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Thursday, June 14, 2007


A senior Indian citizen looks destined to die a virgin: he took a vow that he would marry only if he passed his exams. Now, according to Reuters, he has failed his high school exams for the 38th time, clearly showing that many pillars of failure make for, not success, but excess.
In this particular context, have a look at some memorable quotes on this subject:

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is way great spiritual giants are produced.” Swami Vivekananda

“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.”
Sven Goran Eriksson

“Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.” Malcolm Forbes

“Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted." David Bly

Just goes to show how inapt certain quotes can be in reality. Submitted without further comment!


multisubj yb said...

Is Vivekananda a great success in spite of his having no fear of failure? Some insights from his Complete works:

multisubj yb said...

Kindly write something from your own experiences. I look to you as a great person.

callmeanything said...

How do you know he'll die a 'virgin'?

B. Ramana said...

He told me! ;-)