Quotations are best, they say wise things in the most minimal of words. We wished our parents were like the wise of the past when we were young and now our children wish we are like them! Here are five quotes I would like to share:
Go slowly to the entertainments of thy friends, but quickly to their misfortunes. – Chilo
Now things are just the opposite, when it’s entertainment we flock there in large numbers and at the quickest time. But it is in time of misfortunes that our friends need us most. So, this quote gives plenty of truth, it reminds us how to behave when our friends need us most. We must evaluate our values.
One measure of leadership is the caliber of people who choose to follow you. ~ Dennis Peer
This sure is a good way to measure one’s contribution. Many a time, most of us over-estimate our own worth or contributions, this should serve as a good eye-opener. We can gauge our own legacies by the caliber of the people who follow us. A good measuring stick, indeed.
Television is the first truly democratic culture – the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want. – Clive Barnes
Television has truly brought us plenty of benefits, it has brought information and knowledge to people around the world in the swiftest way possible. This has revolutionised the way people think and act without people actually aware of it. It has brought about plenty of good and also plenty of bad. The good is most people has more knowledge and the bad is most people can be manipulated very quickly and unconsciously by the ‘master manipulators’ for their selfish interests. This come about because as the quotes says ‘,,,The most terrifying thing is what most people do want’. Most people want to satisfy their desires now (the instant gratification syndrome), and this is fed and encouraged by the self-serving manipulators through their clever use of television. People are exploited without being fully aware of it.
If you don’t aspire to great things, you won’t attain small things. – Jewish Proverb
This has a ring of truth in it, like all quotations. If we don’t stretch our limits, then there is very little chance of us attaining the little we have managed to achieve. In business organisations, those that don’t set annual targets would find they are soon left by the wayside. Most young people seem to be very fearful of carrying targets in their jobs. This quote would give them a clearer understanding why targets are important.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. – Samuel Johnson
We all have seen knowledgeable and intelligent people commit hideous crimes and stupendous financial frauds. This is clearly because these people possess vast knowledge but they lack the vital ingredient of integrity. As the song says, “Parents teach your children well”, we should try to instill the right virtues and values into our children lest they use their knowledge unscrupulously and recklessly – to the detriment of themselves, their loved ones and to many other innocent people.