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Life tips

  • A neighbour near is better than a brother far away.
  • Adopt the pace of nature. The nature  secret is patience.
  • All animals except man know that the ultimate of life is to enjoy it.
  • All our business in life is with doing, enjoyment and suffering come by themselves.
  • Believe what you see and lay aside what you hear.
  • Character is not ready made, but it is created bit by bit and day by day.
  • Discussion is an exchange of knowledge, argument an exchange of ignorance.
  • Dishonest men conceal their faults from themselves as well as from others. Honest men know their faults and confess them.
  • Do not offer advice which has not been seasoned by your own performance.
  • Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
  • Do not tell secrets in front of  servants.
  • Do you know what a pessimist is? A man who thinks everybody as nasty as himself and hates them for it.
  • Doing easily what others find difficult is talent. Doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
  • Don’t be too sweet, lest you be eaten up. Don’t be too bitter, least you be spewed out.
  • Don’t play for safety. It is the most dangerous thing in the world.
  • Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.
  • Each morning sees some task begun. Each evening sees it close. Something attempted, something done. Has earned a night’s repose.
  • Earth here is so kind, just tickle her with a hole and she laughs with a harvest.
  • Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self confidence.
  • Education is the ability to meet life’s situations.
  • Even God cannot change the past.
  • Every child ought to be more intelligent than his parents.
  • Fame is like a river, that floats up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.
  • Great men never feel great, small men never feel small.
  • Greatness and goodness are not means but ends.
  • Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.
  • Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time.
  • Hate is the coward’s revenge for being humiliated.
  • Hate the sin and love the sinner.
  • Hatred is blind, as well as love.
  • Hatred is like fire, it makes even light rubbish deadly.
  • He is always right who suspects that he makes mistakes.
  • He who praises you for what you lack, Only wishes to take from you what you have.
  • He who thinks himself wise, O heavens is a great fool.
  • He who waits for a dead man’s shoes is in danger of going barefoot.
  • When a poor fool acquires riches he becomes a rich fool.


(excerpts from more lessons of life by Gyan C. Jain)

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