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Thoughts for the Day

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically... Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” Martin Luther King

“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters” Albert Einstein

“To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” Theodore Roosevelt

“Nine requisites for contented living:
Health enough to make work a pleasure.
Wealth enough to support your needs.
Strength to battle with difficulties and overcome them.
Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them.
Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished.
Charity enough to see some good in your neighbor.
Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others.
Faith enough to make real the things of God.
Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Manliness consists not in bluff, bravado or loneliness. It consists in daring to do the right thing and facing consequences whether it is in matters social, political or other. It consists in deeds not words.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“In all that you do remember that you have the reputation of the greatest of all professions to uphold, that your integrity must ever be beyond question, and that there is never an excuse for untruth of any kind. Business shrewdness is all very well in its way, especially for those who go into contracting; but falsehood is always needless. On the other hand, an uncompromising bluntness is unnecessary; and, in dealing with people, a cultivation of policy and tact is a virtue. Because you think a man is a fool that is no reason for telling him so; and, when you see that an individual is cherishing some pet notion which is erroneous, it is far better to lead him gently to a recognition of his error than it would be to tell him imperiously that he is wrong, or that he does not understand the matter. Policy and tact are just as essential to success in engineering as are ability, energy and integrity. By means of the last three attributes one is enabled to do his work thoroughly and well, but it takes the two former to enable him to secure it.”

J. A. L. Waddell