Quotable Quotes: Quotabit – themedideas

  • Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Updated 31.10.2016.

The quotes/deeds of the famous people are not famous because these were related to somebody famous. On the contrary, those people are famous because of their useful quotes/deeds.”

This section includes interesting quotes collected from different sources. Quotes highlight several important aspects and issues in relation to life, and are very useful in providing directions. These are, often, the gist of somebody’s experience and realisation in life expressed in a few words like a lot of data being reduced to a Zip file. It is, however, important that the actual meaning of the quotes are realised (unzipped) rather than just liking these as these were said by famous people.

Quotabit 1. “The quotes/deeds of the famous people are not famous because these were related to somebody famous. On the contrary, those people are famous because of their useful quotes/deeds.”

Sudipta Paul

18.06.2013.

Quotabit 2. Leonardo da Vinci – The Invincible

“Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.”

Leonardo da Vinci

Quotabit 3. What the mind doesn’t know the eyes cannot see

Unknown Author

Quotabit 4. “What the eye doesn’t see and the mind doesn’t know, doesn’t exist.”

DH Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Quotabit 5. “Day Dreamers”

“All people dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their mind, wake in the morning to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous people, for they dream their dreams with open eyes, and make them come true.”

DH Lawrence

Quotabit 6. Lonliness”

“It’s no good trying to get rid of your own aloneness. You’ve got to stick to it all your life. Only at times, at times, the gap will be filled in. At times! But you have to wait for the times. Accept your own aloneness and stick to it, all your life. And then accept the times when the gap is filled in, when they come. But they’ve got to come. You can’t force them.” 

DH Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Quotabit 7. “But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.” 

 DH Lawrence

Quotabit 8. “When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.”

Cynthia Heimel www.brainyquote.com

Quotabit 9. Heaven or Hell’

“You could only go to the Heaven, as the Hell is already full!”

Sudipta Paul

05.04.2013.

Quotabit 10. “Hell is empty and all the devils are here.”

William Shakespeare

http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/

Quotabit 11. “Marriage may be the closest thing to Heaven or Hell any of us will know on this earth.”

Edwin Louis Cole

www.brainyquote.com

Quotabit 12. “Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.”

Abraham Lincoln

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Quotabit 13. “It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.”

Lord Buddha

Quotabit 14. ‘Living’ vs ‘Eating’

“Eat to live, not live to eat”

the doctor’s advice to Gene, who was dangerously overweight

http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/

Quotabit 15. ‘Life’ & ‘Job Contract’

Life is like a job contract with God with a notice period of a second.”

Sudipta Paul

21.08.2014.

Quotabit 16. ‘The journey of Life’

“Life is nothing but a journey from Birth to Death,

so enjoy it before the opportunity ceases to exist”

Sudipta Paul

21.08.2014.

Quotabit 17. ‘Life’

Life is like a camera

 Quotabit 18. ‘Carrot & Stick’ (03.09.2014.)

“All carrots are rotten and all sticks are broken” 

Sudipta Paul

26.08.2014.

“The “carrot and stick” approach (also “carrot or stick approach”) is an idiom that refers to a policy of offering a combination of rewards and punishment to induce behavior. It is named in reference to a cart driver dangling a carrot in front of a mule and holding a stick behind it. The mule would move towards the carrot because it wants the reward of food, while also moving away from the stick behind it, since it does not want the punishment of pain, thus drawing the cart. The idiom is used in the field of International Relations to describe the realist concept of ‘hard power‘. The carrot can stand for tax cuts or other benefits, the stick can stand for the use of (psychological) violence and threats by the government. The earliest citation of this expression recorded by the Supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary is to The Economist magazine in the December 11, 1948, issue.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrot_and_stick Quotabit 19. ‘Goal’ (03.09.2014.)

“Never ever play a football match on a pitch without goal post” 

Sudipta Paul

26.08.2014.

Quotabit 20. ‘Driving your car’ (03.09.2014.)

“While driving your car of Life,

Never ever enter a round about without exit.

Use the SatNav (brain) before entering any round about” 

Sudipta Paul

12.12.12.

Quotabit 21. ‘Changing yourself’ vs ‘Changing the world’ (04.09.2014.)

Who changes him- or herself to fit in to the system

Is not a person fit to change the world” 

 Sudipta Paul

26.08.2014.

Quotabit 22. Copy vs Original (07.09.2014.)

“Never ever copy anybody.

There is no photocopy in the World

that is better than or at least as good as the original.”

The legal reason for not copying others is the ‘copyright’ Law. If you copy somebody else you would infringe the “copyright’!

Sudipta Paul

(05.04.2010.)

Scientific evidence The clone of a cell would produce another cell similar to the original cell. Similar copies would result from reproduction by binary fission and mitosis.  In contrast, a fertilised egg is the result of the amalgamation of different genetic materials in the sperm and egg nuclei, and is an original cell that is neither the copy of the father’s cells nor that of the mother. Creation of a unique cell through fertilisation has been the cornerstone of Human evolution, progress and achieving success. The philosophy in life is no exception.

Quotabit 23. ‘The value of honesty’ (07.09.2014.)

“To enjoy the value of honesty,

be prepared to pay the price.

Nothing is free in this world” 

Sudipta Paul

07.09.2014.

Quotabit 24. ‘Honesty’ (07.09.2014.)

“An honest person is one who accepts the fact that he/she is dishonest” 

Honesty is a relative thing like anything else in life. Nobody is absolutely (100%) honest. Some are more honest or honest most of the time relative to others and some are less. Like other demographic characteristics, if we take the average acceptable level of honesty in the society as the mean, the standard deviations 1, 2 and 3 would represent 68.27%, 95.45% and 99.73% of the level of honesty/population. Some would be more and some would be less honest in relation to the mean level of honesty.

Sudipta Paul

26.08.2014.

Quotabit 25. ‘Dishonesty’ (07.09.2014.)

“A dishonest person is one who denies the fact that he/she is dishonest” 

Sudipta Paul

26.08.2014.

Quotabit 26. The level of honesty

“The level of honesty of a person depends on his/her perception of

How much “Truth”  could be divulged to the society without being judged”

Sudipta Paul

07.09.2014.

Quotabit 27. Measure of Success (07.09.2014.)

“The level of Success is generally expressed as

The distance between the base of the pyramid of society and

One’s position towards the top of the pyramid.

The greater the distance and

The greater the number of people below towards the base,

The greater the success.

As one climbs further towards the top,

The area and number of people around get lesser and lesser”

Sudipta Paul

07.09.2014.

Quotabit 28. Democracy’ (13.09.2014.)

“Today’s democracy (worldwide) based on vote-bank politics is

A game where you stay in power as long as you could

Befool the majority with unrealistic promises

That are actually expected, wanted and believed by the majority!”

Sudipta Paul

17.02.2013.

Quotabit 29. ‘Edifice’ vs ‘Decoration’ (13.09.2014.)

Unless the edifice is sound, the colour of the wall of the house is of insignificant value.” 

Sudipta Paul

17.02.2013.

Quotabit 30. What the eyes cannot see doesn’t exist! (13.09.2014.)

A band-aid applied on a diabetic leg ulcer

Hides the wound from being seen

But does not solve the core problem.” 

