Friday, February 11, 2011

Quotes from Book "SHANTARAM"

Quotes from Book “SHANTARAM”

1.      “While I was chained to a wall & being tortured. I realized, somehow, through the screaming in my mind, that even in that shackled, bloody helplessness, I was free; free to hate the men who were torturing me, or to forgive them.”

2.      “The great principles & the noble virtues are all very well, in the long run of history; but from one day to the next it’s money that keeps us going.”

3.      “Civilization after all, is defined by what we forbid more than what we permit.”

4.      “When you judge the power that is in a person you must judge their capacities as both friends and enemy.”

5.      “Never let anyone know what you’re thinking; but always know what others thinks of you.”

6.      “I think the future is like anything else that’s important, it has to be earned.”

7.      “In the beginning we feared everything – animals, the weather, the trees, the night sky – everything except each other. Now we fear each other & almost nothing else.”

8.      “The real trick in life is to want nothing and to succeed in getting it.”

9.      “A lot of the bad stuff in the world wasn’t really that bad until someone tried to change it.”

10.  “If fate doesn’t make you laugh, then you just don’t get the joke.”

11.  “Sometimes the lion must roar, just to remind the horse of his fear.”

12.  “The truth is that there are no good men or bad men. It is the deeds that have goodness or badness in them. There are good deeds and bad deeds. Men are just men – it is what they do or refuse to do, that links them to good and evil.”

13.  “Justice is judgment that is both fair and forgiving; justice is not done until everyone is satisfied.”

14.  “Poverty and Pride are devoted blood brothers until one always and inevitably kills the other.”

15.  “Fate always gives you two chances, the one you should take and the one you do.”

16.  “There is no man and no place without war, the only thing we can do is choose a side and fight.”

17.  “Luck is what happens to you when fate gets tired of waiting.”

Author: Gregory David Roberts

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