Inspirational quotes from Dr. Fr. Davis George and others to give you wisdom and insight

Inspirational quotes from Dr. Fr. Davis George and others to give you wisdom and insight (September)

Sep. 1 You are second to none.  ~ Davis George

Turn your wounds into wisdom. ~ Oprah Winfrey

The most important thing in our lives is what we are doing now. ~ Anon

Sep. 2 After the night there comes the dawn, always.  ~ Davis George

Happiness is not something readymade.  It comes from your own action. ~ Dalai Lama XIV

Never let yesterday use up today. ~ Richard H. Nelson

Sep. 3 Find a reason to appreciate the other person. You will make his day.  ~ Davis George

If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich. ~ Laozi (Tao Te Ching)

Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines. ~ Satchel Paige

Sep. 4 Only tip of the ice berg can be seen.  Go deeper to find out what is below.  ~ Davis George

Rise to the occasion which is life! ~ Wirginia Euwer Wolff

When you rise in the morning, form a resolution to make the day a happy one for a fellow creature. ~ Sydney Smith

Sep. 5 Positive approach is the only way to succeed.  ~ Davis George

We know nothing about motivation.  All we can do is write books about it. ~ Peter F Drucker

Most of the time we think we’re sick it’s all in the mind. ~ Thomas Wolfe

Sep.6 Be proactive always and you will emerge as a leader.  ~ Davis George

Examples is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing. ~ Albert Schweitzer

Morale is the greatest single factor in successful wars. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

Sep.7 Leadership is not dictatorship or hegemony, but building the team to achieve the goal.  ~ Davis George

What we see depends mainly on what we look for. ~ Sir John Lubbock

I’d rather be a lamppost in Chicago than a millionaire in any other city. ~ William A. Hulbert

Sep.8 Motivation is the key. Learn to use it effectively.  ~ Davis George

If what you are working for really matters, you will give it all you have got. ~ Nido Qubein

Who is the wise man? He who sees what’s going to be born. ~ Solomon

Sep.9 Teachers are life transformers in the real sense.  ~ Davis George

The most important thing about motivation is goal setting.  You should have always have a goal. ~ Francie Larrieu Smith

If you want a place in the sun, you’ve got to put up with a few blisters. ~ Abigail Van Buren

Sep.10 Teachers would always remain catalysts and facilitators.  ~ Davis George

You are what you think you are what you go for.  You are what you do! ~ Bob Richards

Nothing in this world is permanent. ~ German proverb

Sep.11 Without students there is no institution.  ~ Davis George

Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it. ~ Sir Winston Churchill 

It is the heart always that sees, before the head can see. ~ Thomas Carlyle

Sep.12 Caterpillar to butterfly is a process of breaking the cocoon which gives power to its wings and usher in the transformation.  ~ Davis George

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. ~ Stevie Wonder

The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh US

Sep.13 Egg has to be broken for the chicks to come out; the seed has to be broken for the plant to sprout.  You too have to break your shell that restricts your growth.  ~ Davis George

Be not afraid of life.  Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. ~ William James

A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Sep. 14 Come out of the comfort zone and explore new frontiers ~ Davis George

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. ~ Albert Einstein

We cannot all be masters. ~ William Shakespeare

Sep.15 Compete with yourself and not with others if you really want to succeed.  ~ Davis George

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. ~ Brian Tracy

Unless you give yourself to some great cause, you haven’t even begun to live. ~ William P. Merrill

Sep.16 Comparison and self indulgence will not let you give your best.   ~ Davis George

All of us perform better and more willingly when we know why we’re doing what we have been told or asked to do. ~ zig Ziglar

If you are afraid for your future, you don’t have a present. ~ James Petersen

Sep.17 Do not worship mediocrity. You would be doomed.   ~ Davis George

Always look at what you have left.  Never look at what you have lost. ~ Robert H Shuller

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength. ~ A.J. Cronin

Sep. 18 When you are side tracked, keep running on the track; you will reach your goal.  ~ Davis George

Flowing water never goes stale, so just keep on flowing.  ~ Bruce Lee

If we wait until we’ve satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late. ~ Lee Iacocca

Sep. 19 You are unique. God does not create junk. You are God’s masterpiece. There is never another you.  ~ Davis George

Too often we underestimate this power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around ~ Leo Buscaglia

In order to find the edge, you must risk going over the edge. ~ Dennis Dugan

Sep. 20 Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously.  IF God does not use a photocopy machine while creating human beings. You are the one and only one like you.   ~ Davis George

you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life.  You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself.  ~ Robert F. Bennett

Knowledge of sin is the beginning of salvation. ~ Marcus Annaeus Seneca

Sep.21 Leadership through relationship, unbeatable path to success.  ~ Davis George

