Category Archives: Culture

(417) My quoted Quotes in my Posts (11)

(176) “Crying is the special expression of man.” (Charles Darwin) 

(177) “Crying is a release, a psychological tonic or tranquilizer.” (Arnold H. Glasow)

(178) “A barren woman cannot understand the pains of a woman delivering the child.” (Valibhai Musa)

Crying, a unique expression of passions in human life

(179) “Do not be proud of your achievements, but be humble and thankful to Him (God) and realize that your success was due to His abundant Mercy. [Shiite Imam Ali (a.s.)]

(180) “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” (William Arthur Ward)

(181) “A Thanks Giving is the courtesy, the manner and a good attitude towards gratitude.” (Valibhai Musa)

Expressing Feelings of Honor and Gratitude

(182) “Human Life is such as when we are born, it can be said that we are a God-made man or woman. As we grow up in society and be matured, we become a man-made man or woman; and/but, we can become a self-made man or woman with our inward revolution only.” (Valibhai Musa)

Customary celebrations of birthday

(183) “Man is a social animal.” (Aristotle)

(184) “Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.” (A Swedish proverb)

(185) “Each person values something: someone desires wealth, another wants beauty; a third longs for honor; but, in my opinion, a good friend is better than all of them.” (Socrates)

(186) “The happiest person is he who associates and befriends the magnificent. [The Holy Prophet of Islam (SAW)]

Friends are our destiny, either ill or good!

(187) ‘Remix is a Cultural Right’. (Lawrence Lessig)

(188) “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I am not sure about the universe!” (Albert Einstein) 

A Humorous Folktale on Stupidity

 – Valibhai Musa 




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(386) Best of 5 years ago this month August -2008 (16)

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No Scarcity of Jacks of all !

Life on earth, possible but not safe !

Rays of hope in ways of humanity

-Valibhai Musa 


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(375) My quoted Quotes in my Posts (8)

(375) My quoted Quotes in my Posts (8)

(104) “Studying humor is like dissecting a frog in biological studies where we may know a lot but we end up with a dead frog.”  (Mark Twain)

(105) Humor is a tonic which works more effectively rather than any other remedy and easily available within one’s own self also. (Valibhai Musa)

(106) “Because of my lack of hair, I tell people that I am a former expert on how to cure baldness.” (Allen Klein)

(107) “How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.”( Abraham Lincoln)

# A Sense of Humor

(108) “My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife, you will be happy; if not, you’ll become a Philosopher.” (Socrates)

(109) “Marriage may be either self decided or externally supported; but before getting married, both the persons should know each other very well.”  (Valibhai Musa)

(110) “Marriage is such as we may bring the horse to water, but we cannot force the horse to drink it.” (Unknown source)

(111) “A wise bird will not be the prisoner even if the net might have been knitted with the silk threads.”(A Persian verse)

(112) “Why should we care which side of our bread is buttered on when we eat both sides anyway.” (Unknown source)

(113) “A volley of questions may arise in our mind, but we should sort out some important only and try to find out their answers.” (Valibhai Musa)

(114) “Never marry anyone you could not sit next  to during a three-day bus trip.” (A funny quote from unknown source)

(115) “Person, in selecting the spouse, is free either to follow one’s inner voice and rebel against parents and society or give in before them.” (Valibhai Musa)

(116) “‘To use own best  judgments over any issue.’ is wisdom.” (Valibhai Musa)

(117) “’No life without wife’ is true; but ‘A bad wife is a good knife to cut a married life easily” is equally true.’ Remember that ‘a bad husband’ also may become ‘a bigger knife’ to finish all within no time. (Valibhai Musa)

(118) “To wear an artificial smile on face” is an art and any unsuccessful spouse in married life has to perform it willingly or unwillingly.” (Valibhai Musa)

(119) “Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.” (Alfred Hitchcock); but, it may be read as “Life is a drama without the dull bits cut out!”(Valibhai Musa)

(120) “Between husband and wife, there should be no secrets from one another. I have a very high opinion of the marriage tie. I hold that husband and wife merge in each other. They are one in two or two in one.” (Gandhiji)

(121) “Love does not consist in gazing at each other but looking in the same direction together.” (Antonne de Saint-Exupery)

(122) “Don’t marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the person you think you can’t live without.” (Dr. James C. Dobson)

(123) “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” (Mignon McLaughlin)

(124) “Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal.” (Louis K. Anspacher)

(125) “Relationships, marriages are ruined where one person continues to learn, develop and grow and the other person stands still.” (Catherine Pulsifer)

(126) “The trouble with wedlock is that there’s not enough wed and too much lock.” (Christopher Morley)

# Life Partner

-Valibhai Musa

P.S. :

Please find here below some wonderful quotes on ‘Marriage’ sent by Mr. Arvind Patel by Mail.

