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But by reading them again and again finally I was able to grasp the essential part. What emotion, enthusiasm, enlightenment and confidence they communicated to me! I wept for joy.
Ho Chi Minh, former president and prime minister of Democratic Republic of Vietnam


A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
Martin Luther King Jr, American Clergyman, activist and pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement


I cannot speak anything but the truth. I cannot turn back on my duty, just to please some one.
Sardar Vallabhai Patel, freedom fighter, social and political leader of India


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, missionary, humanitarian and advocate of poor and helpless


All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
Galileo Galilei, Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher who is noted for the improvements in the design of telescope


Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.

Sir Isaac Newton, physicist, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher and alchemist, noted for his discovery of earth's gravity


I have no doubt in my mind that our chief national problems relating to the eradication of poverty, illiteracy and disease and the scientific production and distribution can be tackled only along socialistic lines.

Subhash Chandra Bose, freedom fighter of India, founder of Indian National Army


To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
Jane Austen (1775-1817), English novelist and litterateur


"A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud."
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American poet and leader of the Transcendentalist movement


Thoughts lead to purpose, purposes to action, actions form habits, habits decide our character and character fixes our destiny.
Ancient Indian Saying


Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.
Lyndon B. Johnson, (1908-1973), 36th President of United States


It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
Warren Buffett, American investor, businessman, and philanthropist


Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of United States and proponent of abolishing slavery


Let us be a little humble; let us think that the truth may not perhaps be entirely with us.
Jawaharlal Nehru, (1889-1965), the first and longest serving Prime Minister of India


A grey head does not make an elder. .... Not by years, not by grey hairs, not by riches or many relations did the seers make the Law: He is great to us who has learning.
Quote from Mahabharata, ancient Indian epic


The fragrance of the flower is never borne against the breeze; but the fragrance of human virtues diffuses itself everywhere.
Quote from Ramayana, ancient Indian epic


Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
Siddhartha Gauthama aka Buddha, philosopher and founder of Buddhism


All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.
Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate (1921)


When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Helen Keller, American author and educator who was blind and deaf.


It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of US and the only president elected for four terms.

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