October 11, 2016

Amish Tripathi Quotes

“A fool is worshipped in his home. A chief is worshipped in his village. A king is worshipped in his kingdom. A knowledgeable person is worshipped everywhere.”

“A king need be judged solely on the basis of what he achieves for his people. His personal life is of no consequence. His public life, though, has one singular purpose: to provide for his people and improve their lives.”

“A leader is not just a person who gives orders. He is also the one who symbolises the society he leads. If the leader is corrupt, then the society must be corrupt too.”

“A lot of people are capable, Neelkanth. What makes a capable person truly dangerous is his conviction.”

“A man becomes a Mahadev, only when he fights for good. A Mahadev is not born from his mother’s womb. He is forged in the heat of battle, when he wages a war to destroy evil. Har Har Mahadev – All of us are Mahadev.”

“A man becomes God when his vision moves beyond the bounds of victors and losers,”

“A person’s ethics and character are not tested in good times. It is only in bad times that a person shows how steadfast he is to his dharma.”

“A real leader doesn’t choose to lead only the deserving. He will, instead, inspire his people into becoming the best that they are capable of.”

“A relationship is not just for fun, it is also about trust and acknowledge that you can depend on your partner. Relationships based on passion and excitement do not last.”

“A relationship is not just for fun, it is also about trust and the knowledge that you can depend on your partner.”

“A society should not forget that it thrives on the ideas and performance of the talented among its citizens.”

“A society should not forget that it thrives on the ideas and performance of the talented among its citizens. If you compromise the prospects of the strong, and lean too much towards the interests of the weak, then your society itself goes into decline.”

“All knowledge has its context. Unless you know the context, you may not understand the point.”

“Always remember this. You don’t live with the consequences of other people’s karma. You live with the consequences of your own.”

“And if there is anything that appears like a miracle, the only explanation is that a scientific reason for it has not been discovered as yet.”

“And most of the times, the rebellions were not led by farsighted men who thought they would create a better way of life for the common man. They were led by men discontented with their lot in life.”

“Anger is your enemy. Control it. Control it.”

“Any Brute can kill, but to kill with so many conditions attached requires Professionals”

“any philosophy, no matter how perfect, works only for a finite period.”

“As it often happens, the very reason for your success, over a prolonged period of time, can lead to your downfall.”

“Asuras are not bad people; they just have an understanding of dharma that is not valid for today’s world. Sometimes, the followers are good but the leaders let them down.”

“Ati sarvatra varjayet. Excess should be avoided; excess of anything is bad.”

“But remember, great Good will, more often than not, lead to great Evil.”

“But the strange thing about anger is that it is like fire; the more you feed it, the more it grows. It takes a lot of wisdom to know when to let anger go.”

“Civilization is very fragile, all it takes is a few decades of chaos for us to forget humanity and turn into animals. Our base natures can take over very fast. We can forget that we are sentient beings, with laws and codes and ethics.”

“Consistency is the virtue of mules!”

“conversational journey to find knowledge makes attaining it that much more satisfying,”

“Courage is only needed once the war begins.”

“Creation and destruction are the two ends of the same moment. And everything between the creation and the next destruction is the journey of life.”

“death is actually also the beginning of regeneration; the old form dies and a new form is born. If the south is the direction of death, then it is also the direction of regeneration.”

“Delusions create the most compelling of beliefs.”

“desire creates attachment. Attachment to this world. And, when you don’t get what you want or get what you don’t want, it leads to suffering. This leads to anger. And that to violence and wars. Which finally results in destruction.”

“Desire is the root cause of all suffering, all destruction,”

“Difficult times make men cling to their faith even more strongly.”

“Do you know what is the most powerful force in a man’s life?’ asked Daksha. Kanakhala and Parvateshwar looked at Daksha nonplussed. ‘It is his intense desire to impress the person he loves the most,’ expounded Daksha.”

“Ekam Sat Vipra Bahudha Vadanti. Truth is one, though the sages know it as many. God is one, though different religions approach Him differently. Call Him Shiva, Vishnu, Allah, Jesus or any other form of God that you believe in. Our paths may be different. Our destination is the same.”

