Relationships


“People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.” - Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993);actress, humanitarian
“Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.” - Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43); Roman orator
“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal.” - Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207-1273); Persian poet, mystic
“A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.” -
Charles Hadden Spurgeon (1834-1892); Pastor
“ The best things in life are never rationed. Friendship, loyalty, love do not require coupons. ” — George T. Hewitt
"When youre in the final days of your life, what will you want? Will you hug that college degree in the walnut frame? Will you ask to be carried to the garage so you can sit in your car? Will you find comfort in rereading your financial statement? Of course not. What will matter then will be people. If relationships will matter most then, shouldnt they matter now?" - Max Lucado
"My pain may be the reason for somebodys laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebodys pain." - Charlie Chaplin.
To strengthen the muscles of your heart, the best exercise is lifting someone elses spirit whenever you can. - Dodinsky, Author
Marriage Box
Most people get married believing a myth that marriage is a beautiful box full of all the things they longed for: companionship, intimacy, friendship etc. The truth is that marriage at the start is an empty box. You must put something in before you can take anything out. There is no love in marriage. Love is in people. ANd people put love in marriage. There is no romance in marriage. You have to infuse it into your marriage. A couple must learn the art and form the habit of giving, loving, serving, praising keeping the box full. If you take out more than you put in, the box will be empty. - Anonymous
“I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.” - Jonathan Carroll (born 1949); Author
“If you dont know the guy on the other side of the world, love him anyway because hes just like you. He has the same dreams, the same hopes and fears. Its one world, pal. Were all neighbors. ” - Frank Sinatra (1915-1998); Musician
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong, because someday in your life, you will have been all of these. ~ George Washington Carver
The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people, but when each individual learns to live with imperfections of others and can admire the other persons good qualities - Dr. Mohandas
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” - Dr. Leo Buscaglia (1924-1998);professor, author
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” - African Proverb
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they dont play together, the club wont be worth a dime. - Babe Ruth
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900); novelist, playwright
"Individually, we are one drop
Together we are an ocean" - - Ryunosuke Satoro
Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. ~Og Mandino
“There is no such thing as a self-made man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.” - George Burton Adams (1851-1925); educator, historian
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. - Henry Ford
“ I will destroy my enemies by converting them to friends. ” - Maimonides
“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” - Marcel Proust (1871-1922); novelist

“I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word - politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit.” - Fran Lebowitz (born 1950);author

“Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit light a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it..” - Wilfred Peterson (1900-1995); Author

"There is no better exercise for your heart than reaching down and helping to lift someone up." -- Bernard Meltzer
“There’s something very freeing about losing the anchors that have always defined you. Frightening, sad, but exhilarating in a poignant way, as well. You’re free to float to the moon and evaporate or sink to the bottom of the deepest ocean. But you’re free to explore. Some people confuse that with drifting, I suppose. I like to think of it as growing.” - Deborah Smith -Author
“And as for the final sphere of love and friendship, I can only say it gets harder once the natural communities of college and hometown are gone...It takes work and commitment, demands toleration for human frailties, forgiveness for the inevitable disappointment and betrayals that come even with the best of relationships.” - Doris Kearns Goodwin (born 1943); Pulitzer Prize-winning American biographer, historian
We do not claim to be more unselfish, more generous or more philanthropic than other people. But we think we started on sound and straightforward business principles, considering the interests of the shareholders our own, and the health and welfare of the employees, the sure foundation of our success.
With honest and straightforward business principles, close and careful attention to details, and the ability to take advantage of favourable opportunities and circumstances, there is a scope for success.
There is one kind of charity common enough among us… It is that patchwork philanthropy which clothes the ragged, feeds the poor, and heals the sick. I am far from decrying the noble spirit which seeks to help a poor or suffering fellow being…
[However] what advances a nation or a community is not so much to prop up its weakest and most helpless members, but to lift up the best and the most gifted, so as to make them of the greatest service to the country
Jamshetji Nusserwanji Tata

If I have any merit, it is getting along with individuals, according to their ways and characteristics... At times it involves suppressing yourself. It is painful but necessary... to be a leader you have got to lead human beings with affection - J.R.D. Tata (July 29, 1904 - Nov. 29, 1993)
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant? - Henry David Thoreau

Leadership is not magnetic personality — that can just as well be a glib tongue.

It is not ‘making friends and influencing people’ — that is flattery.

Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.

~ Peter F. Drucker
There is nothing more important than a good, safe, secure home. - Rosalynn Carter
“The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood.” - Buddha
"Say nice things and learn to listen,
God gave us 2 ears and 1 mouth,
so He must have meant for us
to do twice as much listening as talking" - Anonymous
"He who guards his lips guards his soul" - Anonymous
Do what you can to show you care about other people, and you will make our world a better place. - Rosalynn Carter

Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold; but so does a hard-boiled egg. ~ Unknown

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.” - Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881); Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

“One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness. ” - Josh Billings (1818-1885); [Henry Wheeler Shaw] humorist, essayist

“Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your modus operandi and change your world. ” - Annie Lennox (born 1954); Scottish singer-songwriter, political activist and philanthropist

Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner. ~Amy Bloom

Get a life in which you are not alone.
Find people you love, and who love you.
And remember that love is not leisure, it is work. ~Anna Quindlen

