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Dec21
Character Quotes
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow.
The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865), Lincoln's Own Stories
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character,
give him power. Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character.
He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's
traits might suit him better.
The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC)
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety,
it is impossible for the character to be established.
Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC), The Confucian Analects
Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously.
This is how character is built. Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962), My Day
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both.
And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power
and what is beyond it. Francis Thompson (1859 - 1907)
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)
Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep,
the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
George Santayana (1863 - 1952), "The German Mind: A Philosophical Diagnosis"
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened,
ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)
Of all the properties which belong to honorable men,
not one is so highly prized as that of character.
Henry Clay (1777 - 1852)
A man's character is his fate.
Heraclitus (540 BC - 480 BC), On the Universe
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)
The farther behind I leave the past, the closer I am to forging my own character.
Isabelle Eberhardt
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude (1818 - 1894)
When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.
Japanese Proverb
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than
in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold, Ethan of Athos, 1986
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle (1783 - 1842)
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself
is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru, Oprah Magazine, May 2004
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Menander (342 BC - 292 BC)
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character,
if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841 - 1935)
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant (1906 - 1972)
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)


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Dec21
Accept Change With A Smile
Sooner or later you'll experience
A crisis in your life,
And how you meet it will determine
Your future happiness and success.
Since the beginning of time,
Everyone has been called upon
To meet such a crisis.
A closer look will show you
That most "crisis situations"
Are opportunities to either advance
Or stay where you are.
In fact, most changes in your life
Will take place out of either
"inspiration" or "desperation."
Whatever comes your way,
Give it meaning and transform it
Into something of value.
Your personal growth is the process
Of responding positively to change.
A precious stone cannot be polished without friction,
Nor humanity perfected without trials.


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Dec21
Smell of Coffee May Reduce Stress
The mere smell of coffee may reduce stress and produce antioxidants, researchers say. In fact, "the stress caused by sleep loss via caffeine may be alleviated through smelling the coffee aroma." Learn more about caffeine, antioxidantsand stress management, and check out thestress message board.


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Dec21
10 Stressbusters for Men
In these times of cut-throat competition when everything moves to a lightning speed, stress has become a monster which keeps terrifying us.
While there are a plethora of products and therapies and pills (and what not) to help you cope with stress, it's not easy to find out which ones are real and which of them are duds. So to save you the stress of doing that research we present the Top 10 scientifically proven stress-killers to help you bid stress goodbye.
10: Kill the Clutter
Even a layman can figure out that remaining surrounded by clutter only adds to the stress. Lesser the clutter in house, workspace etc., lesser the clutter in your mind. So make sure you thrive in clean, hygienic surroundings.
9: A Daily Planner
Once you have got rid of the clutter, it's time to organise and manage the essential stuff. We all harbour a thought in our mind that we'll remember the essential stuff but let's face it, that doesn't really happen. Do not hesitate from using a daily planner. Using a daily planner -- and sticking with it -- will ensure that your time is well-managed and you set your priorities correctly.



8: A Stress-busting Vacation
If the maddening hustle-bustle of the city life is getting on your nerves, it's time to pack your bag and escape. The initial planning may cause some stress but once you'll out of the town, “far from the maddening crowd”, you definitely feel better. The getaway can have a lasting impact as well.
7: Resist Caffeine
Caffeine is the most widely consumed drug in the world. Unfortunately (and obviously), there are side-effects and you have to be careful about them. It may help you in staying awake, but it also makes the heart beat faster, increases blood pressure and elevates the level of stress hormone - cortisol. Drink too much coffee too often, and it could contribute to the development of chronic stress.
6: Listen to Relaxing Music
Music evokes both emotional and physical responses in the listener. While heavy metal may jack you up for a workout, soothing music can help the body and mind unwind. However, some people say that rock and metal help them in combating daily stress and angst in life.

5: Psychologists are your Friends
Get over with your fear of visiting psychologists. These specialists in their domain and know how to deal with the human mind. Psychologist these days are well versed in cognitive behavioral therapies and other psychological relaxation techniques that have been scientifically proven to reduce stress.
4: Mind your Diet
Get those burgers and fries and samosas off your plate. It's time to include healthy stuff in your daily diet. Consider fruits, green leafy vegetables, milk, etc. What you eat is what you become. Junk food can play havoc with your health which would only give you that unwanted stress.
3: Try Tai Chi
Tai Chi is an ancient form of martial art which is often considered as Yoga in motion. While the principles of tai chi lie in ancient Taoist concepts of self-defense, in the modern era, tai chi is often practiced just for its amazing health benefits. Several studies proving that Tai Chi can help kill stress exist.
2: The Weekly Dose of Massage
Evidence exists that massages reduces your heart beat and keeps a check on your cortisol level. While there may not be any long-lasting physiological benefits, the trick is done psychologically as massages reduce the perceived levels of stress.
1: Hit the Bed
We know they show some really good blockbusters after 11 but then life is all about making choices. Staying up late in the night adds greatly to the stress. Stress and sleep have a cyclical relationship. Lack of sleep can cause stress, and stress causes lack of sleep. Getting timely, good, and the right duration of sleep can help eliminate stress to a good extent.


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Dec21
LIVE THIS DAY
Do not merely hope to live, someday, somehow. Open yourself
To the beauty and goodness of this moment, and live this
Day.

Let go of worries and fantasies about what might or might
Not be. Focus the full energy of your spirit on what is real
And what is now, and live this day.

Put your most treasured dreams and values into action right
Now. Here is where you can really do what you've always been
Longing to do.

