Category Archives: miscellaneous

Wisdom of Swami Vivekananda

Arise ! Awake ! And stop not till you reach your goal ! — Swami Vivekananda

Wisdom of APJ Abdul Kalam

Dreams are not those which we see in sleep; dreams are those which do not allow us to sleep. APJ Abdul Kalam

Wisdom of Sir Winston Churchill

Continuous effort, and not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlock our potential. Sir Winston Churchill

Wisdom of Alexander Graham Bell

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the task at hand, the sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. Alexander Graham Bell

Wisdom of Newton or Newton s way

Newton’s patience was limitless. Truth, he often said much later, was the offspring of silence and meditation. And, he said, I keep the subject constantly before me and wait till the first dawnings open slowly, by little and little into a full and clear light.

Wisdom of Benjamin Disraeli

The secret of success is constancy of purpose. Benjamin Disraeli

Wisdom of Bertrand Russell

Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of paintings or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show. — Bertrand Russell (1902)

Euclid, the one and only one

Euclid alone

Has looked on Beauty bare Fortunate they

Who, though once only and then but far away,

Have heard her massive sandal set on stone.

— Edna St. Vincent Millay (1923)

Wisdom of Paul Erdos

If numbers are not beautiful, I don’t know what is. Paul Erdos

Madras, good old

And this is good old Madras,

The city of daal and curry,

Where the Iyers talk only to Iyengar,

And the Iyengars talk only to God.