• Success

    The Bestower of Success

    Om Gan Ganapataye Namaha.

  • Boons

    The Bestower of Boons

    Om Namo Narayanaya Namaha

  • Happiness

    The Bestower of Happiness


  • Salvation

    Sarvam Krishnarpanam

    Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare, Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare.

  • Wealth

    The Bestower of Wealth

    Om Sreem Hreem Sreem Kamale Kamalalaye Prasida Prasida (Sakala) Sowbhagyam Dehi Dehi Om Maha Lakshmi(yai) Swaha.

  • Knowledge

    The Bestower of Knowledge

    Om Hanumanthaya Namaha.

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25 Inspiring George Bernard Shaw Quotes

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics.He  is the only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize in Literature (1925) and an Oscar (1938), for his contributions to literature and for his work on the film Pygmalion (adaptation of his play of the same name), respectively.

His plays include Man and Superman,Caesar and Cleopatra (1901),Androcles and the Lion (1912) and more.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

  1. Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

  2. Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.

  3. There is no sincerer love than the love of food.

  4. The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time.

  5. It is not disbelief that is dangerous to our society; it is belief.

  6. All great truths begin as blasphemies.

  7. A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.

  8. We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.

  9. When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.

  10. The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.

  11. In this world, there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.

  12. If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion.

  13. Don't try to live forever. You will not succeed.

  14. The secret of being miserable is to have the leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not.

  15. My way of joking is to tell the truth. It is the funniest joke in the world.

  16. We are made wise not by recollection of our past but by responsibility for our future.

  17. A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth.

  18. I'm not a teacher: only a fellow-traveler of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead; ahead of myself as well as you.

  19. The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.

  20. We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing!

  21. Happiness and beauty are by-products.

  22. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but we must take that risk because a little is as much as our biggest heads can hold.

  23. You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'

  24. Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.

  25. The reason for this, it seems is that a protein rich meal helps to better stabilize your blood sugar levels and therefore providing our body and brains with a steady source of fuel High carbohydrate meals on the other hand cause large increases and then rapid decreases in blood glucose and mental energy.

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10 Most Popular Quotes of Buddha


Siddhartha Gautama Buddha(563 B.C.) was born in a royal family and later in his life,he got enlightenment under a bodhi(peepal) tree and turned as a spiritual teacher.He was the founder of Buddhism.

 Parents - King Shuddhodana(King of Kapilvastu) and Queen MahaMaya

 Birth Place - Lumbini(Nepal)

Enlightened Place - Bodh Gaya (Bihar,India)

 "Buddha" meaning "awakened one" or "the enlightened one."

The Buddha sitting on the lotus
The Buddha

10 Most Popular Quotes of Buddha

1.“A jug fills drop by drop.”

2. “An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.”

3. “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”

4. “A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.”

5. “Let them not do the slightest thing that the wise would later reprove.”

6.“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”

7. “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.”

8. “The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.”

9. “Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations.”

10.“In separateness lies the world’s great misery, in compassion lies the world’s true strength.”

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15 Inspirational quotes of Vivekananda


Swami Vivekananda, born Narendra Nath Datta, was an Indian Hindu monk. He was a key figure in the introduction of Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the western world and was credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion in the late 19th century.

Born: January 12, 1863, Kolkata
Died: July 4, 1902, Belur Math

Quotes and Great Thoughts of Vivekananda

Arise! Awake! And stop not till the goal is reached.

1.Each work has to pass through these stages – ridicule, opposition,

and then acceptance.Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.

2.If the mind is intensely eager, everything can be accomplished—mountains can be crumbled into atoms.

3.All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.

4. Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore make your own future.

5.It is our own mental attitude which makes the world what it is for us. Our thought make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The whole world is in our own minds. Learn to see things in the proper light. First, believe in this world, that there is meaning behind everything. Everything in the world is good, is holy and beautiful. If you see something evil, think that you do not understand it in the right light. Throw the burden on yourselves!

6. Understanding human nature is the highest knowledge, and only by knowing it can we know God? It is also a fact that the knowledge of God is the highest knowledge, and only by knowing God can we understand human nature.

7. What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless.

8.The Christian is not to become a Hindu or a Buddhist, nor a Hindu or a Buddhist to become a Christian. But each must assimilate the spirit of the others and yet preserve his individuality and grow according to his own law of growth.