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him. ~Leo Aikma

"The whole world is one family, so it is necessary that we live with naturalness and simplicity; only then life blossoms. The wall that we erect between ourselves and others needs to be demolished. Drop all inhibitions between you and others. From your side you drop inhibitions. Go on and shake hands." - Sri Sri Ravishankar

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. ~ Epictetus


“Dont flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become. ” - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935); associate justice, U.S. Supreme Court

Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian. ~Dennis Wholey

“And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. ” - Nelson Mandela (born 1918); Former President of South Africa

A "Man" who treats his woman as a "Princess" is a proof that he has been born and raised in the arms of a "Queen" - Anonymous

Feelings of worth flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family. ~ Virginia Satir

Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one. ~Benjamin Franklin

As long as you dont forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind. ~Isabelle Holland.

Parenthood is a partnership with God... you are working with the creator of the universe in shaping human character and determining destiny. - Ruth Vaughn

Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution. - Dr. Deepak Chopra, Author & Speaker

A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty - Unknown.

Theres one sad truth in life Ive found
While journeying east and west -
The only folks we really wound
Are those we love the best.
We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest,
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The happiest business in all the world is that of making friends, And no investment on the street pays larger dividends, For life is more than stocks and bonds, and love than rate percent, And he who gives in friendships name shall reap what he has. - Anonymous


Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way. - Barbara Bush (born 1925); Wife of the 41st President of the United States

We find comfort among those who agree with us- growth among those who dont. -~Frank A. Clark, Submitted by Gina Colaianni

 

Give thousand chances to your enemy to become your friend, But dont give a single chance to your friend to become your enemy" - Anonymous

Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level. - Max L. Forman

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands;
One for helping yourself, and the other for helping others. ~Audrey Hepburn

Good friends enrich our lives in so many ways. Through a magical combination of similarities and differences, friends offer us the opportunity to know ourselves as we are and help us grow into who we want to be. Our similarities attract us to each other, comforting us with familiarity when we see ourselves in them. When we are drawn to those we admire, the same recognition is at work, unconsciously acknowledging that these people possess qualities that we ourselves possess. By acting as mirrors, friends help us define who we are by reflecting our selves back to us. - Courtesy: Ushy Mohan Das

There is no better exercise for your heart than reaching down and helping to lift someone up. - Bernard Meltzer (1916-1998); radio talk-show host

Little girl and her father were crossing a bridge. The father was kind of scared so he asked his little daughter, "Sweetheart, please hold my hand so that you dont fall into the river."

The little girl said, "No, Dad. You hold my hand."

"Whats the difference?" asked the puzzled father.

"Theres a big difference," replied the little girl. "If I hold your hand and something happens to me, chances are that I may let your hand go. But if you hold my hand, I know for sure that no matter what happens, you will never let my hand go."

In any relationship, the essence of trust is not in its bind, but in its bond. So hold the hand of the person whom you love rather than expecting them to hold yours... -

Courtesy: Kishanchand Raju

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. ~Carl Jung

The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away. - Barbara Kingsolver (born 1955); author, poet, essayist

True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and choice. - Samuel Johnson

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. - Chief Seattle (1780-1866); Leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish Native American tribes

When anger rises, think of the consequences. ~ Confucius

What is uttered from the heart alone, Will win the hearts of others to your own. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832); philosopher, scientist, author

You can gain more friends by being yourself than you can by putting up a front. You can gain more friends by building people up than you can by tearing them down. And you can gain more friends by taking a few minutes from each day to do something kind for someone, whether it be a friend or a complete stranger. What a difference one person can make! - Sasha Azevedo (1978-); Entertainer

It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert.- Jacques Cousteau (1910-1997); marine biologist, diver, explorer

Changing the world is good for those who want their names in books. But being happy, that is for those who write their names in the lives of others, and hold the hearts of others as the treasure most dear. - Orson Scott Card, (1951-); Author, Critic, Public Speaker

All successful relationships are built on the foundation of love, harmony and wisdom. - Anonymous

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. - Albert Pike(1809-1891); Attorney, Writer, Soldier

Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success. ~Author Unknown

Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life. - Tenzin Gyatso, (1935-); The 14th Dalai Lama

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. - Nelson Mandela (1918-); Former President Of South Africa

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it. ~H.E. Luccock

Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart. - Marcus Aurelius(121-180); roman emporer

Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light. - Norman B. Rice, (1943-); former mayor of Seattle, Washington

Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart. - Zig Ziglar, (1926-); motivational author, speaker

A relationship doesnt shine by just shaking hands at the best of times. But it blossoms by holding firmly in critical situations - Anonymous

The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress. - Joseph Joubert

To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground. - Stephen Covey

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you;
be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them. - W. Clement Stone

To meet at all, one must open ones eyes to another; and there is no true conversation no matter how many words are spoken, unless the eye, unveiled and listening, opens itself to the other. - Jessamyn West,(1902-1982); writer

Peace is not the product of terror or fear, peace is dynamism, peace is generosity, it is right and it is duty. - Anonymous

Never allow someone to be your priority while youre just their option. - Unknown

True happiness consists not in the multitude of

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