“I would rather be in the company of a few wise men, than a crowd of fools.”

“Never use technology, the working of which you do not fully understand.”

“Wherever you go, leave a mark, and be remembered after you’re long gone.”

“If you value anything more than your freedom, you will lose your freedom.” [Adapted from W. Somerset Maugham]

“The people born free, fail to realize the value of their freedom.”

“Just because the side effects of a drug are not known, it does not mean there are none.”

“Never worry about topping, unless its not on your pizza.”


“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” -Anonymous

“Red lights don’t stop cars, drivers do.” -Anonymous

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” -Henry David Thoreau

“Compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.” -Ludwig Erhard

“You need motivation only till a habit is formed. After that, routine will take care of itself.” -Anonymous

“Nature is the best doctor to cure any disease” -Hippocrates

“I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: ‘O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.’ And God granted it.” -Voltaire

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” -Wayne Gretzky

“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” -Bob Marley

“To force someone to live in the way you think is right is against the Democratic freedom of choice.” -Anonymous

“Cold tea and cold rice are bearable, but cold looks and cold words are not.” -Japanese Proverb

“The axe forgets, but the tree remembers.” -African Proverb

“If I feel depressed I go to work. Work is always an antidote for depression.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

“If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.” -Joseph Campbell

“A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.” -Oscar Wilde (Lady Windermere’s Fan)

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” -Albert Einstein

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” -Anonymous Greek Proverb

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” -Chinese Proverb

“If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.” -W. Somerset Maugham

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” -Benjamin Franklin

[Original – French] “La plus perdue de toutes les journées est celle où l’on n’a pas ri.”
[Translation – English] “The most lost of all days, is that in which we have not laughed.” -Nicolas Chamfort

[Original – Hindi] पोथी पढ़ पढ़ जग मुआ, पंडित भया न कोए। ढाई आखर प्रेम के, पढ़े सो पंडित होए।।
[Transliteration – Hindi→English] “Pothi padh padh jag mua, pandit bhaya na koye. Dhai aakhar prem ke, padhe so pandit hoye.”
[Translation – English] “The world read books and were none the wiser, except the ones who read the words of love.” -Sant Kabir Das

“If people are not laughing at your goals, they’re too small.” -Azim Premji

“If people aren’t laughing at your dreams…then they aren’t big enough!” -Grayson Marshall

“The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.” -Anonymous

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Socialist…
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Trade Unionist…
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Jew…
Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.” -Martin Niemöller

“First they came for the Hackers, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Hacker…
Then they came for the Whistle-blowers, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Whistle-blower…
Then they came for the Journalists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Journalist…
Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.”[Adapted from Martin Niemöller]

“Believe in Yourself. Study the Greats. And Become Greater” –Michael Jackson

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”Helen Keller

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”Oscar Wilde

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”Aristotle Onassis

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”Maya Angelou

“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.”Joseph Campbell

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”Audrey Hepburn

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”Robert Louis Stevenson

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”Buddha

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”Edmund Burke

“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.”Lucius Annaeus


“The choice is obvious, and the hour is late. Let us begin.” -Justice V R Krishna Iyer (Processual Justice to the People, May 1973)


[Original – Hindi] “Marna hai toh mar jayenge. Ek hi toh jaan hai. Allah lega, ya mohalla.”
[Translation – English] “We’ll die if we have to. We only have one life. Either God will take it away, or our neighbours.” -Faizal Khan (Gangs of Wasseypur)

“Truth or happiness; Never both.” -Dr. Cal Lightman (Lie to Me)