15 Inspirational quotes of Vivekananda

9.I have neither father nor mother nor brothers nor sisters no friends no foes, nor home nor country - a traveller in the way of eternity - asking no other help seeking no other help but God.

10.If you want to have life, you have to die every moment for it. Life and death are only different expressions of the same thing looked at from different standpoints; they are the falling and the rising of the same wave, and the two form one whole.

11.Experience is the only teacher we have.

12.The history of the world is the history of a few men who had faith in themselves.

13.See for the highest, aim at that highest, and you shall reach the highest.

14.Things are not bettered, but we are bettered, by making changes in them.

15.Hold the ideal a thousand times, and if you fail a thousand times, make the attempt once more.

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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams and plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment which was followed by his early death.
Wilde's parents were successful Dublin intellectuals. Their son became fluent in French and German early in life. At university Wilde read Greats; he proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Dublin, then at Oxford. He became known for his involvement in the rising philosophy of aestheticism, led by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. After university, Wilde moved to London into fashionable cultural and social circles. As a spokesman for aestheticism, he tried his hand at various literary activities: he published a book of poems, lectured in the United States and Canada on the new "English Renaissance in Art", and then returned to London where he worked prolifically as a journalist. Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress, and glittering conversation, Wilde had become one of the most well-known personalities of his day.

Quotes and Thoughts of Oscar Wilde

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

What is beautiful is a joy for all seasons and a possession for all eternity.

I can resist everything except temptation itself.

If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.

Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.

There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.

I am not young enough to know everything.

It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.

The brotherhood of man is not a mere poet's dream: it is a most depressing and humiliating reality.

A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.

By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.

I can believe anything, provided that it is quite incredible.

Always love your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable, and literature is not read.

Duty is what one expects from others.

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about and that is not being talked about.

He hasn't an enemy in the world, and none of his friends like him.

Whenever one has anything unpleasant to say, one should always be quite candid.

No man is rich enough to buy back his past.

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
Oscar Wilde
Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.

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29 Popular Quotes of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was born on February the twelfth 1809, and became the 16th President of the United States on March the 4th 1861 at the age of 52, he died four years later on April the 15th 1865 at the age of 56.

Accomplishments of Abraham Lincoln

1. Abraham Lincoln made the decision to fight to prevent the nation from splitting apart.

2. Abraham Lincoln was an unfaltering commander in chief during the Civil War which preserved the United States as one nation.

3. Abraham Lincoln's foreign policy was successful in preventing other countries from intervening in America's Civil War.

4. Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation which began the process of freedom for America's slaves. The document also allowed black soldiers to fight for the Union.

5. Abraham Lincoln was a strong supporter of the Thirteenth Amendment that formally ended slavery in the United States.

6. Legislation Abraham Lincoln signed into law included the Homestead Act, the Morrill Act, the National Banking Act, and a bill that chartered the first transcontinental railroad.

7. Abraham Lincoln set an example of strong character, leadership, and honesty which succeeding presidents tried to emulate. Barack Obama stated during his campaign that he would look to Lincoln as a model.

Abraham Lincoln 1861-1865
Abraham Lincoln

8. Abraham Lincoln gave a series of great speeches before and during his presidency including the House Divided Speech, the Cooper Union Address, the First Inaugural Address, the Gettysburg Address, and the Second Inaugural Address.

9. Abraham Lincoln wrote a series of famous letters including the letters to Grace BedellHorace GreeleyFanny McCullough, and Lydia Bixby.

10. Abraham Lincoln's quotes are among the most famous quotes in the world.

Quotes and Thoughts of Abraham Lincoln
  1. Whatever you are be a good one.
  2. Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.
  3. Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
  4. Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention.
  5. You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
  6. Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
  7. Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
  8. No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
  9. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend.
  10. It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.
  11. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
  12. Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.
  13. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
  14. I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me.
  15. Freedom is the last, best hope of earth.
  16. Whatever you are, be a good one.
  17. That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
  18. Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
  19. To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards out of men.
  20. It is best not to swap horses while crossing the river.
  21. I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
  22. What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.
  23. Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.
  24. Honest statesmanship is the wise employment of individual meanness for the public good.
  25. You can fool some of the people all the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.
  26. Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.
  27. Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
  28. If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
  29. When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that's my religion.

