This page contains thoughts I read in books, heard in songs, or encountered while watching films & TV programs.   In the following lines you will see a part of me.   I want to share that part with you.




On GOD:

"I can not survive on a secondhand faith in a secondhand God."

"In this world of many superlatives, God is the greatest."

"God is in the details."



On DATING:

"Choose only a date who would make a good mate."



On LOVE:

"Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires."

"Love isn't something you fall into. It's something you grow into."

"It is only when the spiritual enters into the damned thing, I suppose, that one could call it love."



On Marriage:

"Success in marriage is more than finding the right partner; it is being the right partner."

"We spend our lives looking for someone to ride the limo with when all we really need is someone to walk with when the limo breaks down."

"It's no good being someone's 'other half' -- you're a whole person."

"The point is that marriage is a maze into which we wander -- a maze that is best got through with a great companion...like a toad that sings while he washes dishes, for example. Or a beautiful woman who makes a toad feel like a prince when she holds his hand."



On Happiness:

"On what little things does happiness depend! I have read all that the wise men have written and all the secrets of philosophy are mine, yet for want of a red rose is my life made wretched."



The Art of Waiting:

"No rushing. Masterpieces can't be rushed."

"Everything the Lord does, He does slowly.... beautifully... in His time."



On Letting Go:

"It's surgery... sometimes you have to cut to cure."

"Some think it's holding on that makes one strong. Sometimes it's letting go."

"Let go. Let God."



On Parenting:

"It is the responsibility of parents not to pave the road for their children, but to provide a road map."

"Let us leave just a few tasks for our children to perform."



Perspectives:

"You cannot direct the wind but you can adjust your sails."

"If you can't change your fate, change your attitude."



Personal Principles:

"Stand for something or you'll fall for anything."

"Those who follow the crowd soon get lost in the crowd."

"Be bold in what you stand for and careful in what you fall for."

"Never compromise on core convictions."



Decisions & Choices

"Do not make any decision at the height of your emotion."

"A man must be forced to choose. It is only when you are forced to choose that you know what is important to you."

"Reason can carry a man just so far, and then he must trust his heart."

"Sometimes there's just one way to find out where you want to be. And that's by going in a different direction."



Down in the depths:

"The dark is the only place to shine."

"The way of the warrior isn't smooth."

"I am not going to lie down and let trouble walk over me."



Personal mantra:

"I am not on this earth by chance. I am here for a purpose."

"This is the time. This is the place. I am the man. I will act now."

"Your destiny is beyond Kalvala."

"You have a great inheritance. Go and claim it."



Other Thoughts:

"The biggest lies are the ones we tell our selves."

"You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose."

"We are not only our brother's keeper. In countless large and small ways, we are our brother's maker."

"Just do it. The only person who can tell you you can't is you. And you don't have to listen."

"Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values."

"When you lose, don't lose the lesson."




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