Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Quotable Qoutes

Men make their own history,but they do not make it just as they please; they do not make it under circumstances chosen by themselves, but under circumstances directly encountered, given and transmitted from the past. The tradition of all the dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brain of the living.
-Karl Marx

I have not failed 10,000 times, I've successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work.
-Thomas Edison, inventor of over 1,000 devices including the phonograph

Whether India is to be yours or mine, whether it is to belong more to the Hindu,or the Moslem, or whether some other race is to assert a greater supremacy than either- that is not the problem with which Providence is exercised. It is not as if, at the bar of the judgement seat of the Almighty, different advocates are engaged in pleading the rival causes of Hindu, Moslem or Westerner, and that the party that wins the decree shall finally plant the standard of permanent possession. It is our vanity that makes us think that it is a battle between contending rights- the only battle is the eternal one between Truth and untruth.
-Rabindranath Thakur, 1908

The political civilisation which has sprung up from the soil of Europe and is overrunning the whole world, like some prolific weed, is based on exclusiveness.It is always watchful to keep at bay the aliens or exterminate them. It is carnivorous and cannibalistic in its tendencies, it feeds upon the resources of other peoples and tries to swallow their whole future.It is always afraid of other races achieving eminence, naming it as a peril, and tries to thwart all symptoms of greatness outside its own boundaries, forcing down races of men who are weaker, to be eternally fixed in their weakness.There is one safety for us upon which we may count, and that is, that we claim Europe herself as our ally, in our resistance to her temptations and to her violent encroachments; for she has ever carried her own standards of perfection,by which we can measure her falls and gauge her degrees of failure, by which we can call her before her own tribunal and put her to shame.
-Rabindranath Thakur, 1916

Sometimes I think the surest sign that inteligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.
-Calvin and Hobbes

Did you know:- Roman author Pliny had complained of the drain of gold to India in ancient times.

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
-Albert Einstein

Consciousness is a being, the nature of which is to be conscious of the nothingness of its being