Now is when you can let yourself feel the way you truly wish
To feel. See that there is nothing standing in the way of
You filling the world with your own special joy.

This is the day that belongs to you. This is the time when
You can do anything, and make a real difference.

A lifetime of experience has perfectly prepared you for
Where you are right now. Live this day, and fulfill the
Possibilities of your own miraculous existence.


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Dec21
The Easiest thing to do
The easiest thing to do when the alarm clock rings would be to roll over and go back to sleep.
Yet if you made that choice every day you would never get anything accomplished.

The easiest thing to do when troubles come your way would be to look for someone else to blame.
Yet even if you find who is to blame, that's not going to remedy the situation.
The easiest thing to do when faced with a challenge would be to run away and hide.
Yet when you do that, the challenge becomes even more difficult the next time
you encounter it, and eventually you'll be unable to avoid it.

Taking the easy way out is never really easy, not in the long run.
Rather than seeking the easiest choice, seek the choice that will fill your life
and your world with the most value.

Rather than avoiding effort, welcome that effort and the progress it will bring.
Instead of being enticed by the empty promises of an easy answer,
enjoy the rich rewards of holding out for the best answer.
When you have the choice, forget what is easiest and go with what is truly best.


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Dec21
You are Unique!
Don't ever forget that you are Unique.
Be your best self and not an imitation of someone else.
find your strength and use them in a positive way.
Don't listen to those who redicule the choices you make.
Travel the road that you have chosen and don't
look back with regret.
You have to take chances to make your dreams happen.
Remember that there is plenty of time to travel another
road - and still another in your journey through life.
Take the time to take the route that is right for you.
You will learn something valuable every trip you take,
so don't be afraid to make mistakes.
Tell yourself that you're okay as the way you are.
make friends who respect your true self.
Take the time to be alone, too, so you can know
just how terrific your own company be.
Remember that being alone doesn't always mean
being lonely, it can be beautiful experiance of
finding your creativity, your heartfelt feelings,
and the clam and quiet peace deep inside you.
Don't ever forget that you are special and you have
within you the ability to make your dreams come true.


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Dec21
Beautiful sentences
1] Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in trouble,
but it is a "steering wheel" that directs the right path throughout

2] Do you know why a Car's WINDSHIELD is so large & the Rear view Mirror is so small?
Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. Look Ahead and Move on

3] Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write
4] All things in life are temporary. If going well, enjoy it, they will not last forever.
If going wrong, don't worry, they can't last long either.

5] Old Friends are Gold! New Friends are Diamond! If you get a Diamond,
don't forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a Base of Gold!

6] Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says,
"Relax, sweetheart, it's just a bend, not the end!

7] When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities;
when GOD doesn't solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.

8] A blind person asked Swami Vivekanand: "Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?"
He replied: "Yes, losing your vision!"

9] When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them, and
sometimes,when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.

10] WORRYING does not take away tomorrows' TROUBLES, it takes away today's' PEACE


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Dec21
Power of Love
You can transform your world in an instant by the way you
Choose to see it. You can change problems into
Opportunities, anxiety into enthusiasm, and despair into
Determination.

The quality of what you see depends on the perspective from
Which you see it. And that perspective is entirely up to
You.

Instead of reacting again and again to the chaotic ups and
Downs of circumstance, you have a more powerful choice. You
Can choose to live from a constant and unassailable
Perspective of love.

Instead of fighting against most of what happens, you can
Choose to be lifted higher by all that happens. From a
Perspective of love you'll see the positive possibilities in
Every situation.

The way to live from love is to be completely and wholly
Honest with yourself. In the pure truth of who you are and
What you sincerely value, is the limitless power of that
Love.

Allow you to be truly you. And let the power of love color
Your world.


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Dec21
Don't Ignore the warning signs of Stress
Between work, family obligations and money worries,
it may all feel too overwhelming sometimes.
Of course, there is good stress and bad stress.
The first one can motivate you to become more productive.
The second kind, the type that makes you lose sleep,
can actually be bad for your mental and physical health.
Here's a handy guide to help you assess whether you're stressed,
how serious your stress is, and how to deal with it.

Stress warning signs
Of course, different people deal with stress in different ways,
but here is a list of mental and physical symptoms to help you
understand if you're stressed.

The mental symptoms may involve you being:
•Angry
•Depressed
•Anxious
•Always hungry, or having no appetite
•Crying often
•Have trouble sleeping and feel tired
•Have trouble concentrating

The physical symptoms may involve:
•Chest pains
•Constipation, or diarrhoea
•Cramps, or muscle aches
•Feeling dizzy, or fainting
•Engaging in nervous behavior like biting your nails
•Twitches, or experiencing pins and needles
•Feeling restless
•Having sexual problems, from erectile dysfunction to lowered
sex drive.
•Feeling breathless
•Can't sleep

How stress works
When you are in a stressful situation, your body releases the hormones cortisol,
adrenaline, and noradrenaline, and these go on to cause the physical symptoms of stress.
You may start sweating, and your blood pressure and heart rate may rise.
This, in turn, may undermine your immune system, making you more
susceptible to illness, as well as lead your body to release fat and sugar
into your blood stream, which may lead you to gain weight.

As stress raises your blood pressure, if you are stressed in the long term,
you can develop high blood pressure, which in turn can increase your risk of
having a heart attack or a stroke.
If you feel that you are suffering from stress, see you GP,
but do not accept long term tranquilliser prescriptions.
Ask for help from a psychologist, stress counsellor, relaxation therapist,
qualified hypnotherapist or even alternative therapist.
If these do not work, you must go back to your GP for professional guidance


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