Favorite Quotes

“Know thyself.” – Greek maxim.

“I have always wished this for myself: ‘Stay hungry, stay foolish’.” – Steve Jobs

“Believe nothing. No matter where you read it, or who said it, even if I had said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your common sense.” – Buddha

“Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” – Will Durant

“Our evaluation of people, places and things are shaped, to a large extent, by society – what others think, how they evaluate. Very few of us are independent thinkers – willing to think for ourselves.” (Charismatic qualities)

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” – Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist)

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

“If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas A. Edison

“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

“Good, he did not have enough ‘imagination’ to become a mathematician!” — David Hilbert’s response upon hearing that one of his (mathematics) students had dropped out to study poetry.

“Everything that can be invented has been invented.” – Charles Holland Duell, 1899. “Virtually nothing, and I mean this honestly, has been invented yet.” – Woddy Norris, 2005.

“The universe is not only queerer than we imagine, but queerer than we can imagine.”- J. B. S. Haldane

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” ― Marilyn Monroe

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
– William Shakespeare (Hamlet)

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” – Matthew 7:7

“All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” – Matthew 28:18 

“God created the Universe for his own Happiness and Feelings; created the Universe as his abiding place. From Atom to Society to Galaxy, design was driven by the singular goal of maximization of God’s Happiness and Feelings.” (10 Principles)

“Universe is designed such that individual pursuit of happiness translates into collective welfare.” (10 Principles) 

“Human created Systems Technology Art Knowledge Organisations are God Inspired.” (10 Principles)

“And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.” – Matthew 16:18

Catholic Quotes:
1. “God dreams big, wants to transform world, defeat evil.”
2. “Just as God had the creativity to make the world, he has creativity to make new things each day.”
3. “God created us to build, give life, move forward, create community & live in peace.”
4. “God, creator of heaven & earth, doesn’t need to be protected by men; indeed, it is he who protects them.”
5. “God made the universe; every new surprise is a tiny burst of joy before his creative greatness.”
6. (To young people) begin day praying, “Lord, challenge me today and give me the strength to rise to the challenge”.
7. “I love so much this Jesus that bothers, pushes” us out of comfort zone.
8. “There are three possible voices in our head: God’s, ours and the voice of the world.” 
9. “Never underestimate the power of God’s Spirit working in you and through you and despite you … most of the time unbeknownst to you and me.”  
10. “It’s no use whining about the times because we are the times. It is through us that God acts in society.”
11. Each and every person “is a story of love that God has written on this earth.”
12. “Be happy in hoping, don’t only hope to be happy.” 
13. “Joy, a sign of God’s presence, is what church needs.”
14. “Let Jesus be known in the world of politics, business, arts, science, technology & social media.”
15. “The world of work is a human priority & therefore a Christian priority, a priority of the pope.”
16. “True development is growth economically, with work, culture, family, faith — all are key to human flourishing.” 
17. “There can’t be a good economy without good businessmen, without their capacity to create and to produce.”
18. “Successful businesses are essential to democracy.” 
19. “To end poverty, we must let the poor be active agents of own future. Let them organize, have education.”
20. “Why be afraid when God is always showing the way.”
21. “The Annunciation shows God takes the initiative. He wants to be born into our homes & daily lives.”
22. “What joy to know that God is real, alive, not an idol and, therefore, will never let us down.”
23. “God can do the impossible. He will do miraculous things.”
24. “God knows us by name.”
25. “God knows what we need more than we do ourselves.”
26. “The answer to today’s challenges: Jesus.”
27.”Eliminate nuclear weapon, and instead devote resources to development.”
28. “Boost cooperation among nations to end the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.”
29. “It’s an absurd contradiction to speak of peace, and at the same time promote or permit the arms trade. Eliminate arms trade.”
30. “Corruption is one of the most serious sins that plagues our world today.”
31. “World needs to be saved from corruption, extortion, drug/arms trades, human trafficking.”

“I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all lands to be blown about my houses as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Our task is to become God-like through knowledge.” – Brian Weiss (Many Lives, Many Masters)

Q: Did Biological Evolution really happen?
Me: “Metamorphosis doesn’t happen only in Kafka’s World!”

A Collection Of My Favorite Quotes

Wisdom

“Know thyself.” 

– Greek maxim

“Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.” 

– Albert Einstein



Open Independent Mind

Open independent mind is a necessary prerequisite for creativity.

“If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything, it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few. ”
– Shunryu Suzuki


“Believe nothing. No matter where you read it, or who said it, even if I had said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your common sense.” 
– Buddha

“I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all lands to be blown about my houses as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.” 
– Mahatma Gandhi

“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” 
– Albert Einstein

A lot of conflict arise between people who have closed dependent minds. They divide the world into black and white, right and wrong and nothing in between. They view their way as the only right one and others’ as wrong. They never try to be themselves, instead follow the path others have shown them without much consideration or reflection.

People in general categorize things they see around them into different predefined categories. It helps us make quick decisions because we know what to do with a certain category of object. But how can we be so sure that the categories and the knowledge associated with each category, that our society and culture have taught us (imposed upon us), is correct?