“Even honourable men sometimes prove to be terrible leaders. Conversely, men of questionable character can occasionally be exactly what a nation requires.”

“Every emotion in the universe exists for a purpose; nothing is superfluous in nature’s design.”

“Every emotion in the universe exists for a purpose; nothing is superfluous in nature’s design. Every emotion also has an opposite: like anger and calm. Society ultimately needs balance.”

“every man or woman had to earn his station in life with training and preparation, and not just receive it on a silver platter because of a blue throat.”

“Everything in the world is maya, an illusion. The ultimate truth one has to realise is that we actually need nothing. Because to possess an illusion is as good as possessing nothing.”

“Evil is never in a rush. It creeps up slowly. It doesn’t hide, but confronts you in broad daylight. It gives decades of warnings, even centuries at times. Time is never the problem when you battle Evil. The problem is the will to fight it.”

“Exclusivist thought can easily lapse into intolerance and rigidity, especially in times of trouble.”

“Expecting people to follow rules just because they should is being too hopeful.”

“Expecting people to follow rules just because they should is being too hopeful. Rules must be designed to dovetail with selfish interest because people are primarily driven by it. They need to be shepherded into good behaviour through this proclivity.”

“Fate controls only the weak, Your Highness. The strong mould the providence the want”

“Flexibility in a society allows change, so that all its members have the space to discover their true selves and grow to their potential. And if every person in a society achieves his true potential, society as a whole also achieves its true potential.”

“Forgive me for killing you, O noble beast,’ he whispered the ancient apology that all hunters offered, as he gently touched the deer’s head. ‘May your soul find purpose again, while your body sustains my soul.”

“Freedom is an ally, if used with wisdom.”

“Freedom is never the ally of law. You can have freedom to choose whether you want to join or leave a society based on the rule of law. But as long as you live in such a society you must obey the law.”

“Giving a sharp sword to a child is not an act of generosity, but irresponsibility.”

“Good needs to run its course. If we remove a Good too early from society, we are obstructing the march of civilisation. However, if we remove it too late, we risk the complete destruction of society.”

“greatness and goodness is a potential in a majority of humans, not a reality.”

“Hate is not the opposite of Love. It is apathy.”

“He had to meet her. He would pursue her to the end of the world if required. He would fight the entire human race to have her. His journey in this life was incomplete without her. His heart knew it. His soul knew it.”

“his burden didn’t feel any lighter. but he felt strong enough to carry it”

“History is always written by winners.”

“I don’t believe anything till I have seen the proof. For anything without proof, I think we should believe the theory that gives us peace. It doesn’t matter whether the theory is true or not.”

“I don’t believe in symbolic gods.I believe that god exists all around us.In the flow of the river,in the rustle of the trees,in the whisper of the winds. He speaks to us all the time.all we need to do is listen.”

“I guess what I’m trying to say is that I want a woman who is better than I am; a woman who will compel me to bow my head in admiration.”

“I thank Lord Brahma that your preference doesn’t extend to a man being loyal to same woman for many lifetimes!”

“I’m not suggesting that there is no goodness in human beings. There is, and it is worth fighting for.”

“if a tactic has led to failure, then persisting with it unquestioningly, in the wild hope of a different outcome, is nothing”

“If I’m successful, people will call me brave. If I fail, I will be called foolish. Let me do what I think is right. I’ll leave the verdict to the future.”

“If karma is giving you a negative signal repeatedly, then it is not testing you, it is trying to teach you.”

“If the entire society was conscious of its duties, nobody would need to fight for their individual rights. Since everybodys’s rights would be automatically taken care of through someone else’s duties.”

“if the government interferes to such an extent that the weak thrive and the strong are oppressed, society itself will collapse over time.”

“If the universe is trying to maintain balance, we must aid this by ensuring that Good is not enjoyed excessively. Or else the universe will re-balance itself by creating Evil to counteract Good. That is the purpose of Evil: it balances the Good.”

“If you compromise the prospects of the strong, and lean too much towards the interests of the weak, then your society itself goes into decline.”

