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Think or sink!

Visalakshi Ramani

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The wisest of the wise may err. (To err is human!)

It is always the season for the old to learn. (How else can they survive?)

Words are the physicians of the mind diseased. (Use them to cure and not to tear the mind)!

An angry man always thinks that he can do more than what he can do.
(Often he ends up with his foot in his mouth or chokes since he bit more than what he can chew!)

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
ஒரு குறும்பு அகராதி:

'அடி வருடி' = "ஆமாம் சாமி" போடுபவன்.

'பிடி பிடரி' = தவறுகளை தைரியமாகச் சொல்பவன்.

தியாகி = தான் வீழ்ந்தாலும் பிறரை வாழ வைப்பவன்.

துரோகி = தான் வாழப் பிறரை வீழ்த்துபவன்.

Visalakshi Ramani

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செல்வமும், நெருப்பும்,
நல்ல வேலையாட்கள்!
ஆனால் மிகவும்
மோசமான முதலாளிகள்!!

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
The nagging hag is a back seater.
He/ she wants to have perfect control on everyone else.
When this does not happen the tongue slashing is unleashed.
They spread the unhappiness which they themselves have brewed and got drunk!

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
He that loseth his honesty,
hath nothing else to lose.
(John Lyly)

Knavery may serve a turn,
but honesty never fails.

Prosperity brings friends
and adversity tests them.

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
Sweet are the uses of adversity

Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous

Wears yet a priceless jewel in its head

And this our life exempt from public haunt

Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks

Sermons in stones and good in everything.

William Shakespeare

Visalakshi Ramani

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We always love those who admire us, and

we do not always love those whom we admire.

(La Rochefoucauld)

Women's beauty like men's wit, is generally fatal to the owners.

(Lord Chesterfield)

A beautiful form is better than a beautiful face;

A beautiful behavior is better than a beautiful form.

It is the finest of fine arts.


Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
Don't give advice.
The wise men don't need it.
Fools won't take it
(Ching Chow)

Fools take more than what they want
or want more than what they get.
Wise men never.

Fools trusts none but himself.
The wise man trust all but himself.

Visalakshi Ramani

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Observation brings wisdom, not old age.

A matter is not finally settled, until it is settled right.
In other words it will all be okay in the end.
If it is not, then it is not the end!!!

A wise man talks because he has something to say.
A fool because he wishes to say something.

It is better to ask for the advice in the beginning, than in the end.

Visalakshi Ramani

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Persons who believe that money is everything are
frequently prepared to do everything for money.

A man shows his character by what he laughs at.

A gossip's tongue is like a cow's -
smooth on one side and rough on the other.

A friend in deed is a friend indeed. :)

Visalakshi Ramani

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Correction does much. But encouragement does more.
Encouragement often censures us as the Sun after a shower.

Half the pleasure of solitude comes from having with us
some friend to whom we can say how sweet the solitude is!

"Only a higher power than man can control the powers of Atomic energy"
(Dr. Lisa Meitner)

Only a tree laden with fruits gets most stoned.

Courtesy may demand a reply!
But wanton taunt is best ignored.

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
Education is nothing but a methodical creation of the habit of thinking.

In nature there are neither rewards, nor punishments.
There are consequences.

Unless a person is a genius, it is best to aim at being intelligible.

We need greater virtues to bear good fortune than bad.

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.

"Don't be ruffled if now and then you get a brush from the world.
It will be over in no time and everything will be alright."
(Swami Vivekanandha)

Visalakshi Ramani

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A strange thing happened to days ago.
The power went off as I was blinking my eyes and it was back when I opened my eyes. Yet this split second power failure played a havoc in the household.
The garage alarm started beeping. Many of the electrical devices went back to 12 o' clock.
My son and D.I.L had to get the help of the technician over telephone and were guided step by step to set right the things and the security system.
I took nearly 2 hours!
I could not help wondering how in India we survive power cuts lasting for several hours on a daily basis.
May be The-Stone-age life has its own advantages???

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
One of the tests of true leadership is the ability to
recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.

Sin has many tools, but life is the handle which fits them all.

The problem of life is not to make life easier, but to make men stronger.

True love is a ghost, which everybody talks about but few have seen. So too God!

Visalakshi Ramani

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"Life is good or evil according to the state of mind in which we look at it, it is neither by itself".
(Swami Vivekananda)

"Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship and it is far from the best ending for one".
(Oscar Wilde)

If children grow up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses"

Visalakshi Ramani

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That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but what is good is always beautiful.

The greatest thing in the world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving.

If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.

Those who do not complain, are never pitied.
(Jane Austin)

The creaking door gets the lubricant!
The crying baby gets the mother's milk.
The complaining wife gets jewels and saris!
All that a tolerating silent wife gets is scolding!

Visalakshi Ramani

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There is a great difference between a young man looking for a situation and one looking for work.

After thirty five, a man begins to have thoughts about a woman; before that age he has feelings.

That which needs to be proved cannot be worth much.

It is never late to give up our prejudices.