I cannot, however, but think that the world would be better and brighter if our teachers would dwell on the Duty of Happiness as well as the Happiness of Duty; for we ought to be as cheerful as we can, if only because to be happy ourselves is a most effectual contribution to the happiness...
Service is providing what’s wanted, not what I’d like to give.
Life is like an extremely toughest examination and so the passing percentage of its students is abysmally low; a person with his 70 % contributions of the true kind deeds has only cleared it with a distinction and that is worth to be deemed as his life’s perfection.
And this is the ultimate lesson that our knowledge of the mode of transmission of typhus has taught us: Man carries on his skin a parasite, the louse. Civilization rids him of it. Should man regress, should he allow himself to resemble a primitive beast, the louse begins to multiply again and treats man as...
Some people are constructive, if you like. Others are destructive. It’s this diversity in humankind that results in some making positive contributions and some negative contributions. It’s necessary to have enough to make positive contributions to overcome the problems of each age.
I look upon ourselves as partners in all of this, and that each of us contributes and does what he can do best. And so I see not a top rung and a bottom rung – I see all this horizontally – and I see this as part of a matrix. And I see every...
To properly do penance one must express contrition for one’s sins and perform acts to repair the damage caused by those transgressions. It is only when those acts are complete that the slate can truly be wiped clean and amnesty gives way to a new beginning.
It is because I know all that science can bring to the world that I shall continue my efforts to ensure that it contributes to the happiness of all men, whether they be white, black, or yellow, and not to their annihilation in the name of some divine mission or other.
When you reveal all you cheat the observer of their contribution.
You are heading towards the top if you raise the bar of your standards inch by inch each hour! There is no quick way to success; it comes in installments. Every day’s activity is a minor contribution to a heavy pay of success. Don’t waste the day!
Happiness is good, but well-overrated: what we hate most are the very motivators that put us in gear. A man drifts along with little to contribute until something agitates him enough to make a difference, whether for himself or for his communities.
Vulnerable, like all men, to the temptations of arrogance, of which intellectual pride is the worst, he [the scientist] must nevertheless remain sincere and modest, if only because his studies constantly bring home to him that, compared with the gigantic aims of science, his own contribution, no matter how important, is only a drop in...
I was not merely cleaning an oven; I was improving the world.
Day n night passing by,No tribute, we cannot deny,We did to world’s problems so deep,Not a single sign, to take the leap.Senseless striving for some unknown glory,Too patiently awaiting time for our story.Still haven’t spot that light,That make us seem calm n bright.How to ensure tis time-being,Is not in vain, but commencement of freeing.