Sudipta Paul

17.02.2013.

Quotabit 31. ‘Lazy’ & ‘Crazy’ (13.09.2014.)

“Don’t be lazy

Your life won’t be crazy”

Sudipta Paul

03.12.2010.

Quotabit 32. Modern Ratnakar/Valmiki Quote (13.09.2014.)

“He/she who does not share my pain

Would not share my gain” 

Sudipta Paul

26.08.2012.

Background

Dasyu Ratnakar who kills the travelers for wealth for support and maintenance of his family. When suggested by Narad Muni to esquire his family members i.e. his father, mother, wife and children if they would receive some portions of his vice which he had done for their maintenance, Ratnakar is astonished by their replies. They all replied that it is his (Ratnakar’s) duty to maintain his family. They are not responsible for the method by which Ratnakar earned money. At that reply Ratnakar was deeply shocked, promised to shun all his means of vices and achieved sage-hood through deep penance.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dashyu_Ratnakar

Quotabit 33. Clear Mind (13.09.2014.)

“To be a successful human being

A mind clear from the clouds of all prejudices in relation to 

Race, religion, country, social class, literacy, gender, financial status, political belief etc

Is essential. Otherwise,

The mind would not be able to receive the “lights” from “Life”

To enlighten the soul

As the Earth fails to receive the Sunlight properly

If the atmosphere is unclear due to pollution, clouds or fog.” 

Sudipta Paul

26.08.2014.

Quotabit 34. ‘God’ & ‘Go(o)d’ (14.09.2014.)

“Good is ‘Good’ as it is so close to ‘God’. You need to add only ‘O’ to ‘God’. Bad, on the other hand, is far away from God” 

Sudipta Paul

14.09.2014.

Quotabit 35. Financial empire (14.09.2014.)

“The future financial empire could only be built

On the edifice of present investment

Made on the basis of past experience”

Sudipta Paul

26.08.2010.

Quotabit 36. The Journey of Life 1 (14.09.2014.)

The journey of Life is like driving a car.

Check the Mirror (past experience),

Signal (present intention) and

Manoeuvre (make the move for the future)” 

Life is nothing but a journey from Birth to Death. The journey of Life is like driving a car on the road. The starting point commences at birth and ends in death. Therefore, the starting point and the destination are fixed. As it is for driving, there are different routes to reach the destination. These could be U, D, C, B or A roads or motorways (highways) in different combinations.

Sometimes, it would be a leisurely drive through a scenic route without the pressure of reaching the next milestone within a stipulated time. It would allow you to take some photo-stops to capture the frame for future. At other times, you might have to rush due to time constraints.

During some parts of your journey, you would enjoy the smooth fast drive on the motorway, reaching the milestones quickly. Not so infrequently, you would also encounter the traffic jam, red signals etc while going through a city, town or village. It would be frustrating, but that is a part and parcel of your journey as well. Reaching the milestones would take substantially longer, and occasionally you might feel that you would not reach there in time or ever at all.

You would also experience taking the wrong route or ending up in a cul de sac due to faulty planning, using an out of date map, SatNav malfunctions or driving errors (in fact there is no map or SatNav to guide about the future route in life)! Once you realise that you go back to your original route or modify the route.

You would drive on the winding hilly roads going up- and downhill. Make sure that you use a lower gear that would provide the power to climb the uphill road and control the speed while going downhill. Be careful about your speed and steering control. Part of your journey would be on the bumpy roads that you have to bear. You would have to take few rest stops at the services to get refreshed to be able to drive safely so that your journey does not end prematurely.

While driving you would be joined by other cars. On the motorway, they would join you from the left side in the UK, India and Malaysia, and from the right side in the USA and elsewhere. Keep an eye on the relevant side to check who has been joining you. The majority of the cars would either overtake you or fall behind. If you are lucky, only a handful of them might stay around you for a small part of your journey as they would be driving at your speed and vice versa. You might meet the other cars, that had either gone past you or fallen behind, later as they and you stop to take rest/fuel. Unless a car is towed to your car or vice versa, it is almost impossible that another car would be with you for a substantially longer part of your journey.

The licence to drive the car of life is obtained at birth and expires at death. How enjoyable would the journey be depends on how you and others drive the cars. As you cannot drive a car in a “straight line”, you have to manoeuvre the car of life through the traffic depending on the road conditions. Keep the car between the two lines of your lane. Driving in a “straight line” would end up in banging the car against other cars or immovable structures! Always keep a safe distance from other cars and wear seat belt to be safe and secure. Don’t drink/take drugs and drive. Use the hands free kit for the mobile to avoid distractions. Do regular MOT and servicing. Keep enough fuel (the right one) in the tank.

Whatever precautions you take, accidents are bound to happen as accidents are “accidental” and cannot be predicted. The same is true for car breakdown. Therefore, make sure that you have comprehensive insurance and breakdown cover!

Have a safe journey!

Warning from the police: Think carefully before you drive the car of life too fast violating the speed limit as you would be approaching your destination (death) faster!

Sudipta Paul

 26.08.2014.

Quotabit 37. Money (14.09.2014.)

“Money is honey!

Without money

Life is funny!”

Sudipta Paul

02.08.1997.

Quotabit 38. Research (14.09.2014.)

“If a man will begin with certainties,

He shall end in doubts;

But if he will be content to begin with doubts,

He shall end in certainties.”

Francis Bacon

(1605)

Francis Bacon

Lawyer, Scientist (1561–1626)
Francis Bacon was an English Renaissance statesman and philosopher, best known for his promotion of the scientific method.
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Quotabit 39. “Gold Medalist” (20.09.2014.)

“If you get a Gold medal at any stage in your career

You would be a “Gold Medalist” throughout your life!”

Sudipta Paul

02.01.2013.

Quotabit 40. Winning Gold, Silver, Bronze (20.09.2014.)

‘You do not win silver you lose gold’ 

Author unknown

Quotabit 41. ‘All that glitters is not gold’ (20.09.2014.)

“But gold always glitters”

Sudipta Paul

15.09.1995.

All that glitters is not gold is a well-known saying, meaning that not everything that looks precious or true turns out to be so. This can apply to people, places, or things that promise to be more than they really are. The expression, in various forms, originated in or before the 12th century and may date back to Aesop.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_that_glitters_is_not_gold

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Quotabit 42. ‘God’ & ‘Go(l)d’

“The ‘Gold Standard’ is based on Gold as Gold’s value is next to God only! Just add ‘L’ to God. None of the other ‘precious’ metals is so close to God! 

Sudipta Paul

20.09.2014.

Quotabit 43. ‘The Greatest Sin’

“The greatest sin of all is the lust to go to Heaven”

Sudipta Paul

20.09.2014.

Quotabit 44. ‘The Paradox’

“Too much of light or the complete lack of it makes us blind.”

Sudipta Paul

25.09.2014.

Quotabit 45. ‘Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.’ – Napoleon Bonaparte

“Impossible is a word to be found

only in the dictionary of fool(s).

Try to, without your feet touching the ground, 

sitting on a stool,

lift it, with your hands, from the ground!

Isn’t it too cool?”

