Friday, April 06, 2007

One liners

This is a set of one liners। All of them have been with me a long time, and like good friends, they whisper themselves in the ear at just the right time.


This, Too, Shall Pass....
- Most people think of it in bad times. It helps a lot to remember this in the good times too. We tend to attribute the bad times to fate and the good times to ourselves.

Honesty once pawned is never redeemed

Don’t accept unacceptable behavior.

You have never been given a dream without also being given the power to make it come true.
It took me a lot of years to understand this one. Precisely 10 years. The lesson at the end of 10 years is that maybe, not all dreams are worth fighting for.

Nobody remembers your achievements. They do not usually remember your name either. But what they will never, ever forget, is how you made them feel.

If your mother says you’ll regret it, you probably will.

When something appears too good to be true, it usually is.

14 comments:

Aradhna said...

At last I found the answer to your FAQ not everything good shall be attributed to ourselves.

Rendevous said...
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Madhuri Shinde said...

It's been long that I came this way...

Liked the one liners:)

Neihal said...

the first one I use a lot, irrespective of the times. :)
Its more to calm myself down.

And the last one, I follow as a rule, I am very wary of things that seem too good to be true.

:)

How do we know said...

Hi Aradhna: My FAQ?? Kaun sa wala?

Hi Madhuri: I really liked your recent poem too.

Hi Neihal: You're just like me with the first one..and when i don't remember, the Other reminds me..

Vasu said...

I believe in the first one the most...
:-)

Nice compilation.

Sugarlips said...

This, Too, Shall Pass....

I believe in this one the most and
you are right...It really helps a lot to remember this in the good times too!

No more Javed Akhtar kiya?

Stay Beautiful...!

dharmabum said...

"Don’t accept unacceptable behavior." - accept, reject, accept, reject - can't we just be?

How do we know said...

Hi Vasu: Good to see you here too..and thanks!

Hi Sugarlips: Haan even i was thinking of putting up more Javed Akhtar but then the Congress party went and did some utterly stupid things. The worst part is they come up with an even more new and improved stupidity every morning now.. but wait, there will be more Javed Akhtar soon!

Hi Dharma: :-)
I really, really like that comment.. had never thot of it like that.. funny how one can get a totally new perspective on something after ages...! Thank you!

mathew said...

Honesty once pawned is never redeemed

this quote is so true!!

Nabeel said...

but what you learned doesn't coincide with the quote. Surely not all dreams are worth fighting for but whatever dream is given to you, you are also given the power. Which dream should you go after, is a matter of choice. Of course we are given the power but not all the time wisdom to come along with it.

Blackcougar said...

Nice ones .. I am sure there are more where they came from ..

How do we know said...

Hi Mathew: Yes, and my personal favorite too! was wondering why no one saw the stark truth of that one.. thank you!

HI Nabeel: That about sums it up.. power, yes; Wisdom, No. :-)

Hi Blackcougar: Yep, there are lots more where they come from!

Sifar said...

Nice. I used to quote these one liners on my blog too and for a long time I haven't. May be it is time for me to start quoting them again.