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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If it is peace you want, seek to change yourself, not other people. It is easier to protect your feet with slippers than to carpet the whole of the earth.

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Top 100 Quotes

Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position; denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd.
Annie Besant
Nobody respects an empty pocket.
Every great idea starts out as a blasphemy.
Bertrand Russel
Non-violence is not a passive idea. It is ethical activism at its political best.
Ela Bhatt
Let your thoughts, words and actions align with the highest ideals you hold.
Mata Amritanandmayi Devi
Satyagraha is not a creed for the weak or the cowardly.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Out of all virtues simplicity is my most favorite virtue. So much so that I tend to believe that simplicity can solve most of the problems, personal as well as the world problems. If the life approach is simple one need not lie so frequently, nor quarrel nor steal, nor envy, anger, abuse, kill. Everyone will have enough and plenty so need not hoard, speculate, gamble, hate. When character is beautiful, you are beautiful. That is the beauty of simplicity.
Ela Bhatt
Western Science and the Western Ways of life are two different things. Whereas Western Science is Universal and must be absorbed by us if we wish to go forward, the same is not true about the Western Ways of life and values.
Pundit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya
I relish simplicity as an all-comprehensive value.
Ela Bhatt
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
I learnt that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. A brave man is not who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
Nelson Mandela
Indian art is not one thing. Indian art is so many different schools and styles. (Nevertheless) I think lyricism, the love of nature, the symbolic aspect of art (like showing rain in a few lines of dots in a Rajput miniature) the looking for the essence in natural forms and human forms, and then going for the essence rather than the surface - that I think is primarily what distinguishes Indian art from Western art. Not just Indian art but Eastern art in general. Chinese and Japanese art also, if you come to think about it, have the same qualities as Indian art.
Satyajit Ray
I am not as simple as I look.
Lal Bahadur Shastri
Want Love, Accept yourself. Need Respect, Value yourself. 
B K Shivani
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes around in another form.
Education is your best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
If defeated and killed on the field of battle, we shall surely earn eternal glory and salvation.
Jhansi Ki Raani
Reason and intellect cannot make you see divine, it is the soul that sees.
Aurbindo Ghosh
Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
Mother Teresa
I fear uniformity. You cannot manufacture great men any more than you can manufacture gold.
John Ruskin
All being long for happiness; therefore extend the compassion to all. Whatever may be the cause of your suffering, do not wound another.
Gautam Buddha
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
E F Schumacher
If I have to serve the country, I will have to live my life with patience and sobriety.
Mahatma Gandhi
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
Rabindranath Tagore
The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances and deomonstrations for impressions.
John Ruskin
The Purush alone is all this universe - the sacrificial works (Karma) and knowledge (tapas). All this is Brahman, the highest and the immortal. O good looking youth! He who knows this as seated in the cavity of the heart, he unties the knot of ignorance even here.
To live like a lion for a day is far better than to live for a hundred years like a jackal.
Tipu Sultan
Sometimes spending time with yourself is the only therapy you need.
Not by work, nor by progeny, nor by wealth, but by renunciation (tyaga) alone, immortaility is attained. Higher than heaven, seated in the cave of intellect, It shines, which the seekers attain.
Kaivalya Upanishad
God is the hardest taskmaster I have known on this earth, and He tries you through and through. And when you find that your faith is failing or your body is failing you, and you are sinking, He comes to your assistance somehow or other and proves to you that you must not lose your faith and that He is always at your beck and call, but on His terms, not on your terms. So I have found. I cannot really recall a single instance when, at the eleventh hour, He has forsaken me.
Mahatma Gandhi
Life is much larger than birth or death, failure and success. You are the unblemished pure eternal self. Knowing this you'll walk like a king.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
The path of tapasya is the path of spiritual growth and self-realization.
A person who conquers his own self is greater than the one who conquers thousands in battle.
You must be a lotus, unfolding its petals when the Sun rises in the sky, unaffected by the slush where it is born or even the water which sustains it!
Sai Baba
Humility in speech cannot be attained by men who never listen to the discourse of the wise.
If you cry because the Sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.
Rabindranath Tagore
Religion can be defended by the purity of its adherents and their good deeds, never by quarrels with those of other faiths.
Mahatma Gandhi
Let love flow so that it cleanses the world. Then man can live in peace, instead of the state of turmoil he has created through his past ways of life, with all those material interests and earthly ambitions.
Sai Baba
God lives, feels and suffers in every one of us, and in the course of time, His attributes, knowledge, beauty and love will be revealed in each of us.
Dr S Radhakrishnan
There is a certain callousness in families like mine. They put up strong barriers so as not to see the misery in the world outside and I rebelled against it.
Baba Amte
