Oscar Wilde At His Witty Best

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Here is the best of Oscar Wilde’s witticism:

  1. I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.
  2. Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
  3. It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
  4. The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.
  5. Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
  6. What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
  7. Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
  8. There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
  9. Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.
  10. A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.
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Dreams From Endangered Cultures

With stunning photos and stories, National Geographic Explorer Wade Davis celebrates the extraordinary diversity of the world’s indigenous cultures, which are disappearing from the planet at an alarming rate.

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Drill Where The Oil Is

Drill Where The OIl Is

An oil driller was excited that the oil property he had just purchased had good prospects. He went to his wife and broke the good news, but she was not happy, “Honey, can’t you drill somewhere near so the commute would not be so long?”

The fundamental and obvious principle of drilling for oil is, “You got to drill where the oil is, not where you want it to be.”

It may seem obvious but yet we are unable to take this principle to heart. We all make the mistake of trying to look for stuff where we want it to be:

  1. When hunting for a job, instead of going where the jobs are, we look for them in our neighborhood. This causes our career to stagnate.
  2. Instead of building skills what the market or employer demands, we tend to build skills in areas where we are most comfortable. Our inability to go out of our comfort zone causes our progress to slow down.
  3. In business, instead of understanding what the customer needs, we try to provide the customer what we can or based on our own preferences. This is the reason why most businesses struggle.
  4. In our spiritual quest, we prefer to look for spiritual experience in the context of our ego, instead of outside it. Consequently most of us have difficulty making spiritual progress.

Just outside our comfort zone, lies growth and success. But this is scary and difficult, yet this is where we must go. This quote summarizes the insight of this post well:

“The best piece of advice someone has ever given me was ‘do it scared.’ And no matter if you’re scared, just go ahead and do it anyway because you might as well do it scared, so it will get done and you will feel so much better if you step out of your comfort zone.” – Sherri Shepherd

Related: Five Secrets Of Your Comfort Zone

Credits: This has been written by Raj Shah and edited by Ketna Shah

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Go Not To The Temple

Go Not To The Temple

Go not to the temple to put flowers upon the feet of God,
First fill your own house with the Fragrance of love.

Go not to the temple to light candles before the altar of God,
First remove the darkness of sin from your heart.

Go not to the temple to bow down your head in prayer,
First learn to bow in humility before your fellowmen.

Go not to the temple to pray on bended knees,
First bend down to lift someone who is downtrodden.

Go not to the temple to ask for forgiveness for your sins,
First forgive from your heart those who have sinned against you.

-Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore was the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. He was a poet, mystic, author, playwright, songwriter, artist, educator, freedom fighter, and an intellectual stalwart who shaped the destiny of an entire subcontinent.

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The Date

What is the best gift we can give our loved ones? The answer will be no surprise- The gift of time! While it may seem artificial to mark some days as “father’s day” or “mother’s day”, after all we don’t stop being fathers or mothers or daughters or sons when the day is gone, it is still worthwhile to take the extra effort and gift our loved ones the “gift of time” on such special days.

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