Sudipta Paul

25.09.2014.

Quotabit 46. Success quote (02.10.2014.)

“The sky isn’t the limit, but always keep your feet on the Earth.”

Sudipta Paul

(11.07.2013.)

Quotabit 47. Success quote (02.10.2014.)

“Don’t be limited in your thoughts by limits but always work within your limitations.”

Sudipta Paul

(11.07.2013.)

Quotabit 48. ‘Hate’ (02.10.2014.)

“I hate to hate anybody! That word should not exist in the Mankind”

Sudipta Paul

(03.06.2004.)

Quotabit 49. ‘Evil’ (02.10.2014.)

“EVIL is so evil as it is just opposite to ‘LIVE’!

(Read ‘LIVE’ in the reverse direction)

Sudipta Paul

(02.10.20014.)

Quotabit 50. ‘Anatomy’ vs ‘Physiology’

“Gross anatomical defects cannot be fully compensated by enhanced physiological functions”

Sudipta Paul

(04.08.20013.)

Quotabit 51. ‘Structure’ vs ‘Function’

“Gross structural defects cannot be fully compensated by exaggerated functions”

Sudipta Paul

(04.08.20013.)

Quotabit 52. ‘Celebrity’

“The majority of the celebrities are illusionary figures created by the media for their mutual gain, whose ‘events’ are celebrated by people not related to him/her by blood or law (‘The Public’) by paying from their own pocket!”

Sudipta Paul

(03.10.20014.)

Quotabit 53. ‘Weekend’

“What am I going to do over the weekend?

In fact, my week never ends!

Therefore, the weekend does not exist.”

Sudipta Paul

(03.10.20014.)

Quotabit 54. ‘The Greatest War’

“The Greatest of all wars is the war with one’s own self. If somebody can win that war, he/she can conquer the whole Universe.” 

Sudipta Paul

(03.10.20014.)

Quotabit 55. Success’ (09.10.2014.)

“To win, you don’t have to always run fast. Life is not a 100 meter sprint. It is a marathon with variable speed as required. What is important whether your direction towards the finishing line is right or not.” 

Sudipta Paul

(14.11.2012.)

Quotabit 56. “Mental Health Problems” – World Mental Health Day 2014 (10.10.2014.)

“Some of the people with mental health issues are like the highly talented footballer who dribbles all the players in the opposition including the goal-keeper but, instead of scoring a goal, crosses the goal-line outside the goal-post  and continues to dribble outside the pitch!”

Sudipta Paul

(07.10.2014.)

Quotabit 57. “Negative” (11.10.2014.)

“I cannot see in the dark (can you?). I can see things only if light is reflected from them. Besides the presence of light it requires presence of the object as well. If the object does not exist I would not see it even in the presence of the brightest sunshine. In the same way I cannot see ‘negative’ as it does not exist. The only thing I can see is ‘positive’.”

As a matter of fact a person can physically have $100 currency note, but not -$100 currency note . A person can have 3 houses or children, but not -3 houses or children.

“Outside mathematics, the concept of minus or “negative” is hypothetical.”

“If, for the sake of debate, we were to accept the existence of ‘negative’ that would be the greatest ‘negative’ thought of all.”

We value people for their achievements, not for what they could not achieve. The possibilities of non-achievement are hypothetical and end-less. Nobody, in fact, knows what could have been achieved. On the other hand, the achievements are facts that have already happened and can be measured. A striker footballer is generally valued on the basis of the number of goals he has scored, not by the ones he has missed or could have scored. In the game of cricket, a batsman is generally valued on the basis of the number of runs he has scored, not by the ones he has failed to score or could have scored. Similarly, a bowler  is generally valued on the basis of the number of wickets he has taken, not by the ones he has failed to take or could have taken. In all areas of life the achievements (‘positives’) could actually be seen as these are actual facts. It might be worth not wasting time trying to ‘be positive’ based on the illusion of ‘negative’.

“Whatever happens in life is just a part of life, neither ‘negative’ nor ‘positive’.”

“When you are playing a football match you have 90 minutes (before extra time, if required) to show your worth as a player. Try to score as many goals as possible rather than thinking of how many goals you have missed.”

Sudipta Paul

Quotabit 58. “The Primary Teacher – at the School Level” (13.10.2014.)

“The job of the Primary Teacher are to convert a raw lump of iron ore to stainless steel with the addition of carbon, chromium, manganese, nickel, molybdenum, boron, titanium, vanadium, niobium etc and to change the shape of the irregular lump in to a sharp and smooth stiletto.”

Sudipta Paul

26.08.2012.

Quotabit 59. “The Secondary Teacher – at the Graduation Level” (13.10.2014.)

“The job of the Secondary Teacher are to enhance the sharpness of the stiletto by regularly sharpening it and to maintain the chromium content at the appropriate level so that the stainless steel does not convert in to ordinary steel and start rusting.”

Sudipta Paul

(13.10.2014.)

Quotabit 60. “The Tertiary Teacher/Guide – at the Post-Graduation Level and beyond” (13.10.2014.)

“The job of the Tertiary Teacher/Guide are to clean and iron out the wrinkles in the stiletto cover.”

Sudipta Paul

(13.10.2014.)

Quotabit 61. According to the following explanation (in the picture) the quote should be modified as “Behind every successful man there are plenty of women”. (14.10.2014.)

Sudipta Paul

Successful men

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Quotabit 62. “Believing Blindly” (15.10.2014.)

“Do you walk blindly (with closed eyes)? If you do you would bang in to something soon for sure.  Do you eat with closed mouth? So why would you believe anything blindly (with closed mind and without thinking)? As the eyes are there to see and check the surroundings before moving, the brain is there to think before accepting anything as facts and acting on it.”

Sudipta Paul

Quotabit 63. “The Birth” – by the Gastroenterologist (15.10.2014.)

“The Birth is an event when the fetal parenteral feeding changes to neonatal enteral feeding.”

Sudipta Paul

26.08.2014.

Quotabit 64. “The Birth” – by the Economist (15.10.2014.)

“The Birth is an event when the product is launched on the market”

Sudipta Paul

Quotabit 65. “The Birth” – by Hospital Management (15.10.2014.)

“The Birth is an event when the generalist fetus starts providing full specialist services as a  neonate with a new service as Respiratory Physician.” 

Sudipta Paul

Quotabit 66. “Clarity begins at home” (17.10.2014.)

Sudipta Paul

(17.10.2014.)

Quotabit 67. “Learning” – “Self Directed Learning (SDL)” (17.10.2014.)

“Self Directed Learning (SDL) is the best way to learn. But when it is implemented in courses, a substantial time is wasted to “reinvent the wheels”, to find out what is already public knowledge.”

It would be useful if the students are guided by the teacher regarding the facts that are already known so that the students could build on that further through SDL. Otherwise, if the students are left alone to learn even the basic facts through SDL, they would spend the majority of the time to do that. What is the point in leaving people on their own to discover America again when it has already been discovered. The students should be provided with that knowledge so that they could spend time to discover planets and stars in the Universe through SDL. If we have built a ten storied house, our next generation should not start building another house from scratch. They should start building from the eleventh floor!”

Sudipta Paul

(17.10.2014.)

