(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)
(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
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.
(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)
(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.)
(78) “If you plan for a year, grow rice (corn); if you plan for ten years, grow trees; and if you plan for 100 years, educate mankind (grow children !).” (A Chinese Proverb)
(79) “Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”(Dale Carnegie)
(80) “Reputation is the photograph, but the character is the face. Reputation is made in a moment, but the character is built in a life time. Reputation makes you rich or poor, but the character makes you happy or miserable.” ( William Hersey Davis)
(81) “The reputation is just like a bubble of water – it comes in existence and vanishes, but the character always remains with us. Everybody should try to develop own character and should not care for reputation as it will follow to the character itself in its own way as the child follows its mother.” (Valibhai Musa)
(82) “Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow.” (Abraham Lincoln)
(88) “The exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feelings of inferiority”. (Alfred Adler)
(89) “I am extremely –extremely sensitive. I can cry at the drop of a hat. I am (like) such a girl when it comes to that. Anything upsets me. I cry all the time. I cry when I am happy too.” Further, he added, “If you are a sensitive person like me, you turn to something that makes you feel good.” (Dennis Farana)
(90) “A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius.” (Charles Horton Cooley)
(91) “Don’t tell your problems to people; eighty percent don’t care, and other twenty percent are glad you have them.” (Lou Holtz)
(59) An efficient horse-riding is only possible when both the horse and its rider are efficient. The efficiency of any single cannot bring the expected results. Same way, the soul is a rider and body the horse. Conclusion is that both soul and body must remain healthy. (Valibhai Musa)
(60) Prevention is better than cure. (A Saying)
(61) The slightest imbalance makes the body as well as soul sick. (Valibhai Musa)
(62) I think; therefore, I exist. (Descartes)
(63) One hour’s contemplation is better than seventy years of adoration. (An Islamic Hadith)
(64) Human kind cannot bear very much reality. (T.S.Eliot)
(65) A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us, we are dependent on him. He is not an interruption of our work, he is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider to our business, he is a part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him, he is doing us a favor by giving us opportunity to do so. (Mahatma Gandhi)
(66) When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life such when you die, the world cries and you rejoice. (A Saying)
(67) Surely, from the Almighty God we come and to Him shall we return. (A Qur’anic Verse)
(71) The world is weary of hate. We see the fatigue overcoming the Western nations. We see that this song of hate has not benefited humanity. Let it be the privilege of India to turn a new leaf and set a lesson to the world.” (Mahatma Gandhi)
(72) Human blood is sacred and in any case it cannot be spilled without justification. And if anyone violates this sanctity of human blood by killing a soul without justification, the Holy Quran equates it to the killing of entire mankind. [A Hadith of Prophet of Islam Hajarat Mohammed (P.B.U.H.)]
(73) A true Believer cannot hurt anybody using own hand or tongue. To write an unfair letter to hurt the feelings of the addressee is the double sin. While using this weapon of unfair writing, the writer uses his hand and tongue also. The tongue in the sense that the reader while reading feels that he is hearing the speech of the writer. (Peer Mashayakh Rehmatullah)
(74) Electronic and print material is like a speech and any imbalance, from the side of the orator or author, may bring man-made disasters to the world. (Valibhai Musa)
(75) Wherever any sensitive issue in the world arises, it becomes the prime and pious duty of media not to encourage the people towards violence. (Valibhai Musa)
(76) Just to prevent the mass violence, it should be noted that the actions of an individual or a small group do not necessarily represent the beliefs of a particular religion, nor is that religion is responsible for such actions. The media’s labeling such unfair events as Islamic, Christian, Judaist or Hindus is incorrect. Media should try to discourage the mass mind going towards the path of violence and encourage them to be initiative to support the authorities to bring peace and order. The people should be counseled by highlighting the ideology that there is neither bravery nor sacrifice in destroying life or property for any cause of either offence or defense. (Valibhai Musa)
(77) My faith is as strong as ever. There is no hope for the aching world except through the narrow and straight path of Non-violence. Millions like me may fail to prove the truth in their lives; that would be their failure, never of the eternal law.” (Mahatma Gandhi)