_ Weekly Bonanza of Thought Provoking Talking Points
Francis Bacon-"Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend."
This page is to encourage discussions, viewpoints, perspective and any/all stories these may en-kindle in readers mind. The best way to get a real benefit from these points is to say them a few times everyday for at least a week, if not more. Visiting this page over and again save them from writing it down; or they can check honestly from their memory what has been written here and compare their jotted down notes!
Readers may share their or those stories which may come to their mind in short form, if they so like, or keep to themselves, if they prefer to, either way it’s OK. If they want to share stories/opinions, they may do so by filling in the Contact Us or Feedback form on the landing page, with Weekly Bonanza in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org
In responding to “Quotes” this will be desirable and easy for the readers to state Week# and Quote# for easy reference to what they are referring to. For instance, for Week 1, and Quote 5, the number would be W1Q5. Moderated responses will be posted on the website.
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Here are some quotes for the Week 1:
1 1 Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC), "Education is the best provision for old age"; from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
2 Epictetus (55 AD - 135 AD, Greek Sage and a Stoic Philosopher), “Only the educated are free.” In Discourses by Epictetus’ pupil Arrian
3 Epictetus - "Best way to learn philosophy is without self-conceit. For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows."
4. Powers of analysis and decisions packed in Epictetus’ Quote - “First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.”
5. Self-love potion, lotion and notion-my take on Epictetus’ following quote, “Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.”
6. Epictetus, “The good or ill of a man lies within his own will.” Changing the will to a better one is helped by Dr. Sharma’s Memory E-book.
7. Epictetus –“First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.”
8. Epictetus – “If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit; give it nothing which may tend to its increase.
9. Gail Godwin (American novelist and short story writer) “Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and Three-fourths Theater.”
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“Discipline, a bridge between goals and accomplishment, serves its purpose best when it comes from within one's self”- Vijay K. Sharma, Ph.D.
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
“A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read” - Mark Twain
“Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often” – Mark Twain
“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter” –Mark Twain
“Optimist thought of an airplane and pessimist of a parachute! Both served their role making life easier & safer, means virtue is in balance!” My thoughts
“Learning without thought is labor lost” – Confucius Not able to remember what was learnt is a total loss of time, energy & money-my take on it!
“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere” - Chinese Proverb
Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere Chinese Proverb, implies learnt is retained too to save it from losses-my take on it.
Thought Provoking Quotes - 2nd Week
1. “The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.” from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers.
2. Gail Godwin (American novelist and short story writer) - “Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and Three-fourths Theater.”
3. Plato - "Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men."
4. Aristotle (Rhetoric) - "Rhetoric may be defined as the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion."
5. Quintilian, that is, Marcus Fabius Quintilianus (ca. 35 – ca. 100) – a Roman rhetorician, "Rhetoric is the art of speaking well."
6. Leon Battista Alberti (1404–1472; Italian polymath including disciplines as philosophy and poetry), "A man can do all things if he will."
7. Herbert Spencer (1820 – 1903, a British polymath) – “Education has for its object the formation of character.”
8. J. A. Garfield, 20th USA President – “After freedom & justice, Education is important, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.”
9. Anatole France (French Noble Laureate author, 1824-1944) –“Education is the ability to differentiate between what you do know & what you don't.”
However, admitting it to yourself is also required to fix it and turn it around to fill in the gaps in knowledge - my take on it, yours is solicited.
_ 3rd Week
Anatole France-To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe..."
Anatole France - "Nine tenths of education is encouragement."
Anatole France-"The people who have no weaknesses are terrible: there is no way of taking advantage of them."The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard
Anatole France- “Stupidity is far more dangerous than evil, for evil takes a break from time to time, stupidity does not."
Anatole France- “When a thing has been said and well said, have no scruple; take it and copy it.”
Anatole France- "Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom."
Anatole France- "It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion." Why? Soliciting readers input/stories!
Anatole France- "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains un-awakened."
Anatole France - "A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance." Obviously, bliss is different than happiness. There is a difference between happiness & bliss; ignorance is never a bliss – my take on it, yours? Waiting to hear from you….