Quotabit 68. “Must know your circle” (18.10.2014.)

“Make sure everybody in your boat is rowing  not drilling holes when you are not looking.”

Source

Joseph Dinabandhu Das

Facebook, 18.10.2014.

Quotabit 69. “Past, Present & Future” (22.10.2014.)

“Past is not Past!

Past has made me what I am today.

Present is how people perceive me.

Future is a dream that has not even been dreamed of yet!”

Sudipta Paul

(22.10.2014.)

Quotabit 70. “Humans and Mobile phones” (22.10.2014.)

“Humans are like Mobile phones. They are so similar to each other!

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1. a) Humans are mobile.

    b) Mobile phones are “mobile”.

2. a) Humans can see with the eyes, capture image and store data (both image and text) in the brain. They can transfer data as well (with the tongue and writing).

    b) Mobile phones can take pictures and store data (both image and text). They can transfer data as well (with physical connection or “blue tooth”!).

3. a) We feel excited when we hear the news of pregnancy (new product coming on the market).

    b) We feel excited when we hear the news of new smart phone (e.g. iPhone) coming on the market.

4. a) The majority of the time the parents select name(s) for the baby in early part of pregnancy.

    b) The new smart phone (e.g. iPhone 6) is given a name well ahead of its arrival at the market.

5. a) We eagerly wait throughout the pregnancy for the arrival of the baby.

     b) We eagerly wait throughout the manufacturing period for the arrival of the new smart phone.

6. a) The birth of the baby is celebrated and everybody visits to have a glimpse of or cuddle the baby. The parents supposedly “feel proud” to have the baby .

    b) The launch of the new smart phone is celebrated and everybody stands in long queues to have a glimpse of or buy one. We “feel proud” to possess the new smart phone and “show off”.

7. a) The new baby gets disproportionately greater protection from trauma, loss etc. compared to other older ones.

     b) The new smart phone gets disproportionately greater protection from trauma, loss etc. compared to other older ones.

8. a) The new baby gets new clothes.

     b) The new smart phone gets new luxury cover.

9. a) The new baby gets immunisation against diseases.

     b) The new smart phone gets insurance cover against damage or loss.

10. a) The baby receives various new information to get ready for day to day function.

       b) The new smart phone gets new applications to enhance its function.

11. a) Humans need to recharge their batteries (taking food).

      b) The mobile phones needs recharging their batteries .

12. a) Humans, with advanced age, lose efficiency despite recharging.

       b) The mobile phones, with advanced age, lose efficiency despite recharging.

13. a) Humans, with advanced age, need to attend the doctors/hospital for various ailments.

      b) The mobile phones, with advanced age, need to be checked in the repair shop for various malfunctions.

14. a) Humans, with advanced age, may need surgery/organ replacement.

       b) The mobile phones, with advanced age, may need repair/change of parts.

15. a) Humans, with advanced age, become less sought after with younger ones receiving more attention and importance.

       b) The mobile phones, with advanced age, become less sought after with newer models receiving more attention and importance. .

16. a) Humans, after death, are disposed off through a safe standard operating procedure.

       b) The mobile phones, after “death” or serious malfunction, are disposed off through a safe standard operating procedure.

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Sudipta Paul

(22.10.2014.)

Quotabit 71. “Scientific knowledge” (23.10.2014.)

Accumulation of scientific knowledge is an eternal journey through the unknown. It would go on and on as it is open ended.”

Sudipta Paul

(19.12.2012.)

Quotabit 72. “Deserving” (23.10.2014.)

“Do we deserve something that has to be bought with debt? Logically not”

This would be considered as controversial, especially in relation to buying property. This is a statement based on a particular Philosophy/Principle.

Sudipta Paul

(23.10.2014.)

Quotabit 73. “The Greatest Wishful Thinking – praying to God for own benefit” (25.10.2014.)

“The Greatest Wishful Thinking is to expect that God would do your job if you prayed well. God has sent you to do your job, not to waste your and God’s time by asking Him to do that for you” 

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When somebody prays to God to get something done, it would be annoying to him, at best he might smile and ignore it. If it is a frequent event, he would have told his cabinet “What non-sense! The inbox in my iPhone10 has been full with his messages and e-mails, and with almost hourly reminders. A worthless chap! I have sent him to the Earth to do few jobs and he has been asking me to do that for him. I have given him a place to stay (the Earth), air to breathe, water (plus soft and hard drinks) to drink, foods to eat, brain to think and store data, eyes to see, ears to hear, legs to move, hands to work, parents and relatives to rear him, schools and colleges to study, teachers to be taught, places of work (including multinational companies) to work and earn, businesses to do, cars to drive, computers and smartphones to do everything, Facebook and Twitter for social networking, exotic places to visit, sports and films to enjoy, and so many other things. I should have sent him to the Hell to clean the toilets rather than sending him to the Earth! (with a pause) I am not sure whether that would have been a good idea either. Then he would have asked me to go to the Hell and clean the toilets there. I don’t know what to do with this lazy ……. Probably I have to disable the satellite connection so that he cannot contact me. He would still be able to send messages and e-mails from his end, but that would be diverted elsewhere and lost in Space. Do you agree with me?” All the members in the cabinet would say ‘aye’ and the resolution would have been passed unanimously by voice vote”

Shaken! That’s the fact. If you employ somebody to do a job and that person starts asking you to do it for him, wouldn’t your response be similar? Just ask yourself. Would you be happy to do it for him? If you employ a house-maid/domestic help, and she starts asking you to do the cleaning etc, would you be very happy with her? If you are not, then God is no exception. A football match is being played. The footballers start looking frequently at the Chairman of the selection committee, who is sitting on the gallery, and ask to score goals for them. The Chairman would say “I have selected you …… people to play the match and score goals. I have organised for your practice, and appointed a coach and the training team. I have arranged for your payments and all other facilities. You have been sent to the football pitch to play the game, and to play it well. Its not my job to do it for you.” Does anybody disagree? Would anybody suggest that the Chairman would enter the pitch and do the job of the footballers? The evidence in favour of this concept is that no Chairman of the selection committee has ever scored the goal, it has always been scored by the footballers. Think about your own life, the things you wanted for yourself and had prayed to God for these to happen. Some of them had happened (not necessarily within the time frame you had wished for), some of them didn’t (you would probably agree if you are honest). Did a single thing, which you wanted and had happened, happen without you working on it? The answer is “No”. You had to work on it to make it happen because it was your job to do it. If you did not work on something and had only prayed to God, it had never happened. Check it yourself. Now the question is what do you pray for when you pray to God? Simple, pray for the whole world and “others”, not for yourself. Any prayer (application) to God, for tasks that should be done by you, would be summarily rejected by default! Mind you!

Sudipta Paul

(19.10.2014.)

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Quotabit 74. “The Rich are bad and evil” (27.10.2014.)

“I would be happy to see a single person in the whole world who does not want to be ‘richer’, not only in relation to monetary wealth, in respect of all sorts of wealth such as materialistic, spiritual etc etc.”

Sudipta Paul

(03.08.1984.)

Quotabit 75. “Grapes are sour” 1 (27.10.2014.)

