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Think or sink!

Visalakshi Ramani

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In my mind, there is nothing so illiberal and so ill bred as audible laughter.

The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, not in a closet.

An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.

I recommend you to take care of the minutes; for hours will take care of themselves.

(Anton Chekhov)

Visalakshi Ramani

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Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.

Speak of the modern without contempt, and of the ancients without idolatry.

Idleness is only the refuge of weak minds.

Swallow all your learning in the morning but digest it in company in the evenings.

(Anton Chekhov)

Visalakshi Ramani

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No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.

Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not believed.

Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity.

You never know what is enough, unless you know what is more than enough.

Ambition is the growth of every clime.

I was angry with my friend,
I told my wrath and my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe,
I told it not, my wrath did grow.

(William Blake).

Visalakshi Ramani

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I never knew that Netherland in Men needed drying - that too with a hair dryer!!!

Swimming pool bans men from using hair dryers on their nether regions
https://www.telegraph.co.uk › Lifestyle › Women › Life
Apr 26, 2016 - Titled “This is not a ball sack dryer” it read: “Don't dry your ball sack or ... men who blow dry your balls in gym locker rooms, why do you do it?
Swimming pool forced to release poster to tell blokes not to blow-dry ...

Apr 27, 2016 - Swimming pool forced to release poster to tell blokes not to blow-dry their scrotums ... put up posters telling men not to blow dry their nether regions ... It states: "Don't dry your ball sack or your butt with the communal hair dryer in the ... “Old men who blow dry your balls in gym locker rooms, why do you do it?

Visalakshi Ramani

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Hair must grow in specified places like the eyebrows and eyelashes
and not grow in the many unspecified regions!
Eyelash extensions may pull out the already scanty eyelashes.
The eyelash serum may affect the eyes or even the vision!
On the one hand women shave facial hair, pubic hair, hair in their legs and hands!
They do not understand that shaving promotes the growth of stronger and longer hair.
Thank God we never started to shave face, legs and hands and will never ever need one!

Visalakshi Ramani

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An apology for the Devil: it must be remembered that we have only heard one side

of the case. God has written all the books.

God is Love, I dare say. But what a mischievous devil Love is.

I don't mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all!

Samuel Butler (1835-1902)

Visalakshi Ramani

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The weak alone repent.

I wish he would explain his explanation.

What men call gallantry, and Gods adultery, is much more common where the climate is sultry.

A lady of a "certain age", which means certainly aged.

(Lord Byron).

Visalakshi Ramani

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The more I see of men, the less i like them. If I could say so of women too,
all would be well.

If I could always read, I should never feel the want of society.

There is something to me very softening in the presence of a woman,- some strange influence, even if one is not in love with them-which I cannot at all account for, having no very high opinion of the sex.

What is poetry? The feeling of a Former world and Future.

(Lord Byron)

Visalakshi Ramani

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Of writing many books, there is no end.

Since when was genius found respectable?

The devil is most devilish when respectable.

If thou must love me, let be for naught
Except for love's sake only.

(Elizabeth Barrett Browning).

Visalakshi Ramani

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It is vacation for all schools everywhere.
Children get the full day off for many weeks.
Instead of spending this uninterrupted time in learning
a new skill, a new language, a new subject or a new art
kids just while away their valuable time. :(

Visalakshi Ramani

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With just enough of learning to misquote.

It's strange-but true; for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.

Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure;
Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.

Merely innocent flirtation,
Not quite adultery, but adulation.

(Lord Byron)

Visalakshi Ramani

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I show you doubts, to prove that faith exists.

Truth never hurts the teller.

Women hate a debt as men a gift.

Works done least rapidly, Art most cherishes.

(Robert Browning.)

Visalakshi Ramani

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Truth is within ourselves.

God is the perfect poet, who in His persons acts his own creations.

In the morning of the world, when earth was nigher heaven than now.

Faultless to a fault.

(Robert Browning)

Visalakshi Ramani

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Today's link

தேவ காண்டம்

மாயையின் வலியோன் ஆகி மான்முத லோரை வென்றே
ஆயிரத் தோரெட் டண்டம் அரசு செய் துகம்நூ றெட்டுக்
காயம தழிவின் றாகிக் கடவுளர்க் கலக்கண் செய்த
தீயசூர் முதலைச் செற்ற குமரன்தாள் சென்னி வைப்பாம்.


Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
As idle as a painted ship
Upon painted water.

Water water everywhere
Nor any drop to drink.

A sadder and wiser man,
He rose the morrow morn.

The innumerable multitude of wrongs
By man on man inflicted.

The dwarf sees farther than the giant,
when he has the giant's shoulder to mount on.

(Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

Visalakshi Ramani

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Spiritual Equations, just for a change :)

Inaction = Action without Attachment. (not laziness as commonly imagined)

Contentment = Absence of Complaints.(feeling rich though not really rich

Yagna spirit = Absence of Depression.( offer everything to God)

Chanaraagathi = Accepting everything as God's PrasAdam.

PArAyanam = The Passage to the Supreme.

Mukthi = Merging with God, after losing one's identity.

Visalakshi Ramani

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As children we inherently obeyed our elders.
We had trust in them that they would do nothing that is not good for us.
If we had choices, we were never aware of them and so never used them.
But the days have changed so much now.
Generation is gap is very real.
It has become a generation gape now!

Visalakshi Ramani

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It is true!

A woman's worst enemy is not a man but another woman!
A Brahmin's worst enemy is not a non-brahmin but another brahmin!

How do I know???

I know from the way some of the brahmins behave towards the other brahmins in general!
Some do not read the very important mail/ SMS/ Whatsapp message sent to them.

(This is just to evade their responsibility of giving the statistics of the collection and expenditure)

Those who have read these messages hide their heads in sand like the proverbial ostrich.
A cat may close its eyes but the world will still be bright and people can still see everything well.

Visalakshi Ramani

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Feeling tired? Get some sleep.
Feeling stiff? Get some exercises.
Feeling sad? Give some smiles.

Happiness can make you smile.
The converse is also true!
A smile can make you feel happy.

"I don't mind compromising of my essentials,
but I must have my luxuries!"

The best way to make a man do something?
Suggest to him that he is too old to do it!

Visalakshi Ramani

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Believe the person who seeks the truth.
Doubt the one who claims to have found it.

Prosperity is not without many fears and disasters.
Adversity is not without a few comforts and hopes.

A man must make his opportunity as often as he finds it.

Happiness in a marriage is entirely a matter of chance!