Men are not sure of the next moment in their life. Yet they think of millions of future plans.
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
All troubles come to an end when the ego dies.
Ramkrishna Paramhansa
If we have an aim and yet can never reach it, then it is no aim at all.
Rabindranath Tagore
Our attitude can be expressed in three ways: through words, through tears and through laughter.
Mata Amritanandmayi Devi
The best thing about being an entrepreneur is the opportunities are endless. And the sky is the limit. And it is great fun.
Karan Bilimoria
To explain God merely after reading the scriptures is explaining to a person the city of Banaras after seeing it only on a map.
Ramkrishna Paramhansa
The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.
I believe that education should be about healing the earth and dealing with the crises that we are in.
Sonam Wangchuk
Do not run away from death, for you can never die before the appointed time, and nothing can save you from dying when the appointed time comes.
Incarceration in my country is better than freedom abroad.
Subhash Chandra Bose
Only bodies die. Hopes and delusions are immortal.
Civilization finds its completeness when it expresses humanity not when it displays its power to amass materials.
Rabindranath Tagore
If a man destroys all his desires completely, he will easily achieve noble deeds.
On seeing the cold look of the host, the face of the guests (atithi) withers like the anicham (a delicate sensitive flower) that withers when smelt.
A good leader creates leaders, not followers.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
If you spent one tenth of the time you devoted to distractions like chasing women or making money to spiritual practice, you would be enlightened in a few years.
Ramkrishna Paramhansa
Sunlight is neither yours nor mine.
J Krishnamurthi
The wealth of a generous man is like a herbal tree which serves as medicine that cures without fail.
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
True charity never seeks returns; to rain cloud what return can men make?
Great discoveries are often the result of making the wrong mistake at the right time.
Shashi Tharoor
School is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need the society as it is.
Ivan Illich
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Most people... are like a falling leaf which drifts and turns in the air, flutters and falls to the ground. But a few others are like stars which travel one defined path: no wind reaches them, they have within themselves their guide and path.
Hermann Hesse
There is no ladder to climb - there is only the first step, and the first step is the everlasting step.
J Krishnamurthi
When we think we know we cease to learn.
Dr S Radhakrishnan
Here in Bharat, we have placed before ourselves the ideal of the four fold responsibilities of catering to the needs of Body, Mind, Intellect and Soul with a view to achieve the integrated progress of Man.
Pundit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya
The more you know less likely you are to be afraid.
Savitribai Phule
Evil thoughts do not grow alone in mature heads. They can spring up like weeds in the minds of children too.
if it is man's privilege to be independent, it is equally his duty to be interdependent.
Mahatma Gandhi
To understand the currents of a river, he who wishes to know the truth must enter the water.
He is neither attached to worldliness nor lets senses and anger affect him. In such a person resides God.
Guru Teg Bahadur
I truly believe the only way we can create global peace is through not only educating our minds, but our hearts and our souls.
Malala Yousafzai
The artist is a lover of nature. Therefore he is her slave and her master.
Rabindranath Tagore
Poverty is not just a lack of money; it is not having the capability to realize one’s full potential as a human being.
Abhijit Banerjee
Buddhism is based on reason. There is an element of flexibility inherent in it which is not found in any religion.
B R Ambedkar
The pinching poverty of the wise is far better than the ill-gotten wealth.
Don't look over mind's cravings. Rather overlook them.
Amogh Lila Das
The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.
Paramhansa Yogananda
It doesn’t take quite long for patience to manifest into intelligence. 
Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Discipline (anushasan) is a sign of noble birth. Indiscipline indicates mean birth.
The advice of the righteous is like a stick that helps one on a marshy ground.
If you see the soul in every human being, you see truly. If you see immortality in the heart of every mortal being, you see truly.
Bhagvad Gita
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
Leo Tolstoy
Creation is the image of the creator.
Rig Veda
To reprove a harm-doer, put him to shame by doing a good deed in return.
True religion is a revolutionary force: it is an inveterate enemy of oppression, privilege, and injustice.
Dr S Radhakrishnan
The world keeps dying but no one knows how to die.
The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.
Mother Teresa
Doubts, too, are a stepping stone to wisdom.
T L Vaswani
Let us never forget that we are all children of our motherland. Indeed, I have never worked in any other spirit than that of an Indian who owes devotion to his nation and his fellow citizens.
Dadabhai Naoroji
Another life-lesson: until our minds are emptied, how will we receive?
Arun Shourie
Those who once led their life by killing will live in poverty with dreadul diseases.
There is no chance for the welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved; it is not possible for a bird to fly on only one wing.
Swami Vivekananda
Everything changes. In the present lie the seeds of the future. Have the seeds been truly sown? Are they the seeds of noble and straight growing trees? If the proper seeds are there, the harvest is sure.
Pupul Jaykar
I do have this one purpose — increasing the intensity of my consciousness of life.
Dr Homi Jehangir Bhabha
For those who dare to dream, there is a whole world to win.
Dhirubhai Ambani

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