“Grapes taste sour when they have either been grown or possessed by somebody else and we cannot taste them. They taste sweet instantly when we can taste them.”

Sudipta Paul

(27.10.2014.)

Quotabit 76. “Grapes are sour” 2 (27.10.2014.) “If the grapes taste sour, wait a bit longer and let them ripen. They would taste sweeter.”

Sudipta Paul

(27.10.2014.)

Quotabit 77. “Entertainer vs Entrepreneur” (29.10.2014.)

“What would the future of the society be, where the greatest entertainment is to entertain the entertainers rather than the Entrepreneurs?”

Sudipta Paul

(27.10.2014.)

Quotabit 78. “Life” (02.11.2014.)

“Life is a game of trapeze (Sunanda Surray)! Yes, without the net at the bottom (Sudipta Paul)!”

Sunanda Surray

Sudipta Paul

(27.10.2014.)

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“History

“The art of trapeze performance was developed by Jules Léotard, a young French acrobat and aerialist, in Toulouse in the mid-1800s. He invented the flying trapeze, practising over his father’s swimming pool.

Types of trapeze

  • Static trapeze refers to a trapeze act in which the performer moves around the bar and ropes, performing a wide range of movements including balances, drops, hangs while the bar itself stays generally static. The difficulty on a static trapeze is making every move look effortless. It is like dance, in that most people of a reasonable level of strength can get onto the trapeze bar for the first time and some basic tricks, but an experienced artist will do them with much more grace and style.
  • Swinging trapeze (or swinging single trapeze) refers to an act performed on a trapeze swinging in a forward – backward motion. The performer builds up swing from a still position, and uses the momentum of the swing to execute the tricks. Usually tricks on a swinging trapeze are thrown on the peaks of the swing and involve dynamic movements that require precise timing. Most of the tricks begin with the performer sitting or standing on the bar and end with the performer catching the bar in his/her hands or in an ankle hang (hanging by the ankles by bracing them between the rope and the bar). This act requires a great deal of strength, grace, and flexibility. The trapeze bar is weighted and often has cable inside the supporting ropes for extra strength to withstand the dynamic forces of the swing.
  • Flying trapeze refers to a trapeze act where a performer, or “flyer,” grabs the trapeze bar and jumps off a high platform, or pedestal board, so that gravity creates the swing. The swing’s parts are the “force out” (sometimes called the “cast out”) at the far end of the first swing, the beat back and the rise (a.k.a. “seven”) as the performer swings back above the pedestal board, and then the trick is thrown at the far end of the second swing. The performer often releases the bar and is caught by another performer, the “catcher,” who hangs by his or her knees on another trapeze, or sometimes on a cradle, which can be either stationary or also swinging. People of any size are able to execute basic trapeze maneuvers. Flying trapeze is generally done over a net, or occasionally over water.
  • Washington trapeze (also known as head trapeze or heavy trapeze) refers to a variation on static and swinging trapeze where the aerialist performs various headstand skills on the bar, which is typically much heavier than a normal trapeze bar and has a small (about 4-inch round) headstand platform on it. The trapeze is supported by wire cables rather than ropes, and the apparatus will often be lifted and lowered during the act.
  • Double trapeze (also known as the French trapeze) is a variation on the static trapeze, and features two performers working together on the same trapeze to perform figures and bear each other’s weight. It can also be performed swinging, in which case the act is called “swinging double trapeze.”
  • Multiple trapeze

    Triple trapeze

    refers to a number of different shapes and sizes of trapeze, including double trapeze, triple trapeze and larger multiples designed for use by multiple simultaneous flyers. Shaped trapezes are apparatuses that can take virtually any shape imaginable.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trapeze References

  1.  “Circus Dictionary”. National Institute of Circus Arts. Retrieved 10-1-09.
  2. V&A biography notes

[/expand] Quotabit 79. The Public, Politicians and Religious Guru-s (02.11.2014.) “The ‘Public’ need to change themselves and stop expecting to enjoy undue privilege. The politicians or religious Guru-s don’t fall from the sky, Hell or Heaven, they are just a group of the ‘Public’ that is power hungry and manage to manipulate, fool and coerce the ‘Cattle Class’ to enjoy undue privilege that the ‘Public’ wish to enjoy themselves! Its a never ending vicious circle!”

Sudipta Paul

(02.11.2014.)

Quotabit 80. “The ultimate truth about driving” (02.11.2014.)

“A car cannot be driven faster if it is towed to a caravan.” 

Sudipta Paul

(19.10.2014.)

Quotabit 81. “Problems/puzzles in life” (05.11.2014.)

“Do not expect that all problems/puzzles in life would be coming from the syllabus. On the contrary, the majority of them, especially the most difficult ones would be faced for the first time in life.”

 Sudipta Paul

(05.11.2014.)

Quotabit 82. “Problem and Solution” (05.11.2014.)

“When you do not know the answer to a question (or solution to a problem) look around for clues.”

Sudipta Paul

(05.04.2010.)

Quotabit 83. “End of War” (05.11.2014.)

“Only the dead have seen the end of war.” 

Plato

Quotabit 84. “The Solar system of Life” (05.11.2014.)

Quotabit 85. “Life” (05.11.2014.)

“The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.” 

C. JoyBell C.

Quotabit 86. “Life” (05.11.2014.)

“The trouble is if you don’t spend your life yourself, other people spend it for you.” 

Peter ShafferFive Finger Exercise: A Play

Quotabit 87. “Be as you like” (05.11.2014.)

“If you are like the Moon, you would revolve around the Earth.

If you are like the Earth, you would revolve around the Sun and the Moon would revolve around you.

If you are like the Sun, you would revolve around the Centre of the Universe, and the Earth and other planets in the solar system would revolve around you.

If you are like the Centre of the Universe, you would not revolve around anybody and all the planets and stars in the Universe would revolve around you.

Be as you like”

Sudipta Paul

(19.10.2014.)

Quotabit 88. “Courage” (05.11.2014.)

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” 

Maya Angelou

Quotabit 89. “Happiness” (05.11.2014.)

“Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” 

Steve MaraboliLife, the Truth, and Being Free

Quotabit 90. “Copyright” (05.11.2014.)

“Copyright is the right to copy own writing!”

Sudipta Paul

(03.11.2014.)

Quotabit 91. Copy vs Original” (05.11.2014.)

“It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.”

Anonymous (?Lord Sri Krishna), The Bhagavad Gita

Quotabit 92. “Being nice” (05.11.2014.)

“Hiding how you really feel and trying to make everyone happy doesn’t make you nice, it just makes you a liar.”

Jenny O’ConnellThe Book of Luke

Quotabit 93. “Born with a silver spoon in the mouth” 

“I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth, but with a useful tongue as everybody else!”

Sudipta Paul

(19.10.2014.)

Quotabit 94. “God, Religions and Matter” (09.11.2014.)

“As the same matter takes different forms and shapes in different conditions of temperature and pressure (?possibly time), God takes different forms and shapes in different religions, societies and cultures at different times.”

For example water is usually in liquid form, visible but transparent, at usual atmospheric temperature and pressure. Below the freezing point (varies according to the atmospheric pressure) it forms ice that is visible and opaque, and may contain hundreds to thousands of ice crystals. Above the boiling point (varies according to the atmospheric pressure) it forms water vapour that is invisible.