“if you decide to challenge your destiny, your opponent would not be some judgemental Lord Almighty who is seeking to punish you; your opponent would only be the limitations of your own mind. This will empower you to fight your fate.”

“If you make a person believe that his misfortune in this birth is due to his sins in his previous birth, he will resign himself to his fate and not vent his fury on society at large.”

“If you want something from someone, you have to give that person something they want.”

“If you want to know the strength of a cloth, you inspect the quality of its weave. If you want to understand a person’s character, look closely at their interpersonal behaviour or their transactions.”

“I’m not a fan of everything that our ancestors did, but some practices are worth reviving. One of them is looking upon marriage as a sacred partnership between two souls; not as a political alliance between two power centres.”

“In a society without security and stability, there are no intellectuals or businessmen or artists. When man is constantly in fight-or-flight mode he is no better than an animal, with no chance for ideas to be nurtured or dreams to be pursued.”

“In the beginning of time, there was nothing except darkness and primordial flood. Then out of this darkness, desire was born. Desire was the primal seed, the germ of creation.”

“India is a confused nation today. It does not understand its nature, which seems to be a hotchpotch of the masculine and feminine way. But if you force me to choose, then I would state that, at this point in time, we’re a feminine culture in decline.”

“It is attachment that makes people forget not only their moral duties but even who they really are.”

“It is his intense desire to impress the person he loves most,”

“It is your karma to fight evil. It doesn’t matter if the people that evil is being committed against don’t fight back. It doesn’t matter if the entire world chooses to look the other way. Always remember this. You don’t live with the consequences of other people’s karma. You live with the consequences of your own”

“it was better to commit mistakes on the path that one’s soul is meant to walk on, than to live a perfect life on a path that is not meant for one’s soul.”

“it’s more important to be right than to be first.”

“It’s not easy being a witness when one has the power to rule.”

“It’s our greed to extract more and more from good that turns it into evil.”

“Justice exists for the good of the universe. To maintain balance. It does not exist to ignite hatred among humans.”

“justice in terms of right or wrong is a man-made concept. It is entirely up to us to define justice in new terms of what is fair or unfair. It will be for the greater good.”

“Khalil Gibran said that parents are like a bow, And children like arrows. The more the bow bends and stretches, the farther the arrow flies. I fly, not because I am special, but because they stretched for me.”

“Knowledge seems like magic to the ignorant.”

“knowledgeable person is worshipped everywhere.”

“laws are not important. What is important is justice. If the purpose of justice is served by breaking a law, then break it.”

“Laws are the foundation on which a fulfilling life is built for a community. Laws are the answer.”

“Lord Manu had said it’s not people who are evil. True evil exists beyond them. It attracts people. It causes confusion amongst its enemies. But Evil in itself is too big to be confined to to just a few.”

“Nature is not concerned about fairness, it only interested in efficiency.”

“Nobility is about being noble, Maa. It’s about the way of the Arya. Its not about your birth, but how you conduct yourself. Being a noble is great responsibility, not a birthright.”

“Nobody is good or bad. They are either strong or weak. Strong people stick to their morals, no matter what the trials and tribulations. Weak people, many a times, do not even realise how low they have fallen.”

“Not revealing the truth is lying, isn’t it, Guruji?’ ‘No, it isn’t. Sometimes, truth causes pain and suffering. At such times, silence is preferred. In fact, there may be times when a white lie, or even an outright lie, could actually lead to a good outcome.”

“Nothing disarms strong men like a genuinely innocent and decent woman.”

“Nothing is more important than life. Nothing. You realise the simplicity of that point only when you confront death everyday.”

“Often,our immediate reaction to a sudden crisis help us save ourselves. Our response to gradual crises that creep up upon us, on the other hand,may be so adaptive as to ultimately lead to self-destruction.”

“One cannot undo what has happened. But the inexorable march of time offers the wise opportunities for redemption. I entreat you, do not escape. Stay in this world and do your karma.”

“One makes one’s own luck, but you have to give the universe the opportunity to help you.”

“One of the few advantages of being disliked is that you don’t need to fret over what others think about you.”

“one’s reality is but perception, viewed through various prisms of context.”