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Best Quotes of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon".

Shakespeare Quotes 

If music be the food of love, play on.

Have more than thou showest,
Speak less than thou knowest.

To business that we love, we rise betime and go to't with delight.

Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.

Modest doubt is the beacon of the wise.

Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear.

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.

Cowards die many times before their death, the valiant never tastes death but once.

Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon then.

When valour preys on reason, it eats the sword it fights with.

Wise men never sit and wail their loss, but cheerily seek how to redress their harms.

All the world is a stage and all of us are but players in the theatre of life.

Dreams are toys. Yet for this once, yea, superstitiously, I will be squared by this.

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

One may smile, and smile, and be a villian.

There's small choice in rotten apples.

Violent delights have violent ends.

All that glitters is not gold.

Brevity is the soul of wit. FT2P6NCKQKPB 

painted image of Shakespeare

Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love.

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23 Must Read Quotes of Aristotle


Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great.

Quotes of Aristotle / Thoughts of Aristotle

23 Must Read Quotes of Aristotle
  1. Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
  2. Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.
  3. There is a foolish corner in the brain of the wisest man.
  4. Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.”
  5. “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”
  6. “Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.”
  7. “He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.”
  8. Nature does nothing uselessly.
  9. What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
  10. Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.
  11. Liars when they speak the truth are not believed.
  12. The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.
  13. Love truth, and pardon error.
  14. Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
  15. Law is order, and good law is good order.
  16. Hope is a waking dream.
  17. Wit is educated insolence.
  18. Happiness depends upon ourselves.
  19. Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing.
  20. Education is the best provision for old age.
  21. The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
  22. Anyone can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way - this is not easy.
  23. Virtue is a mean state between two vices, the one of excess and the other of deficiency.

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20 Wisdom Quotes of Chanakya

Chanakya,one of the great philosopher in the history of mankind is traditionally identified as Kautilya or Vishnu Gupta.He has been called the "Indian Machiavelli"for his works(Arthashastra and Neetishastra ).

Quotes/Great Thoughts of Chanakya - a guide to improve our life.

1)   "Learn from the mistakes of others... you can't live long enough to make them all yourselves!!"

2)   "A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and Honest people are screwed first."

3)  "Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous."

chanakya holding stick
4)   "There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth."

5)  "Before you start any work always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead."

6)    "As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it."

7)   "The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman."

8)   "Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest."

9)    "The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction."

10)  "God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple."

11)    "A man is great by deeds, not by birth."

12)   "Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness."

13)   "Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends."

14)   "Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person."

15)  "Education is the Best Friend. An Educated Person is Respected Everywhere. Education beats the Beauty and the Youth."

16) A man is born alone and dies alone; and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone; and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode. 

17)He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy. 

18)The biggest guru-mantra is: never share your secrets with anybody. It will destroy you. 

19)Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune. 

20)The earth is supported by the power of truth; it is the power of truth that makes the sun shine and the winds blow; indeed all things rest upon truth.

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Inspiring Quotes of Mahatma Gandhi

Quotes of Mahatma Gandhi/Thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi

The great thoughts of a leader conveys many things for us to know and live our life better.

“In doing something, do it with love or never do it at all.”

“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.” 
Mahatma Gandhi smiling face
Mahatma Gandhi

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”    

“My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.”

 “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with dirty feet.”    

“Your capacity to keep your vow will depend on the purity of your life.”  

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

“There is no 'way to peace,' there is only 'peace.”

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” 

“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world — that is the myth of the atomic age — as in being able to remake ourselves.”

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

“Truth is one, paths are many.”

“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”

“I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.”

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

“Seven Deadly Sins

Wealth without work
Pleasure without conscience
Science without humanity
Knowledge without character
Politics without principle
Commerce without morality
Worship without sacrifice.”

“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.”

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.”

“Where there is love there is life.”

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”

The World provides enough for every man's need but not for every man's greed.'

"It is health that is real wealth and not  pieces of gold and silver."

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”

“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”

“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.”

“It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”

Who is Mahatma Gandhi,his biography,his birthday celebrated as Gandhi Jayanthi and more details about him click here.

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