In Hinduism there are several Gods and Goddesses of different forms and shapes with visible statues and pictures, so were in ancient Greek, Egyptian and Roman religions. This is like the ice form of water (visible) with multiple ice crystals. The Abrahamic religions like Christianity, Islam and Judaism believe in invisible God like the water vapour form of water (invisible). The Protestant belief in Jesus Christ is like a part of the water vapour in the Heaven descending to the Earth as a piece of ice/water.

Sudipta Paul

(06.11.2014.)

Reference on Religion

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_and_Islam

Quotabit 94. “Injustice to Money” (09.11.2014.)

“Money is nothing but a medium for exchange of goods and services like the electricity for exchange of one form of energy to another (mechanical, heat, nuclear or solar to mechanical, heat or light). Money was not devised to buy ‘happiness’, ‘peace’ (debatable), ‘love’, ‘luck’, ‘trust’, ‘talent’, ‘respect’, immortality etc etc (the list is endless).”

Money was devised to bring uniformity in exchange of goods and services. I feel so sorry for ‘money’ when people criticise that money cannot buy this and that. They are equally wrong as people saying that money can buy everything. This reminds me the famous quote by Albert Einstein:

Einstein Fish climbing

I believe that ‘money’ feels the same way as the fish! The car is meant for transport. Would it be appropriate to expect it to wash clothes or cook foods?

Sudipta Paul

(09.11.2014.)

History of money

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“The history of money concerns the development of means of carrying out transactions involving a physical medium of exchange. Money is any clearlyidentifiable object of value that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts within a market or which is legal tenderwithin a country. Many things have been used as medium of exchange in markets including, for example, livestock and sacks of cereal grain (from which the Shekel is derived) – things directly useful in themselves, but also sometimes merely attractive items such as cowry shells or beads were exchanged for more usefulcommoditiesPrecious metals from which early coins were made fall into this second category. Numismatics is the scientific study of money and its history in all its varied forms. Non-monetary exchange

Barter

In Politics Book 1:9 (c.350 B.C.) the Greek philosopher Aristotle contemplated on the nature of money. He considered that every object has two uses, the first being the original purpose for which the object was designed, and the second possibility is to conceive of the object as an item to sell or barter. The assignment of monetary value to an otherwise insignificant object such as a coin or promissory note arises as people and their trading associate evolve a psychological capacity to place trust in each other and in external authority within barter exchange.

With barter, an individual possessing any surplus of value, such as a measure of grain or a quantity of livestock could directly exchange that for something perceived to have similar or greater value or utility, such as a clay pot or a tool. The capacity to carry out barter transactions is limited in that it depends on a coincidence of wants. The seller of food grain has to find the buyer who wants to buy grain and who also could offer in return something the seller wants to buy. There is no agreed standard measure into which both seller and buyer could exchange commodities according to their relative value of all the various goods and services offered by other potential barter partners.

Criticisms

David Kinley considers the theory of Aristotle to be flawed because the philosopher probably lacked sufficient understanding of the ways and practices of primitive communities, and so may have formed his opinion from personal experience and conjecture. In his book Debt: The First 5000 Years, anthropologist David Graeber argues against the suggestion that money was invented to replace barter. The problem with this version of history, he suggests, is the lack of any supporting evidence. His research indicates that “gift economies” were common, at least at the beginnings of the first agrarian societies, when humans used elaborate credit systems. Graeber proposes that money as a unit of account was invented the moment when the unquantifiable obligation “I owe you one” transformed into the quantifiable notion of “I owe you one unit of something”. In this view, money emerged first as credit and only later acquired the functions of a medium of exchange and a store of value.

Gift economy

In a gift economy, valuable goods and services are regularly given without any explicit agreement for immediate or future rewards (i.e. there is no formal quid pro quo). Ideally, simultaneous or recurring giving serves to circulate and redistribute valuables within the community. There are various social theories concerning gift economies. Some consider the gifts to be a form of reciprocal altruism. Another interpretation is that implicit “I owe you” debt and social status are awarded in return for the “gifts”. Consider for example, the sharing of food in some hunter-gatherer societies, where food-sharing is a safeguard against the failure of any individual’s daily foraging. This custom may reflect altruism, it may be a form of informal insurance, or may bring with it social status or other benefits. The emergence of money Anatolian obsidian as a raw material for stone-age tools was distributed as early as 12,000 B.C., with organized trade occurring in the 9th millennium.(Cauvin; Chataigner 1998) In Sardinia, one of the four main sites for sourcing the material deposits of obsidian within the Mediterranean, trade in this was replaced in the 3rd millennium by trade in copper and silver. As early as 9000 BC both grain and cattle were used as money or as barter (Davies) (the first grain remains found, considered to be evidence of pre-agricultural practice date to 17,000 BC). The importance of grain with respect to the value of money is inherent in language where the term for a small quantity of gold was “grain of gold”. In the earliest instances of trade with money, the things with the greatest utility and reliability in terms of re-use and re-trading of these things (their marketability), determined the nature of the object or thing chosen to exchange. So as in agricultural societies, things needed for efficient and comfortable employment of energies for the production of cereals and the like were the most easy to transfer to monetary significance for direct exchange. As more of the basic conditions of the human existence were met to the satisfaction of human needs, so the division of labour increased to create new activities for the use of time to solve more advanced concerns. As people’s needs became more refined, so indirect exchange became more likely as the physical separation of skilled labourers (suppliers) from their prospective clients (demand) required the use of a medium common to all communities, to facilitate a wider market. Reference [/expand] Quotabit 95. “Iceberg of Life” (09.11.2014.) “Life is like the iceberg floating in sea water, only 1/10th visible on the surface”

Sudipta Paul

(09.11.2014.)

Quotabit 96. “The Crab Bucket Syndrome and how to defy it” (09.11.2014.)

Crab Bucket Syndrome

The Crab Bucket Syndrome is nothing but the collective ‘gravity’ exerted by the people closure to the floor of the society pulling down the person climbing up against the gravity.

To defy gravity, a rocket has to have enough power to climb to the space, otherwise it ends up in the Atlantic or Pacific ocean. Likewise, the person climbing up must have enough power to defy the collective ‘gravity’ exerted by the people closure to the floor of the society. One or two might get hold of the person climbing up for a while making climbing difficult because of the substantial increase in their weight. If the person climbing up does not have enough power to defy the pull downwards, he would come down to the floor. If he has enough power to defy the pull downwards, he would continue to climb up, and the people holding on to him would eventually fall down as they would not be able to tolerate the adverse atmosphere further higher up (low oxygen, temperature etc).  

In India, it is popularly known as the “Indian Crab Syndrome” because of its perceived high prevalence. It is not confined to India only, it is a universal phenomenon on all the planets. The colour of the crabs might be brown or black in India and in some other countries, white elsewhere on the Earth, red in Mars, yellow in Jupiter and blue in Saturn!

Sudipta Paul

(09.11.2014.)

