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Think or sink!

Visalakshi Ramani

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Children are encouraged to learn various forms of art.
Making Clay models, braiding, knitting, basket weaving, carpentry etc.

Small wonder most people know many things needed for the survival on one's own.
In India we bring someone to change the fused bulb or replace the burnt fuse etc.

The water sensor started sending out signals last weekend- just as we were leaving the house.
My son and D.I.L fixed the complicated leaking faucet by themselves.

My son did the entire repair work lying down on his back - with no support to the lower portion of his body. It was literally a ChakrAsana (The wheel posture) except that he did not bend in a full circle!

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
A real life riddle!

In a household of six persons...
who belong to three generations....
50% are allergic to all animal furs...
50% can't stand the sight of a cat....

But there is a cat living a royal life in the household since
one part of the two 50% and 50% overlap and
the one person outside The Intersection and The Union
calls the shots in the household!

Majority will not be a majority when VETO plays its part! :(

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
"If you want to find out your true opinion of anybody,
just notice the impression made on you,
the first time you receive a mail from them."
(Arthur Schopenhauer)

"To me every hour of the light and the dark is a miracle."
(Walt Whitman)

"What soup is to body, laughter is to the soul."
(Yiddish Proverb)

"Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt."
(Cardinal John Henry Newman)

"Don't throw away the old bucket until
you are sure that the new one holds water."
(Swedish Proverb)

"Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor."
(Queen Elizabeth I)

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
Quotations by anonymous persons...
( = persons-not-less-great BUT less-well-known!)

Money talks. Mine always says,"Bye!"

To belittle is to be little!

The love in your heart was not put there to stay.
Love isn't love until you give it away.

A good way to make a new friend is to smile at a stranger.
You will be surprised how many people smile back.

True beauty is nothing but the halo of happiness.

Never sell the skin till you have caught the bear.

Be good to a friend and friend to good.

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
An Arab proverb:-

He who knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is a fool. Shun him.

He who knows not, and knows that he knows not, he is simple. Teach him.

He who knows, and knows not that he knows, is asleep. Awaken him.

He who knows, and knows that he knows, is wise. Follow him.

If you are reminded of Arattai Arangam Visu... it is not my fault :) !

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
A smile is the Lighting System of your face.

A smile is the warming System of your heart.

A smile is the cooling system of your head.

A smile bridges yawning gaps!

Always wear a pretty smile!

Then your face will become your passport!

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
Quotations by anonymous persons.

Madness takes its toll. Please have the exact change.

A smile confuses an approaching frown!

Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way.

A meeting is an event where minutes are kept and hours are lost!

Your children know that you love them by your presence, not by your presents.

He who laughs...lasts!

It is O.K to be a Mr. Nobody because nobody is perfect.

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
KaNakkuk kEttAl piNakku varum enbathu uNmai thaan!

kaNakkuk kettavargaLin vaayai mooduvathu eppadi?

avargalai grouppil irunthu vilakki vittaal pOthumE!

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
Quotations by anonymous persons.

I don't have a solution, but I admire the problem!

Worry is the interest paid on trouble before it is due.

A new broom sweeps clean, but the old broom knows all the corners.

Half of being smart is knowing what you are dumb at.

Never test the depth of water with both your feet.

Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of the heart.

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
Quotations by anonymous persons:

( meaning persons not-less-great but less-well-known)

Life is full of surprises.

Just say "Never again" and what you will see

will make you say "Never again" never again!!

Never cross a bridge until you come to it.

A closed mouth gathers no foot or food!

Always use tasteful words-you never know when you will have to eat them.

Be modest and be proud of it!

If you can't be a good example, be a terrible warning!

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
When you tell a person who lives on solar-power to go out and get some sunshine,
his doubting and digging to find out what is the underlying cause for this concern!

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
Quotations by anonymous persons.

"I never lend money when there is a "y" in the day."

Two wrongs do not make a right.... but three lefts do!

Our best chance of finding God is to look in the place where we had left Him.

In youth absence of pleasure is pain; but in old age, the absence of pain is pleasure!

He who laughs last, better do it from a safe distance.

Jewish saying; God could not be everywhere and therefore He made mothers.

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
Deft definitions:

Conclusion: A place reached when the person becomes too tired to think!

Hospitality: The art of making your guests feel 'at home' - even when you wish they really were!

Modesty: The gentle art of magnifying your natural charm, by pretending to be unaware of it.

An expert: A person who knows more and more about less and less until he/she knows everything

about nothing OR nothing about everything!

Laughter: The inward jogging of a person.

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
Deft definitions continued....

Youth: When the Hair is parted in the middle.

Old age: When the hair has departed in the middle.

A diplomat: A person who thinks twice before saying nothing.

A pessimist: A person-if ever he lends money-does not hope to be repaid.

An egoist: A person who never speaks an unkind word-
since he keeps talking about himself all the time!

Laughter: The best medicine without any side effects.

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
The lonely cat wants warm company and

the old people want some peace and quiet.

The cat sure needs a lot of convincing to keep off!

Hence the battle of wits and will continue.

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
Swedish Proverb:

Fear less.....Hope more.
Eat less......Chew more.
Whine less..Breathe more.
Talk less.....Say more.
Hate less.....Love more.

And all the good things are yours.

Visalakshi Ramani

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Deaf persons are very difficult to live with.
More so when their speakers are gone and
they prefer not to use the speakers in the gadgets.
They can't hear properly; they supply their own words for the 'fill in the blanks' and suffer.
They also make the others suffer by their distorted and weird imagination running riot.
Is it in any way easier to live with persons who have some other faculty seriously impaired???

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
"At the touch of Love, everyone becomes a poet".

A drama critic is a man who leaves 'no turn unstoned'.

"I always wear battle dress. It is practical, simple, cheap and does not go out of fashion."
Fidel Castro.

"Make new friends but keep the old.
One is silver and the other is gold"
An Old proverb