“Only ur karma is imp. Not ur birth. Not ur sex. And certainly not the color of ur throat”

“only visible in retrospect, my friend. If I’m successful, people will call me brave. If I fail, I will be called foolish.”

“Our response to gradual crises that creep up upon us, on the other hand, may be so adaptive as to ultimately lead to self-destruction.”

“Passionate children have strong emotions that insist on finding expression. They laugh loudly. They cry even more loudly.”

“People do what their society rewards them to do. If the society rewards trust, people will be trusting”

“People have a tendency to do what they want to do rather than what they should be doing.”

“people have their limitations. A leader should not expect more from them than what they are capable of. If you stretch them beyond their capacity, they will break.”

“People should be allowed to do whatever they wish.’ ‘Then there will be chaos,’ shouted Daksha. ‘Your stupidity is even more apparent than your immoral values!”

“People will talk nonsense. It is, after all, their job.”

“Rather than the destination it is the journey that lends meaning to our lives, great Neelkanth. Being faithful to our path will lead to consequences, both good as well as bad. For that is the way of the universe.”

“Shared secrets have way of creating bonds”

“She has that something, like the thread in a crystal-bead necklace. She holds it all together.”

“Smiling takes more effort than it’s worth, Your Highness.”

“So, you think you are saving them by persistently harassing them, interfering in their rituals, and even trying to kill them.”

“Some good can emerge from the most horrific of events. There is something positive hidden in every negative, and something negative in every positive. Life is complicated, and a balanced person can see both sides.”

“Sometimes, for the sake of the larger good, one has to do things that may not appear right at the time. Perhaps, a laudable end can justify some questionable means.”

“Sometimes, simple faith could lead to profound peace.”

“Sometimes, truth causes pain and suffering. At such times, silence is preferred.”

“Sometimes, truth causes pain and suffering. At such times, silence is preferred. In fact, there may be times when a white lie, could actually lead to a good outcome.”

“Stability allows a person the freedom of choice, my friend. People can pursue their dreams only when they are living in a society where survival is not threatened on a daily basis.”

“Standing by and doing nothing while a sin is committed is as bad as committing the sin itself “

“Strong people stick to their morals, no matter what the trials and tribulations, Weak people, many a times, do not even realize how low they have sunk.”

“The Asuras are not bad people; they just have an understanding of dharma that is not valid for today’s world. Sometimes the followers are good but the leaders let them down”

“The distance between Evil and Good is a vast expanse in which many can exist without being either.”

“The expendables first, defenders second and the most vulnerable in the inside.”

“The key question isn’t ‘What is Evil?’ The key question is ‘When does the Good become Evil? “

“The law cannot be broken. It is supreme, more important than you or me.”

“The masculine way of life is defined by truth, duty and honour. At its peak, masculine civilisations are efficient, just and egalitarian. But as they decline, they become fanatical, rigid and especially harsh towards the weak.”

“The moment that every unrealised heart craves for. The unforgettable instant that a soul, clinging on to the purest memory of its previous life, longs for. The second, that in spite of a conspiracy of the gods, only a few lucky men experience. The moment when she enters his life.”

“The most powerful force in a woman’s life is the need to be appreciated, loved and cherished for what she is.”

“The Naga laughed softly, ‘There’s a thin line that separates courage from stupidity.’And that line is only visible in retrospect, my friend. If I’m successful, people will call me brave. If I fail, I will be called foolish. Let ,me do what I think is right. I’ll leave the verdict to the future.”

“The only true One God is the one who picks no sides, who belongs to everything, who doesn’t demand loyalty or fear; in fact, who doesn’t demand anything at all. Because the Ekam just exists; and His existence allows for the existence of all else.”

“The opposite of love is not hate, its apathy, when you simply don’t bother about that person!”

“The opposite of love is not hate. hate is just love gone bad.The true opposite is Apathy. When u just don’t give a damn.”

“The oppposite of love is not hate. Hate is just love gone bad. The actual oppposite of love is apathy. When you don’t care a damn as to what happens to the other person.”

“The purpose is not the destination but the journey itself. Only those who understand this simple truth can experience true happiness.”