The Crab Bucket Syndrome

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Crab mentality, sometimes referred to as crabs in the bucket, is a phrase that describes a way of thinking best described by the phrase “if I can’t have it, neither can you.” The metaphor refers to a pot of crabs. Individually, the crabs could easily escape from the pot, but instead, they grab at each other in a useless “king of the hill” competition which prevents any from escaping and ensures their collective demise. The analogy in human behavior is that members of a group will attempt to “pull down” (negate or diminish the importance of) any member who achieves success beyond the others, out of envy,conspiracy or competitive feelings. This term is broadly associated with short-sighted, non-constructive thinking rather than a unified, long-term, constructive mentality. It is also often used colloquially in reference to individuals or communities attempting to improve their socioeconomic situations, but kept from doing so by others attempting to ride upon their coat-tails or those who simply resent their success. The popularity of the phrase has made accusing opponents of crab mentality a common form of defense against criticism, whether the criticism is valid or not. Depending on the context, this tactic may fall under the logical fallacy known asargumentum ad invidiam, or appeal to envy. While the reason for crab mentality is thought to be jealousy, and a paucity of resources leading to perpetual competition, it also appears to be a behavioural trait indulged in despite people knowing it to be disadvantageous to them. Reference [/expand] Quotabit 97. “Chair” (09.11.2014.) “What matters is who sits on the chairperson’s chair, not the chair itself.”

Sudipta Paul

(09.11.2014.)

Quotabit 98. “Hunger Strike” (09.11.2014.) “It is not striking if somebody goes on ‘hunger strike’. It is his/her choice whether to eat and drink or not. We have no right to interfere with somebody’s personal choice. He/she is mature enough to make a choice and face the consequences gracefully!”

Sudipta Paul

(09.11.2014.)

Quotabit 99. “Share/Life” (11.11.2014.)

“You could only maximise your profit if you bought a share when its price was at rock bottom and had sold it when the price skyrocketed. If you buy the share when the price has already skyrocketed, you are unlikely to benefit from it and would be more likely to make a great loss.”

Sudipta Paul

(09.11.2014.)

Quotabit 100. “Regarding patients’ perception about Doctor” (19.11.2014.)

“A Doctor is neither God

Nor a Magician”

Sudipta Paul

(02.10.2010.)

Quotabit 101. “The Best Course” (19.11.2014.)

“The Best Course for an exam is

The exam itself” 

Sudipta Paul

(26.08.2000.)

Quotabit 102. “Knowledge and Exam” (22.11.2014.)

“There is a difference between having knowledge and its efficient implementation in to practice. Wise people would not necessarily do very well in the examinations.”

Sudipta Paul

(20.01.2013.)

Read more Quotabit 103. “Knowledge and Footballer” (22.11.2014.) “A person with a lot of knowledge about football would not necessarily be an excellent footballer as that requires other technical skills and use of judgment on the field that implements the knowledge into practice.”

Sudipta Paul

(20.01.2013.)

Read more Quotabit 104. “Sunlight and solar energy” (22.11.2014.) “Abundance of Sunlight does not provide practically usable “solar energy” unless it is converted to electricity by the solar cells.”

Sudipta Paul

(20.01.2013.)

Read more Quotabit 105. “What is tested in an exam” (22.11.2014.) “To be successful in an examination you need to understand what is tested. In an examination your ability to answer a particular question correctly is tested.”

Sudipta Paul

(20.01.2013.)

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Quotabit 106. “Competitive vs non-competitive examinations” (30.11.2014.) “In competitive examinations, the candidates are ranked according to their performances (marks obtained) and only the top few get a chance to fulfill their wisdom (professional or educational courses, jobs etc). While the ‘non-competitive’ examinations to progress through academic career and achieve qualifications have a qualifying or pass mark, in a real sense, these are not ‘non-competitive’ as the marks or grades obtained would have a significant impact on the subsequent career opportunities. Therefore, it is imperative that an organised, structured and efficient approach to prepare for the examinations is developed from the early stage of life. For example, entry into some of the professional or educational courses are based on the marks or grades obtained in previous examinations (such as the MBBS / MBChB courses in the UK). For the others a minimum marks or grades obtained in previous examinations are required to be eligible to get entry into those courses besides being successful in the respective competitive examinations (such as the MBBS / BDS / BE courses in India).

Sudipta Paul

(20.01.2013.)

Read more Quotabit 107. “Exam Success” (30.11.2014.) “Whether somebody would achieve success in the examination depends basically on two factors, luck and efficient work (not working hard blindly). To be successful, one needs both.” While one cannot control his or her luck, he or she could always try to prepare for the examination efficiently. Therefore, one’s success in the examination would vary depending on how efficiently he or she plans and prepares for the examination.

Sudipta Paul

(20.01.2013.)

Read more Quotabit 108. Readophilia – “Read-wise Exam-foolish” (30.11.2014.) “Reading too much would make you wiser about the subject, but miser about getting marks in the exam.” The majority of the candidates only concentrate on reading as much as possible and ignore the other skills required to achieve success in the examinations. While reading too much would make them wiser about the subject but miser about performing and getting marks in the examinations. It is an inefficient method (marks obtained per unit time of reading) to score marks in the examinations. For a particular level of marks the amount of reading would have to be substantially higher compared with an efficient method of preparation where the techniques to score higher marks are incorporated and successfully implemented in the examinations. This is very simple. Suppose, a person knows theoretically that to win a football match his team needs to score more goals than the opposition. He also knows theoretically how to score goals and prevent the opposition from scoring goals. Would the person keep on increasing his theoretical knowledge about football to the post-Doctoral level or prepare strategies about the forthcoming match, and put on his boots to practise playing football? There is no alternative to practising what you have to do in the examination. You could only improve the efficiency of your efforts and perform well if you acquire the skills that are tested in the examination. You cannot do that by reading only. You have to use the techniques to improve your efficiency and…

Sudipta Paul

(20.01.2013.)

Read more Quotabit 109. “Love” (02.12.2014.)

“ভালবাসা নামক টস কয়েনের দু’টি পিঠ; মানিয়ে নেয়া আর মেনে নেয়া”

“The toss of Love is like the two sides of a coin

Adapt and Accept” (translated by Sudipta Paul)

Jahid Hasan

Quotabit 110. “Achieving Your Goals” (16.01.2015.)

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”

Henry David Thoreau

Quotabit 111. “Achieving Your Goals” (17.01.2015.)

“You cannot live a positive life with a negative mind. Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and the thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.”

Edmund Lee

Quotabit 112. “Achieving Your Goals” (17.01.2015.)

“In the end it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.”

Abraham Lincoln

Quotabit 113. “Achieving Your Goals” (14.03.2015.)

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

C S Lewis

Quotabit 114. “Obstructions to Achieving Your Goals” (14.03.2015.)

“If you feel that you face obstructions in ‘Achieving Your Goals’, you are either not sharp enough to penetrate through the perceived obstruction or not powerful enough to bulldoze it or not diplomatic enough to circumvent it.”

Sudipta Paul

Quotabit 115. “Temptation to act” (18.07.2015.)

“Never enter a ‘football pitch’ until you are ready to play the match. Otherwise, you would only expose yourself to ridicule”

Sudipta Paul

03.07.2015.

