Tuesday, April 14, 2009

i-TFTD #198

i-TFTD #198

#198-1. I claim to be no more than an average man with less than average abilities. I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she would make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith.

-Mahatma Gandhi

#198-2. My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.

-Indira Gandhi

#198-3. (Q: Any message for Indian children?) It is humbling to be asked. Material interests are not the only guiding light. It is, something that you'd enjoy doing in the long run. Take the time to figure out how to get there. The quickest way may not necessarily be the best. The journey matters as much as the goal. Listen to the sounds of nature. Wishing you the best on your trek towards your dreams. Take good care of our fragile planet.

-Kalpana Chawla, astronaut, in an interview given just before she took off on the fatal Columbia mission, India Today magazine, Feb. 17, 2003


"The Gandhi" can say anything and we can only hope to fully understand and implement.

Making sure one gets credit is a skill in today's world. It is better to first focus on doing many creditable things and then worry about developing this skill.

Many who have attained outstanding success, have concerns beyond their domain of materialistic achievement.

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