"If the three could bring snow to Mandi (after 16 years), I am sure together they would make the students contribute to making the impossible, possible!" By Mr. M. Natarajan, Chairman of our Board of Governors welcoming the three new faculties (including me) joining IIT Mandi on 9th Jan' 2012 and coincidentally, Mandi witnessed snow fall on the same day.
Quotes I inspired by:
I am thankful to all those who said NO to me. It's because of them I did it myself.-- Albert Einstein.
I'm not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. -- Louisa May Alcott.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. -- Mark Twain.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. -- Jim Rohn.
The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work. -- Oprah Winfrey.
Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit. -- Napoleon Hill.
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come. -- Robert H. Schuller.
There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living. -- Anonymous.
Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom.-- Sandra Day O'Connor.
Life has many twists and turns and sometimes what looks like a very bad day can just be clearing the way for good things to come. -- J Kim Wright.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. -- James Oppenheim.
Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thingat the tempting moment. -- Benjamin Franklin.
You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.-- Johnny Cash.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. -- Winston Churchill
Life is about trusting your feelings and taking chances, losing and finding happiness, appreciating the memories,learning from the past, and realizing people change. -- Anonymous.
Real difficulties can be overcome. It is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. -- Theodore N. Vail.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need. -- Tao Te Ching.
Live life and take chances. Believe that everything happens for a reason and don't regret. Love to the fullest and you will find true happiness in life. Realize that things go wrong and people change, but things do go on. Sometimes things weren't meant to be. What is supposed to happen will work its way out. -- Anonymous.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom. -- General George S. Patton.
Every time you take a risk or move out of your comfort zone, you have a great opportunity to learn more about yourself and your capacity.-- Jack Canfield.
Life is too short. Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness. Laugh when you can, apologize when you should and let go of what you can't change. Love deeply and forgive quickly. Take chances. Give everything and have no regrets. Life is too short to be unhappy. You have to take the good with the bad. Smile when you're sad, love what you got, and always remember what you had. Always forgive, but never forget. Learn from your mistakes but never regret. People change, and things go wrong but always remember... life goes on! -- Anonymous.
If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.-- Ludwig Wittgenstein.
I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it. -- Maya Angelou.
Don't worry about the people in your past. There's a reason they didn't make it to your future. -- Author Unknown.
I don't want to give any advice to a 19-year-old, because I want a 19-year-old to make mistakes and learn from them. Make mistakes, make mistakes, make mistakes. Just make sure they're your mistakes. -- Fiona Apple.
To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity. -- Irving Wallace.
Be happy. Talk happiness. Happiness calls out responsive gladness in others. There is enough sadness in the world without yours. Never doubt the excellence and permanence of what is yet to be. Join the great company of those who make the barren places of life fruitful with kindness. Your success and happiness lie in you. The great enduring realities are love and service. Resolve to keep happy and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. -- Helen Keller.
First, recognize that you are not a sheep who will be satisfied with only a few nibbles of dry grass or with following the herd as they wander aimlessly, bleating and whining, all of their days. Separate yourself now from the multitude of humanity so that you will be able to control your own destiny. Remember that what others think and say and do need never influence what you think and say and do. -- Og Mandino.
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. -- Herman Melville.
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. -- Kenji Miyazawa.
When you're happy for yourself, it fills you. When you're happy for someone else, it pours over.-- Sarah Addison Allen.
Whenever you see darkness, there is extraordinary opportunity for the light to burn brighter. -- Bono.
Don't get discouraged; it is often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. -- Anonymous.
A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances. -- Napoleon.
Beware of undertaking too much at the start. Be content with quite a little. Allow for accidents. Allow for human nature, especially your own. -- Arnold Bennett.
I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't accept the fact that I can do something else. -- Dolly Parton.
There will be a time when loud-mouthed, incompetent people seem to be getting the best of you. When that happens, you only have to be patient and wait for them to self-destruct. It never fails. -- Richard Rybolt.
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from. -- Al Franken.
Failure is not reaching your goal, but in having no goal to reach. -- Benjamin Mays.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there. -- Zig Ziglar.
The purpose of life is not to be only happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson.
It wasn't until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say 'I don't know'. -- W. Somerset Maugham.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. -- Charles Darwin.
True success is not necessarily about being the best at all cost. It's about DOING your best at all times. If you do that long enough, who knows, you might just end up being the best. -- Tope Popoola.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. -- William James.
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. -- Walter Bagehot.
The fear is worse than the pain. -- Shannon Bahr.
The man who is always killing time is really killing his own chances in life; while the man who is destined for success is the man who makes time live by making it useful. -- Arthur Brisbane.
Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise. Give lifting that person your best shot, but don't hang around long enough for his or her bad attitude to pull you down. Instead, surround yourself with optimistic people. -- Zig Ziglar.
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle. -- Benjamin Franklin.
Next to entertaining or impressive talk, a thoroughgoing silence manages to intrigue most people. -- Mrs. J. Borden Harriman.
If you want to know your past; look into your present conditions. If you want to know your future; look into your present actions. -- Chinese Proverb.
The tongue is but three inches long, yet it can kill a man six feet high. -- Japanese Proverb.
Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby. -- Ruth Renkel.
Procrastination is like a credit card: it's a lot of fun until you get the bill. -- Christopher Parker.
Keep your chin up and you will see the clouds in the sky. Keep your chin down and all you will see is the dirt on the floor. -- Shelley L. Young.
Everything will be all right in the end; if it's not all right then it's not the end. -- Anonymous.
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit. -- Helen Keller.
Although there may be nothing new under the sun, what is old is new to us and so rich and astonishing that we never tire of it. If we do tire of it, if we lose our curiosity, we have lost something of infinite value, because to a high degree it is curiosity that gives meaning and savour to life. -- Robertson Davies.
Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back. -- Thomas Sowell.
Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth... Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.-- Noela Evans.