November 2016
no image
"A good book is the purest essence of a human soul."

"A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge."

"A man lives by believing something; not by debating and arguing about many things."

"A mystic bond of brotherhood makes all men one."

"A poet without love were a physical and metaphysical impossibility."

"A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one."

"A word spoken in season, at the right moment, is the mother of ages."

"All greatness is unconscious, or it is little and naught."

"All that mankind has done, thought, gained, or been; it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books."

"Clever men are good, but they are not the best."

"Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct."

"Every man is my superior in that I may learn from him."

"Every noble work is at first impossible."

"Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do."

"Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see further."

"Happy the people whose annals are blank in history books."

"History is the essence of innumerable biographies."

"If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, and hear what he had to say, and make fun of it."

"I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom."

"Literature is the Thought of thinking Souls."

"Love is ever the beginning of Knowledge, as fire is of light."

"Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one less scoundrel in the world."

"Music is well said to be the speech of angels."

"My books are friends that never fail me."

"My whinstone house my castle is— I have my own four walls."

"No man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to elbow himself through the world, giving and receiving offense."

"Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die."

"Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand."

"Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world."

"Silence is deep as Eternity, speech is shallow as Time."

"Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts."

"Tell a man he is brave, and you help him to become so."

"The barrenest of all mortals is the sentimentalist."

"The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none."

"The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss."

"There is endless merit in a man's knowing when to have done."

"Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time."

"What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books."

Also Read Quotations / Quotes by famous personalities
no image
Following are the rules of interchanging Assertive into Interrogative Sentences.
Assertive Sentences से Interrogative Sentences बनाने के नियम निम्नवत हैं ।

Rule 1. Use helping verbs (is, are, am, was, were, will, shall, can etc.) to start a sentence. (see Example a)
नियम 1. सहायक क्रियाओं  (is, are, am, was, were, will, shall, can आदि) से वाक्य का आरम्भ करते हैं । (देखिये उदाहरण a)

Rule 2. Use a Question mark (?) at the end of a sentence.
नियम 2. वाक्य के अन्त में प्रश्‍नसूचक चिन्ह (?) लगाते हैं ।

Rule 3. Assertive Sentence, which is Affirmative becomes Negative while interchanging it into an Interrogative sentence. The assertive sentence, which is Negative becomes Affirmative while interchanging it into an Interrogative sentence. To replace 'never' and 'no', use 'ever' and 'any' respectively. (see Examples a, b, c, d)
नियम 3. जो Assertive sentence, Affirmative (स्वीकारात्मक) होता है उसको Interrogative sentence में बदलने पर वो Negative sentence बन जाता है अर्थात उसमें not लगा देते है परन्तु वाक्य का अर्थ नहीं बदलता है और यदि Assertive sentence, Negative (नकारात्मक) है तो Interrogative sentence में बदलने पर Affirmative sentence हो जाता है अर्थात उसमें not हटा देते हैऔर never को ever से तथा no को any से बदलते है । (देखिये  उदाहरण a, b, c, d)

Rule 4. Sometimes, start a sentence with How, What, When, Why etc. to interchange Assertive into Interrogative sentence. (see Example e)
नियम 4. कभी-कभी Assertive को Interrogative sentence में बदलने के लिए वाक्य का आरम्भ How, What, When, Why आदि से करते है । (देखिये उदाहरण e)

Rule 5. Subject 'everybody' is replaced with 'who'. (see Example f)
नियम 5. Subject के स्थान पर everybody को who से बदलते हैं । (देखिये उदाहरण f)

Examples :
(a) Assertive : Love is blind.
Interrogative : Is love not blind ?

(b) Assertive : Long life does not make a man great.
Interrogative : Does long life make a man great ?

(c) Assertive : I can never win the first prize.
Interrogative : Can I ever win the first prize ?

(d) Assertive : No one knows you.
Interrogative : Does any one know you ?

(e) Assertive : It does not matter if you do not help me.
Interrogative : What if you do not help me ?

(f) Assertive : Everybody likes to be prosperous.
Interrogative : Who does not like to be prosperous ? ( यदि यह प्रश्‍न अपने आप से पुछोगे, तो उत्तर(answer) में Assertive sentence मिलेगा । )

Transformation of Sentences in Hindi and English
no image
"A place for everything, and everything in its place."

"An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing."

"Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action."

"Even happiness itself may become habitual. There is a habit of looking at the bright side of things, and also of looking at the dark side."

"Good actions give strength to ourselves, and inspire good actions in others."

"Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us."

"Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles."

"Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it."

"Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever."

"Men who are resolved to find a way for themselves will always find opportunities enough; and if they do not find them, they will make them."

"Mere political reform will not cure the manifold evils which now afflict society. There requires a social reform, a domestic reform, an individual reform."

"No laws, however stringent, can make the idle industrious, the thriftless provident, or the drunken sober."

"Sympathy is the golden key that unlocks the heart of others."

"The greatest slave is not he who is ruled by a despot, great though that evil be, but he who is in the thrall of his own moral ignorance, selfishness, and vice."

"The reason why so little is done, is generally because so little is attempted."

"We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery."

Also Read Quotations / Quotes by famous personalities
no image
The rules for making sentences by removing the adverb 'too' are as follows.
Adverb 'too' हटाकर वाक्य निम्न प्रकार से बनाए जाते हैं ।

Rule 1. If there is a use of Adjective after 'too' and Infinitive after Adjective then
नियम 1.  यदि 'too' के बाद Adjective और Adjective के बाद Infinitive का प्रयोग हो तो
Example :
He was too tired to work.

(i) 'so' is used in place of the adverb 'too'.
(i) इसमें adverb 'too' के स्थान पर 'so' का प्रयोग करते है ।

(ii) 'that' is used after the used Adjective in the sentence.
(ii) वाक्य में प्रयोग किये गए Adjective के बाद 'that' का प्रयोग करते है ।

(iii) After this, anyone from 'he', 'she', 'it', 'they', 'I', 'we' is used according to the subject of the first clause.
(iii) इसके बाद he, she, it, they, I, we में से किसी एक को पहले clause के subject के अनुसार प्रयोग करते है ।

(iv) Replace 'to' with 'cannot' in Present tense and 'could not' in Past tense.
(iv) 'to' के स्थान पर Present tense में 'cannot' और Past tense में 'could not' प्रयोग करते है ।
Examples :
(a) He is too old to work hard.
He is so old that he cannot work hard.

(b) The mother was too weak to control her sons.
The mother was so weak that she could not control her sons.

(v) Passive voice sentence will be transformed into Passive voice.
(v) Passive voice के वाक्य की transformation Passive voice में ही करेगे ।
Example :
He speaks too fast to be understood.
He speaks so fast that he cannot be understood.

(vi) 'not' in 'that' clause can also be used with 'do', 'does', 'will' and 'would'.
(vi) can या could के अलावा that clause में not का प्रयोग do, does, will, would के साथ भी कर सकते है ।
Example :
She is too proud to apologize.
She is so proud that she does not apologize.

Rule 2. If, Infinitive is Negative which is used after 'too' then during the transformation of such sentences 'not' is not used.
नियम 2. यदि 'too' के बाद प्रयोग किया हुआ Infinitive, Negative में हो तो ऐसे वाक्यों की transformation करते समय not का प्रयोग नहीं करते हैं ।
Example :
He is too poor not to accept the gift.
He is so poor that he can accept the gift.

Rule 3. If, the subject of the sentence is 'It' or inanimate then change 'for me' into 'I', 'for him' into 'he', 'for us' into 'we' and 'for them' into 'they' which are used in that sentence.
नियम 3. यदि वाक्य का subject, It या निर्जीव है, तो उस वाक्य में प्रयुक्त 'for me' को 'I' में, 'for him' को 'he' में, 'for us' को 'we' में तथा 'for them' को 'they' में बदलते हैं ।
Example :
The passage is too difficult for me to understand.
The passage is so difficult that I cannot understand.

Rule 4. In some sentences, the transformation of 'for + Noun' in the place of Infinitive.
नियम 4. कुछ वाक्यों में, Infinitive के स्थान पर for + Noun का transformation :
Examples :
(a) My heart was too full for words.
My heart was so full that I could not utter any word.

(b) His sorrow is too deep for tears.
His sorrow is so deep that it cannot be expressed in tears.

Rule 5. If, Adjective is used after 'too' but Infinitive is not used in the sentence then 'extremely' or 'over' is used in the place of 'too'.
नियम 5. यदि 'too' के बाद Adjective का प्रयोग हो लेकिन वाक्य में Infinitive का प्रयोग न हो तो too के स्थान पर extremely या over का प्रयोग करते हैं ।
(a) She is too eager for praise.
She is over eager for praise.

(b) The weather is too cold.
The weather is extremely cold.

