Quotes 1: Songs of the East and West!

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi (1207-1273)

1: “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

2: “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”

3: “What you seek is seeking you.”

4: “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”

5: “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938)

1: “Nations are born in the hearts of poets, they prosper and die in the hands of politicians.”

2: “People who have no hold over their process of thinking ara likely to be ruined by liberty of thought.”

3: “Failure is not fatal until we surrender

trying again is the key of glorious victory.”

4: “The heart is like a mirror. Do not prevent it from being broken. It’s breakage is more dearer in the sight of its maker [Allah], than its safety. Almighty Allah being indeed the Maker”

5: “The poet’s nature is all searching, creator and nourisher of desire; the poet is like the heart in a people’s breast, a people without a poet is a mere heap of clay. If the purpose of poetry is the fashioning of men, poetry is likewise the heir of prophecy.”

Rabindranath Tagor (1861-1941)

1: “Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.”

2: “Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.”

3: “Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.”

4: “Do not say, ‘It is morning,’ and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.”

5: “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”

George Bernard shaw (1856-1950)

1: “Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.”

2: “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.

3:  “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”

4:  “This is the true joy in life — being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one…”

5: “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.”

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

1: Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.”

2: “Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you’ve conquered human nature.”

3: “Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he’s well dressed.”

4: “For who can wonder that man should feel a vague belief in tales of disembodied spirits wandering through those places which they once dearly affected, when he himself, scarcely less separated from his old world than they, is for ever lingering upon past emotions and bygone times, and hovering, the ghost of his former self, about the places and people that warmed his heart of old?”

5: “Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.”

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