing, however great its gain may be.
Thirukkural
The water on the lotus is extremely unsteady; even so is life fickle in the extreme; know that gripped by disease and desire, the whole world becomes struck with misery.
Adi Shankaracharya
Its not the side of the bigger army that wins. It’s the country that tells a better story, that wins.
Shashi Tharoor
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.
Mother Teresa
An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
Mahatma Gandhi
Non-violence is not a passive idea. It is ethical activism at its political best.
Ela Bhatt
They can kill me, but they cannot kill my ideas. They can crush my body, but they cannot crush my spirit.
Bhagat Singh
Anger and anxiety are the ones that tire you the most.
B K Shivani
Dream the impossible. Know that you are born in this world to do something wonderful and unique.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
I am a Hindu, a Muslim, a Parsi but above all an Indian first.
Dadabhai Naoroji
A civilization can be judged by the way it treats its minorities.
Mahatma Gandhi
It is not lust alone that one should be afraid in the life of the world. There is also anger. Anger arises when obstacles are placed in the way of desire.
Ramkrishna Paramhansa
Courteousness must not be mistaken for flattery, nor impudence for fearlessness.
Mahatma Gandhi
The stainless, indivisible Brahman, the pure - the light of all lights, is in the innermost sheath of the golden hue - the highest. That is what the knowers of the Atman know.
Mundokopanishad
The history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of class struggles.
Friedrich Engels
Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.
Mahatma Gandhi
The image of that dying leprosy patient was burning me like a branding iron and would not give me a moment’s rest. From that moment on I was out to conquer fear…. Where there is fear there is no love. Where there is no love there is no God.
Baba Amte
While hating sin we must be gentle to the sinner.
Dr S Radhakrishnan
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
Untouchability has ruined the Untouchables, the Hindus and ultimately the nation as well.
B R Ambedkar
Courtesy is the most precious of jewels. The beauty that is not perfected by courtesy is like a garden without a flower.
Buddhacharita
Strong women do not have 'attitude', we have standards.
Marilyn Monroe
The speed with which we in the Congress are going down is sometimes frightening. Government administration in the districts is rapidly reaching a low level. No strong opposition party has been able to emerge.
Lal Bahadur Shastri
The journey of tapasya is not easy, but the destination is worth it.
Annonymous
I had a clear vision: if I take up an assignment, I'll do full justice to it; otherwise I'll walk away.
Kiran Bedi
I reject each and every religious doctrine which opposes morality and does not stand the test of reason!
Mahatma Gandhi
No cosmic purpose is served by our suffering or that of those dear to us—just as no cosmic purpose is served by our being born or by our dying; and that for the simple reason that there is no ‘cosmic purpose’.
Arun Shourie
Design is not what it looks like and feel like. Design it how it works.
Steve Jobs
Learn to live or live to learn.
Mahatma Gandhi
Satyagraha is not a creed for the weak or the cowardly.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Incarceration in my country is better than freedom abroad.
Subhash Chandra Bose
We cannot fight new wars with old weapons.
Vinoba Bhave
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Mother Teresa
Reading a book gives us the habit of solitary reflection and enjoyment.
Dr S Radhakrishnan
Gurar your hard earned knowledge, like skilled healers who safeguards their remedy's recipe.
Chanakya
If a man prays to thee with a yearning heart, he can reach thee, though thy grace, by any path.
Ramkrishna Paramhansa
Do not kill your goad just for its wool.
Proverb
Start the practice of self-control with some penance; begin with fasting.
Mahavira
The world will not respect the avengers but regard the tolerant as gold.
Thirukkural
It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.
Rabindranath Tagore
One child, one teacher, one pen, and one book can change the world.
Malala Yousafzai
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Mahatma Gandhi
The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.
Plato
It Is very easy to defeat someone, but it is very hard to win someone.
Apj Abdul Kalam
I don't want to be a great leader; I want to be a man who goes around with a little oil can and when he sees a breakdown, offers his help. To me, the man who does that is greater than any holy man in saffron-colored robes. The mechanic with the oil can: that is my ideal in life.
