[1] An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep

[2] If you cannot serve you cannot rule

[3] One gentle word opens a gate of iron

[4] Do everything at the right time & one day will seem like three

[5] A fool in a hurry drinks tea with a fork

[6] A girl that blushes too much, knows too much

[7] A good memory is not as good as a little ink

[8] Patience, & a mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown

[9] Big ships often sail on big debts

[10] It is easy to get a thousand soldiers, but difficult to get one general

[11] If you wish to know what most occupies a man’s thoughts, you have only to listen to his conversation

[12] Wise men are never in a hurry

[13] The work will teach you how to do it

[14] A good meal ought to begin with hunger

[15] He who is in a hurry, always arrives late

[16] The salary of a good servant is never too high

[17] Credit is better than money

[18] The place does not honour the man; it is the man who honours the place

[19] Where there is no wine, we need medicine

[20] When two men quarrel, the one who yields first displays the nobler character

[21] The poor looks for food, the rich for appetite

[22] Work is done twice by the man in a hurry

[23] That which the wise man does first, the fool does last

[24] When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends

[25] You don’t have to die; heaven & hell are in this world too

[26] Sorrow is like a precious treasure, shown only to friends

[27] Man has responsibility, not power

[28] Tell me & I’ll forget. Show me, & I may not remember. Involve me, & I’ll understand

[29] If you want to be a hundred you must start young

[30] Who buys cheap, buys twice

[31] Cheap things cost a lot of money

[32] A man in love schemes more than a hundred lawyers

[33] Patience begins with tears & ends in a smile

[34] The greatest victory is a bloodless victory

[35] Being young is a fault which improves daily

[36] Because he has so many trades he is unemployed

[37] He who asks for alms blushes once; he who refuses, twice

[38] A man chases a woman until she catches him

[39] A bad peace is better than a good war

[40] The secret of life, is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, every minute of the day for your whole life. And the most important thing is – it must be something you cannot possibly do

[41] Just as it is impossible to know when a swimming fish is drinking water, so it is impossible to find out when a government servant is stealing money

[42] He who strikes the first blow, admits he’s lost the argument

[43] A man without a smiling face must not open a shop

[44] To lose patience is to lose the battle

[45] You cheat me once, shame on you; you cheat me twice, shame on me

[46] One is not born a woman, one becomes one.

[47] Who is the Judge?

The Judge is God.

Why is he God?

Because he decides who wins or loses, not my opponent.

Who is your opponent?

He does not exist.

Why does he not exist?

Because he is merely a dissenting voice to the truth I speak.

[48] One’s only rival is one’s own potentialities. One’s only failure is failing to live up to one’s own possibilities. In this sense every man can be a king & must therefore be treated like a king.

(49) Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.

(50) Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder & the beholder.

(51) Progress is man’s ability to complicate simplicity

(52) Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits, & necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for

(53) Things without a remedy should also be without regard

(54) Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.

(55) If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.

(56) “Wealthy” is meaningless & has no robust absolute measure; use instead the the subtractive measure “unwealth”, that is the difference, at any point of time, between what you have & what you would like to have.

(57) Most people write to remember. I write to forget.

(58) Love without sacrifice is like theft.

(59) Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realising one’s sensations- Paul Cezanne

(60) I shut my eyes in order to see- Paul Gauguin

(61) Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master- Leonardo da Vinci

(62) I dream of painting & then I paint my dream-Vincent Van Gogh

(63) A great leader creates more great leaders & does not reduce the institution to a single person.

(64) Good governance is about nothing more or less than creating happiness. It really is that simple.

(65) What you give your team, they will give you in return. Hold them in high esteem & they will appreciate you; love them & they will love you; support them & they will support you; lead them from the front & they will follow you to the end of the world.

(66) Building great teams leads to great achievements. Building personal glory brings nothing at all.

(67) Training opens your eyes to your weaknesses, boosts your self-confidence & brings you to a step closer to victory.

(68) Pehle tolo, phir bolo. OR Hoton se niklee, kothon par chadee.

(69) The most dangerous moment comes with victory- Napoleon Bonaparte

(70) The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller. The storyteller sets the vision, values & agenda of an entire generation the is to come.