Thursday, December 24, 2009

Freedom...

Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

Monday, December 21, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

I can forgive...

I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one. ~Henry Ward Beecher

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

And this is all Life really Means...

Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all life really means. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sometimes....

Sometimes, in a summer morning, having taken my accustomed bath, I sat in my sunny doorway from sunrise till noon, rapt in reverie. ~Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Do not wish to see....

Blind folk see the fairies.
Oh, better far than we,
Who miss the shining of their wings
Because our eyes are filled with things
We do not wish to see.
~Rose Fyleman

Friday, October 23, 2009

Doesn't matter much...

It's a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it, you don't need to have anything else; and if you don't have it, it doesn't much matter what else you have. ~James Matthew Barrie, What Every Woman Knows, about charm

Thursday, October 22, 2009

They may Talk...

They may talk of a comet, or a burning mountain, or some such bagatelle; but to me a modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation. ~Oliver Goldsmith

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Be not angry...

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be. ~Thomas à Kempis, Imitation of Christ, c.1420

Thursday, October 15, 2009

One Problem...

One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us. ~Michael Cibenko

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A loyal friend....

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they're not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they're not so bad. ~Arnold H. Glasgow

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Heavy Hearts..

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water. ~Antoine Rivarol

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Fear...

The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety. ~Henry Louis Mencken

Friday, October 9, 2009

My debt....

My debt to you, Belovèd,
Is one I cannot pay
In any coin of any realm
On any reckoning day.
~Jessie B. Rittenhouse

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Little Extra...!!

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. ~Jimmy Johnson

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The shy...

The shy and the extroverted have this in common - that they both fancy they are the center of attention. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Medicine....

A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation... is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run. ~George Matthew Adams

Monday, October 5, 2009

Keep your fears....

Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

Friday, October 2, 2009

Gather....

Gather ye rose-buds while ye may;
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying.
~Robert Herrick

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fear not....

Fear not that life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning. ~John Henry Cardinal Newman

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Lost...

Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways. ~Stephen Vincent Benét

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Blessed is he...

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. ~Attributed to both Jonathan Swift and Benjamin Franklin

Monday, September 28, 2009

We have the key...

So often time it happens, we all live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key. ~The Eagles, "Already Gone"

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Life is...

Life is like a blanket too short. You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder; but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night. ~Marion Howard

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Not enough....

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. ~Hans Christian Anderson

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My Heart...

My heart beat so hard when I was near him, I feared he could hear my secret longing for him. ~Destiny Vaestus

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The most beautiful...

The most beautiful make-up of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy. ~Yves Saint Laurent

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Don't Ask...

Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. ~Attributed to Howard Thurman

Monday, September 14, 2009

Good and Lasting...

Not the maker of plans and promises, but rather the one who offers faithful service in small matters. This is the person who is most likely to achieve what is good and lasting. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Friday, September 11, 2009

Maybe Not....

Within your lifetime will, perhaps,
As souvenirs from distant suns
Be carried back to earth some maps
Of planets and you'll find that one's
So hard to color that you've got
To use five crayons. Maybe, not.
~Marlow Sholander, "Maybe"

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Light...

Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space. It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe. It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished. ~Michael Strassfeld

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Different Roads...

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. ~H. Jackson Browne

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Adversity....

Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are. ~Arthur Golden,Memoirs of a Geisha

Monday, September 7, 2009

No Obstacles...

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere. ~Frank A. Clark

Saturday, September 5, 2009

My Riches....

My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants. ~J. Brotherton

Friday, September 4, 2009

This will remain....

All religions will pass, but this will remain: simply sitting in a chair and looking in the distance. ~V.V. Rozanov

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Same....

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. ~Francesca Reigler

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

An Idea...

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy to be called an idea at all. ~Elbert Hubbard

Monday, August 31, 2009

The Shadows...

The shadows: some hide, others reveal. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

Friday, August 28, 2009

Intentions...


The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions. ~Cicero

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Smell of Dawn...

I love the sweet smell of dawn -
our unique daily opportunity to smell time,
to smell opportunity -
each morning being, a new beginning.
~Emme Woodhull-Bäche

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Painted Blind....

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
~William Shakespeare,
Mid-Summer Night's Dream, 1595

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ganapati Bappa Moriya...

This Rangoli was made by me on Ganesh Chaturthi on 23rd August 2009 - The homecoming of Lord Ganeshji -The elephant-faced/headed deity.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Leisure...

We seldom enjoy leisure we haven't earned. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Friday, August 21, 2009

You have to decide...

You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage - pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically - to say 'no' to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good.' ~Stephen Covey

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wishes come true...

May the sun shine, all day long,
everything go right, and nothing wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you,
and may all the wishes you wish come true!
~Irish Blessing

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Habit....

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. ~Peter Ustinov

Monday, August 17, 2009

Love Has...

Love has no desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving. ~Kahlil Gibran

Friday, August 14, 2009

An art by Colour Powder...

Yesterday was Krishna Janamashtami...the day we celebrate Lord Krishana's Birth. I drew this Rangoli in front of my house to welcome the Lord Krishna.

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