Transformation of Sentences in Hindi and English
no image
"A book that reveals the mind is worth more than one that only reveals its subject."

"A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve."

"A stupid lie is one that can never make itself believed."

"A thought is a thing as real as a cannonball."

"All gardeners live in beautiful places because they make them so."

"Are you listening to the ones who keep quiet?"

"Ask the young. They know everything."

"Because they know all the words, they think they know all the truths."

"Children need models rather than critics."

"Close your eyes and you will see."

"Don't cut what you can untie."

"Everything that is exact is short."

"Eyes raised towards Heaven are always beautiful, whatever they be."

"Fear feeds the imagination."

"Few minds are spacious; few even have an empty place in them or can offer some vacant point. Almost all have narrow capacities and are filled by some knowledge that blocks them up."

"Genius begins beautiful works, but only labor finishes them."

"God made life to be lived and not to be known."

"He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet."

"Imagination is the eye of the soul."

"It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it."

"It is easy to understand God as long as you don't try to explain him."

"It is impossible for me to say something foolish without being aware of it."

"It is impossible to love the same person twice."

"It is not my words that I polish, but my ideas."

"Logic works, metaphysics contemplates."

"Misery is almost always the result of thinking."

"Pleasures are always children, pains always have wrinkles."

"Speak more softly to be better heard by a deaf public."

"The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress."

"The breath of the mind is attention."

"The imagination is the eye of the soul."

"The important business of man is life, and the important business of life is death."

"Those who never back down love themselves more than they love the truth."

"To teach is to learn twice."

"To think what we do not feel is to lie to ourselves, in the same way that we lie to others when we say to others what we do not think.

"What you call weakness comes from the strength of friendship."

"When I had the strength, I did not have the patience. I have the patience today and I no longer have the power."

"When we find what we have been looking for, we don't have time to say it. We must die."

"When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees."

"Wisdom is the strength of the weak."

"Words, like glass, obscure when they do not aid vision."

"You want to talk to someone: first open your ears."

"You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you."

Also Read Quotations / Quotes by famous personalities
no image
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. — 'Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.' — "Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and "Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood."

"A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud."

"A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature."

"A great man is always willing to be little."

"A great man quotes bravely, and will not draw on his invention when his memory serves him with a word just as good."

"A man is a god in ruins."

"Alcohol, hashish, prussic acid, strychnine are weak dilutions. The surest poison is time."

"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better."

"All the great speakers were bad speakers at first."

"Always do what you are afraid to do."

"Art is a jealous mistress."

"Beauty is the mark God sets upon virtue."

"Beauty will not come at the call of a legislature."

"Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait."

"Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet."

"By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote."

"Character is higher than intellect...A great soul will be strong to live, as well as strong to think."

"Character teaches above our wills."

"Children are all foreigners."

"Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practising every day while they live."

"Discontent is the want of self-reliance: it is infirmity of will."

"Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better."

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

"Do not yet see, that, if the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him."

"Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good."

"Don't say things. What you are stands over you the while, and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary."

"Dream delivers us to dream, and there is no end to illusion. Life is a train of moods like a string of beads, and, as we pass through them, they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue, and each shows only what lies in its focus."

"Every artist was first an amateur."

"Every genuine work of art has as much reason for being as the earth and the sun."

"Every hero becomes a bore at last."

"Every man I meet is in some way my superior; and in that I can learn of him."

"Every man is wanted and no man is wanted much."

"Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact."

"Every revolution was first a thought in one man's mind and when the same thought occurs in another man, it is the key to that era."

"Every ship is a romantic object, except that we sail in."

"Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good."

"Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society."

"Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others."

"For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."

"Genius is always sufficiently the enemy of genius by over influence."

"Give me health and a day, and I will make the pomp of emperors ridiculous."

"Great geniuses have the shortest biographies."

"Great men, great nations, have not been boasters and buffoons, but perceivers of the terror of life, and have manned themselves to face it."

"He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses."

"He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life."

"Heroism feels and never reasons and therefore is always right."

"Hitch your wagon to a star."

"I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new."

"I do this not selfishly, but humbly and truly. It is alike your interest, and mine, and all men's, however long we have dwelt in lies, to live in truth."

"I hate quotation. Tell me what you know."

"I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching."

"I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you. If you can love me for what I am, we shall be the happier. If you cannot, I will still seek to deserve that you should. I will not hide my tastes or aversions."

"I wish that life should not be cheap, but sacred. I wish the days to be as centuries, loaded, fragrant."

"If a man own land, the land owns him."