1. A married couple usually works out a budget together and then breaks it separately.

2. A Missouri man complains that he was married fifteen years ago by a Justice of Peace,and since that time he has had neither justice nor peace.

3. The best and surest way to save a marriage from divorce is not to show up for the wedding.

4. A wedding cake is the only cake that can give you indigestion for the rest of your life.

5. Time separates the best of friends,and so does money—-and marriage.

6. Some girls get married for financial security;others get divorced for the same  reason.

7. Most men think they are marrying a cook;most women think they are marrying a banker.

8. An Ohio woman reports that she has a “glow-worm”marriage.The glow has gone,but the worm remains.

9. A marriage may be a holy wedlock or an unholy deadlock.

10. An engagement is an urge on the verge of a merge.

So much for now.



(373) Best of 5 years ago this month May – 2008 (13)

(373) Best of 5 years ago this month May – 2008 (13)

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Lady with the lantern !

Lose and long on life long

Life and Literature

1st Anniversary of “William’s Tales”

– Valibhai Musa


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(370) My quoted Quotes in my Posts (7)

(370) My quoted Quotes in my Posts (7)

(92) “A nation is not lost as long as the women’s hearts are still high. Only when the women’s hearts are on the ground then all is finished, and the nation dies”. (An old Native American proverb)

(93) “In most of the countries of the world, ‘Honor killing’ is the burning issue. It is true that we may not be able to stop honor killings overnight, but it must be tried at all levels and we are sure to have the results to reduce them at least. People who are sincere, religious minded and believing in humanity may be good for them, but it is not enough. They should also think for others and not to turn blind eyes to such cruel practices in the society.” (Valibhai Musa)

(94) “Killing one person is the same as killing all humanity and saving one person is the same as saving all humanity.” (The Holy Qur’an)

# No honor in Honor-killing!

(95) “Torture is banned; but in two-thirds of the world’s countries, it is still being committed in secret. Too many Governments still allow wrongful imprisonment, murderunder the title of encounter or ‘disappearance” to be carried out by their officials with impunity”. (Peter Beneson)

(96) No doubt, everybody has to face the Day of Judgment as per most of the religions; but there will be punished only those confirmed sinners who might have committed unforgivable sins which may also be out of the God’s discretion for the sake of His promises for reward for good deeds and warning of punishment for evil deeds though He is Kind and Merciful.(Valibhai Musa)

(97) “What is in name?’ (A dialogue of Shakespeare’s Play)

(98) “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

(99) “Open your newspaper – any of the week – and you will find a reportfrom somewhere in the world of someone imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions are unacceptable to his government.” (Peter Beneson)

(100) “You canchain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body; but you will never imprison my mind” (Mahatma Gandhi)

(101) “Nobody in the history of the human kind has seen such atrocities as tragedy of Kerbala, the Martyrdom of Imam Hussein (a.s.) and post Ashura sufferings of women and children. (The renowned historian al-Biruni)

(102) “May God prevent our hands from committing oppressions; May He bestow on people with dignity and peace of mind; May He confer on prisoners throughout the world with repentance, understanding of turning away from sins, freedom and peace; May He bestow upon those who are ruling with justice and kindness; and May He favor those who are ruled with just treatment and good character. (A supplication that has been reported from The Twelfth Imam, Al-Qa’im Al-Mahdi -peace be upon him-, the renowned descendent of the Ahl al-bayt (a.s.), The Just Leader of Humanity, The Alive but Hidden – The Imam of the Age, according to the faith of the Shi’ite Muslims.)

# The Square World – I – II – III – IV

(103) “Our life is a long and strenuous quest of truth.” (Mahatma Gandhi)

# Mercy Killing or Merciful Death – A Debate

-Valibhai Musa


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