Quotabit 116. “Help Syndrome in the Exam”

“An extra mark scored by any other candidate taking the examination means you need to get an extra mark to keep the difference in your performance with him or her the same. The better the other candidate does the more your performance would be devalued. Therefore, your aim should be to improve your performance not others as then you lose the advantage you get by planning efficiently.”

Sudipta Paul

In “How to be successful in an examination – Ten Commandments”

26.01.2013.

Quotabit 117. Degreephilia – “Degree-wise Wisdom-foolish”

“Some people run after degrees as that is perceived by the society as evidence of great academic achievement. The maximum degrees achievable is only 360. It is more important to go outside the ‘circle’ and explore issues that would help the Mankind. It takes only ’60 minutes’ or ‘3600 seconds’ to achieve a degree! Is that a big deal?”

Sudipta Paul

24.07.2015.

Quotabit 118. “Dreams – on Dr Abdul Kalam’s death”

Dr Abdul Kalam will no longer dream as he has gone to sleep eternally”

Sudipta Paul

27.07.2015.

1Abdul-Kalam-quotes Dream

  Quotabit 119. “Keys to Success” (02.08.2015.)

Talent, merit or IQ is not the only factor in achieving success. What is more important is how efficiently one uses one’s ability to convert the invisible potential in to visible, objective, measurable substance of deeds. It is somewhat like using energy to synthesise new useful substances from the available raw materials as the solar energy is used to synthesise glucose from carbon dioxide and water during photosynthesis.”

Sudipta Paul

02.08.2015.

Quotabit 120. “Borrowed Brilliance” (02.08.2015.)

“If one’s brilliance is borrowed from somebody else, it would vary in quantity and quality with time and its relation with the source of its brilliance as happens with the Moon that appears brilliant during the full Moon that soon starts waning. On the other hand, the Sun that generates its own brilliance, always remains brilliant”

Sudipta Paul

02.08.2015.

Quotabit 121. “Life is full of illusions – perception of Reality” (02.08.2015.)

“How an event or act is interpreted is not always what the reality is. It is how it is perceived as ‘reality’ while it might be far from it. It is important how you make people perceive rather than what you actually do or don’t

Sudipta Paul

27.08.2014.

Quotabit 122. “Employers’ Love” (02.08.2015.)

“If the employer ‘loves’ you that implies that you are perceived by your employer as doing more work than you are paid for (profitable). The greater the exploitation greater the ‘love’. If the employer ‘dislikes’ you that implies that you are perceived by your employer as doing less work than you are paid for (unprofitable) and you cannot be exploited. The greater the perception that you are unprofitable greater the ‘dislike‘. Mind you, it is the perception of the employer, not necessarily what is happening in reality.

Sudipta Paul

05.08.2012.

Quotabit 123. “Avoiding Stagnation” (02.08.2015.)

“A Rolling Employee gathers no Boss!

Sudipta Paul

02.08.2015.

“A rolling stone gathers no moss is an old proverb, credited to Publilius Syrus, who in his Sententiae states, People who are always moving, with no roots in one place, avoid responsibilities and cares. As such, the proverb is often interpreted as referring to figurative nomads who avoid taking on responsibilities or cultivating or advancing their own knowledge, experience, or culture. Another interpretation equates “moss” to “stagnation“; as such the proverb can also refer to those who keep moving as never lacking for fresh ideas or creativity… The contemporary interpretation of equating moss to undesirable stagnation has turned the traditional understanding on its head: Erasmus’s proverb gave the name “rolling stone” to people who are agile (mobile) and never get rusty due to constant motion.

Reference

Quotabit 124. “The mode of delivery of babies in the future” (08.08.2015.)

“A planned Caesarean section would be the norm in the future and a vaginal delivery would be accidental unless it is too preterm or the baby is already dead in utero!

 Sudipta Paul

09.04.2003.

Quotabit 125. “ ‘Modern Day Obstetrics’ – Instrumental vaginal delivery” (14.08.2015.)

“In ‘Modern Day Obstetrics’ instrumental vaginal delivery, except simple lift out ventouse or forceps, has no place”!

Sudipta Paul

09.04.2003.

Quotabit 126. “Success and real Success”(14.08.2015.) 

“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”

Warren Buffett

Successful people realize that by saying “no” to negativity, extra work, and activities that waste time, they can focus on increasing their productivity. If they say “yes” to everyone or everything, they’ll be too distracted and will not accomplish tasks that have to be done.

Quotabit 127. “Exit” (04.09.2015.) 

“Exit means leaving something behind or making something past – Ex it”

Sudipta Paul

04.09.2015.

Quotabit 128. “Entry”(04.09.2015.) 

“Entry means something that when achieved one ends trying – en(d) try(ing)”

Sudipta Paul

04.09.2015.

Quotabit 129. “Be  Open or Perish” (04.09.2015.) 

“Societies, cultures or people that are not open to new ideas or outside world would eventually cease to exist” These are like people living in a closed room that is impervious to air. With the passage of time, the oxygen level in the room would fall and the carbon dioxide level would rise due to the lack of entry of fresh air in to the room. Eventually, all of them would perish due to anoxia (lack of oxygen). This is usually preceded by the signs of hypercapnia such as disorientation, panic, hyperventilation, convulsions etc.

Sudipta Paul

04.09.2015.

Quotabit 130. “Obesity – the Physiological definition”(08.09.2015.) 

Obesity is nothing but in-vivo transfer and retention of in-vitro elements by active transport!

Sudipta Paul

07.09.2015.

Quotabit 131. “Father’s Day” (23.10.15.) 

“Everyday is father’s (working) day (working 24/7, 365 days per year and 366 days in the Leap years!)!

Sudipta Paul

23.10.15.

See the video Quotabit 132. “Why I am not that tempted to visit temples” (22.11.15.) 

“A stone goes to the temple once and becomes God. A person visits the temple everyday, but does not even become a human being let alone becoming God.”

Unknown Author

Quotabit 133. “Beggars can be choosers” (11.01.2016.)

They can choose to beg!
A profession with unlimited tax-free income!
Sudipta Paul

11.01.2016.

Reference Quotabit 134. “Life – The Trip” (07.02.2016.)

“Life is the time spent on the Earth during a return trip from the Heaven to the Earth.”

Sudipta Paul

07.02.2016.

Quotabit 135. “Bank” (21.02.2016.)

“A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it.”

Bob Hope, Comedian

Quotabit 136. “Life – Attitude & Altitude” (25.02.2016.)

“The greater the attitude shown the higher the altitude climbed in Life!”

Sudipta Paul

25.02.2016.

Quotabit 137. “Image” (04.03.2016.)

1aFake and Real people, Image

  Quotabit 138. “The CEO’s remuneration” (06.03.2016.)

“Some top bosses, it seems, are keen to manage all their costs – except the cost of employing them.”

Daniel Boffey Observer policy editor

Reference Quotabit 139. Teachers – the ladder of ‘success’ (10.04.2016.)

“The horizontal bars to climb towards achieving one’s dream are provided by the Teachers, the vertical arms obviously represent the parents who would always be there.”

Sudipta Paul

10.04.2016.

1aaTeacher Best   .

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© Dr Sudipta Paul, themedideas.com, 2013

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