2012 – Thought of the day

ToD2012 – Thought of the day

If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.
– Isaac Bashevis Singer
In character, in manners, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.
– Longfellow.
I love this quote by Longfellow. I think this would be what 2012 will be or should be!

Why complicate life? Why do we make our lives arduous and convoluted? Why do we live a difficult, perplexing existence when we could easily make it less problematic and trouble-free?

2012 should be a year when we cast down all those things that are not really a part of the great scheme of things. Let’s live simply and serenely.


  1. Learn to stop and you will learn stability, once stable you will learn to rest, in rest, you will learn serenity, in serenity, you will learn to reflect, and through reflection you will succeed.
    ~ Tseng-Tzu

  2. ONE man envies the success in life of another, and hates him in secret; nor is he willing to give him good advice when he is consulted, except it be by some wonderful effort of good feeling, and there are, alas, few such men in the world. A real friend, on the other hand, exults in his friend’s happiness, rejoices in all his joys, and is ready to afford him the best advice.
    ~ Herodotus.

  3. “Out of chaos, comes employment.”
    – Kevin Tillyer

    Remember folks when you are at work and there are problems, delays, etc with new IT system. building works, major works, new system being introduced.

    Thought of the Day

  4. What deep wounds ever closed without a scar?
    ~George Gordon, Lord Byron

    As much as we would like to forgive every wrong done to us, it is impossible to forget.

    We just have to learn to leave with the scar.

  5. DEATH comes, and makes a man his prey,
    A man whose powers are yet unspent;
    Like one on gathering flowers intent,
    Whose thoughts are turned another way.
    Begin betimes to practise good,
    Lest fate surprise thee unawares
    Amid thy round of schemes and cares;
    To-morrow’s task to-day conclude.*
    – Mahābhārata.


    NOTHING is so oppressive as a secret; it is difficult for ladies to keep it long, and I know even in this matter a good number of men who are women.
    – La Fontaine.

  7. WHEN you see a man elated with pride, glorying in his riches and high descent, rising even above fortune, look out for his speedy punishment; for he is only raised the higher that he may fall with a heavier crash.
    – Menander

  8. Neither praise nor blame is the object of true criticism. Justly to discriminate, firmly to establish, wisely to prescribe and honestly to award—these are the true aims and duties of criticism.
    Positive criticism should always be applied. It is more productive.

  9. We are always the same age inside.
    – Gertrude Stein

    This is so true. It is when you look in the mirror of do things like opening jars or lifting something or even bending that you become aware that life has moved on rather fast.

  10. Calendars you received during Christmas should not be displayed until the New Year. To hang a new calendar before the New Year is supposed to be unlucky!

    Just food for thought!

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