On Living

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” 
– Paulo Coelho

“I have always wished that for myself … Stay hungry, stay foolish.” 
– Steve Jobs



“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” 
– Neale Donald Walsch

“We are like newborn children,
Our power is the power to grow.”
– Rabindranath Tagore


“If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” 
– Thomas A. Edison

Being internally happy, satisfied and fulfilled and making others happier, more satisfied and fulfilled is the most important goal in life. Worldly objects, possessions, achievements are the means for becoming happier, not the ends.


“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

You have faith and confidence – you win. You have fear and doubts – you know what happens …

Faith and Confidence have inner Spiritual power beyond the Psychological ones we know of.

Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
– Matthew 14:31.

On Imagination

People commonly believe – poetry, the arts and literature require us to have “Imaginative” powers. Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering require “Analytical” abilities.

But in truth, Mathematics, the Sciences and Engineering require far more sophisticated “Imagination” than is commonly assumed.

“Good, he did not have enough imagination to become a Mathematician”.
— Hilbert’s response upon hearing that one of his students had dropped out to study poetry.

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
– Albert Einstein

On Knowledge & Ignorance

“Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” 
– Will Durant

– “Everything that can be invented has been invented.” – Charles Holland Duell, 1899

– “Virtually nothing, and I mean this honestly, has been invented yet. We’re just starting …” – Woddy Norris, 2005.

 What we know as Science today is only part of the Ultimate Reality. The Ultimate Reality is still to be disclosed.

“The universe is not only queerer than we imagine, but queerer than we can imagine.”
– J. B. S. Haldane

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
– William Shakespeare (Hamlet)



Higher Philosophy

Many of the events seem to be part of different human-made plans. But how can we be so sure that there isn’t an Ultimate Planner behind all the seemingly unrelated events?

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
– Matthew 7:7

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” 
― Marilyn Monroe

Genius

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”
– Albert Einstein

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”
– Albert Einstein

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”
– Albert Einstein



Greatness

Serving others is the best way to serve God.

“When ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God.”
– Mosiah 2:17

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” 

 ― Martin Luther King Jr.

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A Collection of My Favorite Quotes

Wisdom

“Know thyself.” 

– Greek maxim

“Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.” 

– Albert Einstein



Open Independent Mind

“If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything, it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few. ” 
– Shunryu Suzuki

“Believe nothing. No matter where you read it, or who said it, even if I had said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your common sense.” 
– Buddha

“I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all lands to be blown about my houses as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.” 
– Mahatma Gandhi

“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” 
– Albert Einstein

[A lot of conflicts arise between people who have closed dependent minds. They divide the world into black and white, right and wrong with nothing in between. They view their way as the only right one and others’ as wrong ones. They never try to be themselves, instead following the path others have shown them without much consideration or reflection.

People in general categorize everything they see around them into different predefined categories. It helps them make quick decisions because they know what to do with a certain category. But how can we be so sure that the categories and the knowledge associated with each category, that our society and culture has taught us, is correct?]

[Open independent mind is also a necessary prerequisite for creativity.]




On Living


“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” 
– Paulo Coelho

“I have always wished that for myself…stay hungry, stay foolish.” 
– Steve Jobs



“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” 
– Neale Donald Walsch

“We are like newborn children,
Our power is the power to grow.”
– Rabindranath Tagore


“If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” 
– Thomas A. Edison

“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

[Being internally happy, satisfied and fulfilled and making others happier, more satisfied and more fulfilled is the most important goal in life. Worldly things, possessions, achievements are the tools for becoming happy, not the final goal in themselves.]

Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” 
– Matthew 14:31.

[You have faith and confidence – you win. You have fear and doubts – you lose.]

On imagination

“Good, he did not have enough imagination to become a mathematician”.
Hilbert’s response upon hearing that one of his students had dropped out to study poetry.

[People commonly believe that poetry, arts and literature require us to have imaginative powers. But in truth, Mathematics, Science and Engineering require far more sophisticated imaginative powers.]

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” 
– Albert Einstein

On Our Ignorance


“Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” 

– Will Durant

“Everything that can be invented has been invented.” – Charles Holland Duell, 1899. “Virtually nothing, and I mean this honestly, has been invented yet. We’re just starting.” 
Woddy Norris, 2005.



“The universe is not only queerer than we imagine, but queerer than we can imagine.”
– J. B. S. Haldane

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
– William Shakespeare (Hamlet)


[What we know as science is only part of the ultimate reality.
The ultimate reality would be disclosed gradually in the future.]

Higher Philosophy

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” 
― Marilyn Monroe

[Many of the events seem to be part of different human-made plans. But there is an ultimate planner of the Universe. Nothing can go beyond His plans. God is the ultimate reason.]

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” 
– Matthew 7:7

Being Smart

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” 
– Albert Einstein

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” 
– Albert Einstein

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” 
– Albert Einstein



Being Great

“When ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God”
– Mosiah 2:17

[Serving others is the best way to serve God.]

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” 

 ― Martin Luther King Jr.

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