"If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him."

"If you are noble, I will love you; if you are not, I will not hurt you and myself by hypocritical attentions. If you are true, but not in the same truth with me, cleave to your companions; I will seek my own."

"In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty."

"In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed."

"It is easy to live for others; everybody does. I call on you to live for yourselves."

"It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, — "Always do what you are afraid to do."

"Keep cool: it will be all one a hundred years hence."

"Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted."

"Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy."

"Life only avails, not the having lived."

"Life is our dictionary."

"Make yourself necessary to somebody. Do not make life hard to any."

"Man Thinking must not be subdued by his instruments."

"Men are what their mothers made them."

"Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of our science."

"Money often costs too much."

"Music is the poor man's Parnassus."

"My book should smell of pines and resound with the hum of insects."

"Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them."

"Nature is a mutable cloud, which is always and never the same."

"Nature paints the best part of a picture, carves the best parts of the statue, builds the best part of the house, and speaks the best part of the oration."

"Never read any book that is not a year old."

"Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing."

"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles."

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."

"One man's justice is another's injustice; one man's beauty another's ugliness; one man's wisdom another's folly."

"Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can."

"Our strength grows out of our weakness."

"People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character."

"Poetry must be new as foam, and as old as the rock."

"Poetry teaches the enormous force of a few words, and, in proportion to the inspiration, checks loquacity."

"Science does not know its debt to imagination."

"Shall I tell you the secret of the true scholar? It is this: Every man I meet is my master in some point, and in that I learn of him."

"Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances...Strong men believe in cause and effect."

"Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members."

"Solitude, the safeguard of mediocrity, is to genius the stern friend."

"Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis."

"That what we seek we shall find; what we flee from flees from us."

"The alleged power to charm down insanity, or ferocity in beasts, is a power behind the eye."

"The ancestor of every action is a thought."

"The days .... come and go like muffled and veiled figures, sent from a distant friendly party; but they say nothing, and if we do not use the gifts they bring, they carry them as silently away."

"The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization."

"The hearing ear is always found close to the speaking tongue."

"The heroic cannot be the common, nor can the common be the heroic."

"The imagination is not a talent of some men but is the health of every man."

"The imitator dooms himself to hopeless mediocrity."

"The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons."

"The man in the street does not know a star in the sky."

"The man who renounces himself, comes to himself."

"The measure of a master is his success in bringing all men round to his opinion twenty years later."

"The only gift is a portion of thyself."

"The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one."

"The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it."

"The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war."

"The reward of a thing well done is to have done it."

"The sky is the daily bread of the eyes."

"The true test of civilization is, not the census, nor the size of the cities, nor the crops - no, but the kind of man the country turns out."

"The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs."

"The voyage of the best ship is a zigzag line of a hundred tacks."

"The world is his, who has money to go over it."

"The years teach much which the days never know."

"There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant."

"There is no knowledge that is not power."

"There is properly no history; only biography."

"These roses under my window make no reference to former roses or to better ones; they are for what they are; they exist with God to-day. There is no time to them. There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence."

"Things are pretty, graceful, rich, elegant, handsome, but, until they speak to the imagination, not yet beautiful."

"This world belongs to the energetic."

"Thou art to me a delicious torment."

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not."

"'Tis the good reader that makes the good book; in every book he finds passages which seem confidences or asides hidden from all else and unmistakenly meant for his ear."

"To be great is to be misunderstood."

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."

"To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, — that is genius."

"To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven."

"To finish the moment, to find the journey's end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom."

"Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself whilst we are preparing to live."

"Travelling is a fool's paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places."

"Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great."

"Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string."

"Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it, — else it is none."

"Valor consists in the power of self-recovery, so that a man cannot have his flank turned, cannot be out-generalled, but put him where you will, he stands."

"We are always getting ready to live, but never living."

"We are born believing. A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples."

"We boil at different degrees."

"We but half express ourselves, and are ashamed of that divine idea which each of us represents."

"We do not count a man's years until he has nothing else to count."

"We do what we must, and call it by the best names we can."

"Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves, but deal in our privacy with the last honesty and truth."

"Whatever limits us we call Fate."

"Wherever a man comes, there comes revolution. The old is for slaves."

"Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind."

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."

"You can never do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late."

"You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity."

"You shall have joy, or you shall have power, said God; you shall not have both."

"Your genuine action will explain itself, and will explain your other genuine actions. Your conformity explains nothing."

Also Read Quotations / Quotes by famous personalities