Friday, January 8

'QUOTES' Our Own or .......................

Most of the one liners frequently encounterd on social networking sites like Orkut, Facebook, Myspace etc. are quite catchy. They instantly grab attention. But do we ever think from where have they come from? Perhaps none of us. We actually feel they are conceived by the persons using it. But the truth lies elsewhere. They are actually the creations of poets and authors who died  years before. The advent of social networking sites has popularized their quotes but unfortunately not them. For e.g. "Common sense is not so common" is a quote from Voltaire, a great Frencn philosopher and writer. We use it so many times without  knowing the person who actually said this!!!!

There is nothing wrong in quoting other's materials but we must admit the original creator. It would help in popularizing those who though were creative geniuses but are unknown to the present generation.  Social Networking sites may play a pivotal role in doing this and we all must work together in this endeavour. 

Below are quotes of some of the famous person-


"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet".

"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players".

"Brevity is the soul of wit".

"Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once".

"Teach not thy lip such scorn, for it was made For kissing, lady, not for such contempt".


“I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.”

“A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her”

“Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.”

“A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.”

“Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.”

“To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up.”


“We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.”

“Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men's imperfections, and conceal your own.”

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

“Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.”

“People exaggerate the value of things they haven't got: everybody worships truth and unselfishness because they have no experience with them.”


“Common sense is not so common.”

“Prejudices are what fools use for reason.”

“He who thinks himself wise, O heavens! is a great fool.”

“Poetry is the music of the soul, and, above all, of great and feeling souls.”

“It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.”


“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

“You can't blame gravity for falling in love.”

“Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not. So each is inevitably disappointed.”

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.”

“There's a Genius in all of us.”

1 comment:

  1. last one i like:
    "there's a genius in all of us." :)


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