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    Faithfulness is a rare coin. To convert it into
    serviceable currency you must exchange it.

    Sympathy often enters by the eyes, lives in the
    heart, is fed by the ears, and is killed by ingratitude.

    The deafest man is he who does not wish to
    hear.

    In the garden of the world the soul is like a
    flower, and the dew for this flower is hope. Hope,
    and your soul will always be kept fresh

    Some persons study the stars to learn their
    destiny, and a lover studies a woman's eyes to
    know his.
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    Tum takalluf ko hii iKhlaas samajhate ho 'Faraz'
    dost hotaa nahii.n har haath milaane vaalaa - [Ahmed Faraz]

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    A rule for happiness': never go to bed without
    feeling sure you have performed at least one act
    of kindness during the day.

    With good intentions you can seldom do much
    wrong.

    I will read you your character, if you tell me
    what company you keep.

    It is said to be a trait of woman, to slight those
    who adore her, and love those who do not care
    for her.

    Distrust those who flame suddenly with enthusiasm.
    The hotter the frying-pan, the sooner
    melts the butter.
    Tum takalluf ko hii iKhlaas samajhate ho 'Faraz'
    dost hotaa nahii.n har haath milaane vaalaa - [Ahmed Faraz]

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    Do not strive to hide your poverty, nor that
    of your family. When once it is understood that
    you are not ashamed of it, no one will try to
    make you blush over it. » So Alonso Quijano,
    advised his servant.
    Tum takalluf ko hii iKhlaas samajhate ho 'Faraz'
    dost hotaa nahii.n har haath milaane vaalaa - [Ahmed Faraz]

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    A favor kindly granted, is doubled.
    Tum takalluf ko hii iKhlaas samajhate ho 'Faraz'
    dost hotaa nahii.n har haath milaane vaalaa - [Ahmed Faraz]

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    Jalal-ud-Din Rumi used to tell a story about a far distant country, somewhere to the north of Afghanistan. In this country there was a city inhabited entirely by the blind. One day the news came that an elephant was passing outside the walls of this city.
    ‘The citizens called a meeting and decided to send a delegation of three men outside the gates so that they could report back what an elephant was. In due course, the three men left the town and stumbled forwards until they eventually found the elephant. The three reached out, felt the animal with their hands, then they all headed back to the town as quickly as they could to report what they had felt. ‘The first man said: “An elephant is a marvellous creature! It is like a vast snake, but it can stand vertically upright in the air!” The second man was indignant at hearing this: “What nonsense!” he said. “This man is misleading you. I felt the elephant and what it most resembles is a pillar. It is firm and solid and however hard you push against it you could never knock it over.” The third man shook his head and said: “Both these men are liars! I felt the elephant and it resembles a broad pankah. It is wide and flat and leathery and when you shake it it wobbles around like the sail of a dhow.” All three men stuck by their stories and for the rest of their lives they refused to speak to each other. Each professed that they and only they knew the whole truth.
    ‘Now of course all three of the blind men had a measure of insight. The first man felt the trunk of the elephant, the second the leg, the third the ear. All had part of the truth, but not one of them had even begun to grasp the totality or the greatness of the beast they had encountered. If only they had listened to one another and meditated on the different facets of the elephant, they might have realized the true nature of the beast. But they were too proud and instead they preferred to keep to their own half-truths.
    ‘So it is with us. We see Allah one way, the Hindus have a different conception, and the Christians have a third. To us, all our different visions seem incompatible and irreconcilable. But what we forget is that before God we are like blind men stumbling around in total blackness.
    Tum takalluf ko hii iKhlaas samajhate ho 'Faraz'
    dost hotaa nahii.n har haath milaane vaalaa - [Ahmed Faraz]

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    Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

    -James F. Byrnes
    Who does not grow, declines.

    -Rabbi Hillel
    The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else do it wrong, without comment.

    -T. H. White
    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

    -John R. Wooden
    Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.

    -Robert Louis Stevenson
    Acting childish seems to come naturally, but acting like an adult, no matter how old we are, just doesn't come easy to us.

    -Lily Tomlin
    If there is anything we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.

    -Carl Jung
    Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.

    -Muhammad Ali
    Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

    -Soren Kierkegaard
    Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.

    -Miguel de Cervantes
    It is extraordinary how extraordinary the ordinary person is.

    -George F Will
    The young always have the same problem-how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.

    -Quentin Crisp
    Education is the best provision for the journey to old age.

    -Aristotle
    Men occassionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry on as if nothing had happened.

    -Sir Winston Churchill
    The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted thirty years of his life.

    -Muhammad Ali
    The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.

    -David Russell
    Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

    -Abraham Lincoln
    You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.

    -Franklin P. Adams
    One's own thought is one's world. What a person thinks is what he becomes.

    -Maitri Upanishads
    Never be haughty to the humble; never be humble to the haughty.

    -Jefferson Davis
    The childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day.

    -John Milton
    We boil at different degrees.

    -Ralph Waldo Emerson
    A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.

    -G. K. Chesterton
    It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.

    -Pope John XXIII
    Life is an echo. What you send out-you get back. What you give-you get.

    -Anonymous
    Character is much easier kept than recovered.

    -Thomas Paine
    It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.

    -Moliere
    Time is the wisest counselor.

    -Pericles
    The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.

    -H. L. Mencken
    If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.

    -Rabindranath Tagore
    Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.

    -Charles Dickens
    Never let yesterday use up too much of today.

    -Will Rogers
    To live one's own life is still the best way of life, always was, and always will be.

    -Henry Miller
    The trouble with quotes about death is that 99.999 percent of them are made by people who are still alive.

    -Joshua Bruns
    May you live all the days of your life.

    -Jonathan Swift
    Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.

    -James Thurber
    Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.

    -Anonymous
    Tum takalluf ko hii iKhlaas samajhate ho 'Faraz'
    dost hotaa nahii.n har haath milaane vaalaa - [Ahmed Faraz]

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    No man is rich enough to buy back his past.

    -Oscar Wilde
    Men are like wine, some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.

    -Pope John XXIII
    The only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measure anew every time he sees me, whilst all the rest go on with their old measurements, and expect them to fit me.

    -George Bernard Shaw
    Live as long as you can. Die when you can't help it.

    -James Brown
    Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

    -Susan Ertz
    Since time is not a person we can overtake when he is past, let us honor him with mirth and cheerfulness of heart while he is passing.

    -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    I have in irrepressible desire to live till I can be assured that the world is a little better for my having lived in it.

    -Abraham Lincoln
    Taking joy in life is a woman's best cosmetic.

    -Rosalind Russell
    Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.

    -Voltaire
    How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

    -Anne Frank
    Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.

    -Billy Graham
    Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste death but once.

    -William Shakespeare
    Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.

    -Homer
    A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company.

    -Charles Evans Hughes
    Worry is like a rocking chair, it will give you something to do, but it won't get you anywhere.

    -Anonymous
    As blushing will sometimes make a ***** pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.

    -Jonathan Swift
    Tum takalluf ko hii iKhlaas samajhate ho 'Faraz'
    dost hotaa nahii.n har haath milaane vaalaa - [Ahmed Faraz]

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