Baba Amte
When traders will start cancelling orders from China it will send a powerful message to Chinese government that antagonising India will extract a huge price.
Sonam Wangchuk
All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak; do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you.
Swami Vivekananda
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
B R Ambedkar
Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept always in the tide of Time.
Mahatma Gandhi
Think a hundred times before you take a decision, but once that decision is taken, stand by it as one man.
Mohammed Ali Jinnah
Like the silkworm, you have built a cocoon around yourself. Burst your own cocoon and come out as the beautiful butterfly, as the free soul.
Swami Vivekananda
To reprove a harm-doer, put him to shame by doing a good deed in return.
Thiruvalluvar
India happens to be a rich country inhabited by poor people.
Manmohan Singh
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Kasturba Gandhi
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
We can win respect in the world only if we are strong internally and can banish poverty and unemployment from our country.
Lal Bahadur Shastri
Though men amass wealth, they can enjoy it only as destined by fate.
Thirukkural
To talk about the future is useful only if it leads to action now.
E F Schumacher
A man's knowledge is of no use if he does not regard the sufferings of others as his own.
Thirukkural
He who shows himself what he is not, he wears two dresses of deceitfulness.
Hadis
To be successful in life, what you need is education, not literacy and degrees.
Premchand
Our job is to show how it is possible to take an illiterate woman and make her into an engineer in six months and show that she can solar-electrify a village
Bunker Roy
The philosophy is that access to energy is a means to pull people out of poverty, not an end in itself. 
Harish Hande
Let righteousness and Dharma prevail, and all communities and societies progress. Let our beloved Motherland regain its lost glory, and the sons of Bharat be victorious.
Madan Mohan Malviya
In a great house even a dog is respected.
Proverb
Strength lies not in unrestrained behaviour but in well regulated action.
Pundit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya
Ups and downs in life are very important to keep us going because a straight line even in ECG means we are not alive.
Ratan Tata
This they call the highest state: when the five senses and the mind are still, when not even reason stirs.
Upanishad
There is no occasion for women to consider themselves subordinate or inferior to men.
Mahatma Gandhi
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
Karl Marx
Tapasya is the art of realizing the ultimate truth through self-discipline.
Annonymous
We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.
Martin Luther King Jr
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
Every ambition is a chain that binds us to this earth.
J P Vaswani
After taking a well-considered decision it is extremely harmful to delay the action.
Thirukkural
Swarajya is my birthright and I shall have it.
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
One individual may die for an idea; but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives.
Subhash Chandra Bose
Desire never abates with the enjoyment of what are desired. Like fire, fed with ghee, it grows all the more.
Adi Parva
Opportunism has shaken the confidence of People in Poltics.
Pundit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted - and behold, service was joy.
Rabindranath Tagore
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without spiritual life.
Gautam Buddha
Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process.
Sai Baba
We are Indians, firstly and lastly.
B R Ambedkar
Believe in forgiveness.
Mahatma Gandhi
A word spoken in wrath is the sharpest sword; covetousness is the deadliest poison; passion is the fiercest fire; ignorance is the darkest night.
Gautam Buddha
When you give roses to others, the perfume is bound to linger on your hands.
Baba Amte
Paper knowledge, paper evaluations, paper degrees all too papery and all too theoretical; it has very little that prepares us for real life in the real world.
Sonam Wangchuk
For the cinema it's much better to be more concentrated in time. It's an instinctive feeling: I can't put it into words why I feel like that. The film's better if the period is a day or a week or fortnight or a month, so that nobody grows up: everybody's as they were in the beginning.
Satyajit Ray
Endurance is the most difficult discipline, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.
Gautam Buddha
You can't cross the sea merely be standing and staring at the water.
Rabindranath Tagore
Rain harvesting should be made mandatory and should be made more systematic to ensure that every drop of rain is preserved.
M S Swaminathan
You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It's their mistake, not my failing.
Richard Feynman
Give me blood, I will give you freedom. 
Subhash Chandra Bose
Start with the thought – I can create any habit. That’s the simplest thing to do.
B K Shivani

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