“the purpose of desire. It is for creation and destruction. It is the beginning and the end of a journey. Without desire, there is nothing.”

“The rivers fight with each other with the only currency that they know water. We humans fight with the only currency that we know in this age violence.”

“There are many realities. There are many versions of what may appearobvious. Whatever appears as the unshakeable truth, its exact oppositemay also be true in another context. After all, one’s reality is butperception, viewed through various prisms of context.”

“There are times when reason does not work, and peaceful efforts prove inadequate. Violence is ultimately the last resort. This is the way it has been. The world will, perhaps, never be any different.”

“There are usually enough tragedies in life that we are genuinely responsible for. Feel guilty about them, for sure. But there is no point in burdening your heart with guilt over events that are not your fault.”

“There is always unity at the end, and it brings a new tranquility. But the meeting of two worlds causes a lot of temporary chaos.”

“There is nothing more pathetic than people hiding their cowardice behind seemingly noble intentions.”

“There is only this life; this moment. That is the only thing we can be sure of. Everything else is only theory.”

“There is something positive hidden in every negative, and something negative hidden in every positive. Life is complicated,”

“There is something positive hidden in every negative, and something negative hidden in every positive. Life is complicated, and a balanced person can see both sides.”

“There is your truth and there is my truth. As for the universal truth, it does not exist.”

“These people are beyond all limits of incompetence,’ said Lakshman, as he steered his horse close to his brother.”

“This attitude is basic human nature. We’d rather look outward and blame others for ills that befall us than point the finger at ourselves.”

“True leader will take sin upon his soul for the good of his people”

“Truth doesn’t have to be liked. It only has to be spoken. Speak it out. The truth may hurt you, but it will set you free.”

“Truth is one, though the sages know it as many . God is one, though different religions approach Him differently Call Him Shiva, Vishnu, Allah, Jesus or any other form of God that you believe in . Our paths may be different. Our destination is the same.”

“Unlucky are those who search the seven seas for paradise Fortunate are those who experience the only heaven that truly exists, the heaven that lives in the company of our loved ones I am truly fortunate”

“Vengeance is waste of time”

“We criticise corruption in others, but are blind to our own dishonesty. We hate others who do wrong and commit crimes, blithely ignoring our own misdeeds, big and small. We vehemently blame Raavan for all our ills, refusing to acknowledge that we created the mess we find ourselves in.”

“We don’t become gods because we think we are gods. That is only a sign of ego. We become gods when we realise that a part of the universal divinity lives within us; when we understand our role in this great world and when we strive to fulfil that role. That makes you a God. And remember, gods don’t fail. You cannot fail.”

“Weak people celebrate when twists of fate hurt their tormentors”

“Weak people never admit that they are responsible for their own state. They always blame either circumstances or others.”

“What is forgotten, however, is that many times the Good we create leads to Evil that will destroy us.”

“When the axe entered the forest, the trees said to each other: do not worry, the handle in that axe is one of us.”

“When the gardeners are good, the flower will bloom.”

“When times change, as they inevitably do, one finds it impossible to give up on one’s faith; in fact, one clings to it with renewed vigour. Difficult times make men cling to their faith even more strongly.”

“Whether a man is a legend or not is decided by history, not fortune tellers.”

“Withholding the truth is different from lying.”

“you can certainly learn from the successes of great men, you can learn even more from their failures and mistakes.”

“You have behaved in an exemplary manner until now. Even when you could have gained by doing something wrong, you refrained from doing so. You didn’t fall prey to the logic of doing a small wrong for the sake of the greater good; of the ends justifying the means. That takes moral courage.”

“You live in Ram’s kingdom, hold your head high. Fight for justice. Treat all as equal. Protect the weak. Know that dharma is above all. Hold your head high, You live in the kingdom of Ram.”

“you must remember that while you can certainly learn from the successes of great men, you can learn even more from their failures and mistakes.”

“You share my fate and I share yours. That is what a true marriage is.”

“Your word is not above the law. If your word of honour is in conflict with the law, then you must break your word and take dishonour upon your name, said Vasishta. That is dharma”