There are two kinds of failures those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought. ~ Laurence J Peter

Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor the best opportunities; they will never come. ~ Janet Erskine Stuart

Sep. 22 Leadership through example, the effective way to get around.  ~ Davis George

People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Jesus, please teach me to appreciate what I have before time forces me to appreciate what I had. ~ Susan L. Lenzkes

Sep. 23 Youth, power house of energy, reservoir of talents, beauty unspeakable.  ~ Davis George

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. ~ Victor Borge

It is in self-limitation that a master first shows himself. ~ Johann von Goethe

Sep. 24 Love is still the magic wand for the youth, genuine love and affection, much needed and less found.  ~ Davis George

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Necessity is the mother of taking chances. ~ Mark Twain

Sep. 25 Music and dance, sports and games, fine arts and paintings, creative writing and public speaking, desire for leadership and influence, all in abundance in   the youth. All they need is acknowledgement and recognition. And they excel.  ~ Davis George

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. ~ Leo Buscaglia

He has enough who is contented with little. ~ Anon

Sep. 26 Soft skills give them the competitive edge ~ Davis George. 

What we are is God’s gift to us.  What we become is our gift to God. ~Louis Nizer

There are things I can’t force. I must adjust. ~ C.M. Ward

Sep. 27 SS (Soft Skills)+ HS  (Hard Skills)= CS ( Core Skills). Develop your skills, you will succeed.  ~ Davis George

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow; it only saps today of its strength. ~ A.J. Crown

The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Sep. 28 Habits can make you or break you.  What are your habits?  ~ Davis George

The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be. ~ Thomas Kempis

Sep. 29 Time Management is Life Management. Squander time, squander life.   ~ Davis George

Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.  ~  Les Brown

Who does not thank for little will not thank for much. ~ Estonian proverb

Sep. 30 Service above Self; Institution above self interest.   ~ Davis George

Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes. ~ Oscar Wilde

Who seeks a faultless friend remains friendless. ~ Turkish proverb

Jesus: The Light of the World - Tamasoma Jyotirgamaya

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness – on them light has shined. (Isaiah 9:2) Prophecy made 700 years before the birth of Jesus came true on the Christmas night.

These words were spoken long ago to people living in anxiety, fear, and despair, people feeling bereft of security, safety, and any sense of God’s presence. We hear them early on Christmas, forgetting that they were first spoken hundreds of years before the birth we celebrate. Human beings across this planet still yearn to know that a more gracious and divine reality is active and evident in our lives.

The birth of Jesus we celebrate is meant for this world mired in darkness and fear, hunger and cold, the rubble of hurricane and earthquake, in the demeaning of chronic poverty, behind prison bars. Those who search in dark and despair, in dank dungeon and deep devastation, will find divine light given for the world. Light that will not be put out, so long as any creature remains to receive it, until and beyond the end of time. The darkness will never put it out. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.( Jn 1:5) 

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it…. He true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not. He came to his own home and his own people received him not. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God.” (Jn 1:1-5; 9-12) Jesus said. “I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (Jn 8:12) How true the words of ― C.S. Lewis “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” Jesus said “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” (Jn 14:6) Asatoma Sadgamaya; Tamasoma Jyotirgamaya; Mritoma Amrutham Gamaya. May Jesus who came to lead human kind to walk in the path of truth may lead you from untruth to truth; May Jesus the light of the world lead you from darkness to light; May Jesus who came to give his life for the salvation of human kind, lead you from death to life. 

Go and look – and discover the love of God poured into our world in human form. And rejoice, for light of the world is born in our midst! The prophecy was fulfilled "Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel," which means "God is with us." We need not grope in darkness of ignorance, hatred, pride, anger, revenge, retaliation and indifference. We need only to surrender to him and follow his teachings. His words are spirit and life. (Jn 6:63) May Jesus, the Light of the World be your guiding light amidst the encircling gloom and enlighten each day of 2013 so that you may spread his light and sunshine to everyone you meet. Merry Christmas.
 Dr. Fr. Davis George, Director, St. Aloysius Institute of Technology, Near Ekta Market, Gaur Bridge, Gauraiya Ghat, Mandla Road, Jabalpur (M.P.). PIN- 482 001. Tel: 0761-2601154 (O), 2601156 (R) Mob: 9425152081, 8965019795, Email:, Website:

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Inspirational quotes from Dr. Fr. Davis George and others to give you wisdom and insight (August)

Aug.-1 True wealth is but what you have in your heart and not what you have in your bank account."  ~ Davis George

What causes fear? Ignorance of our own nature.  Each of us is heir-apparent to the Emperor of emperors; are of the substance of God Himself…Swami Vivekananda

Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feeds, and what one achieves.” ~ Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru

Aug. 2 "True courage is in what you have in your mind and soul and not in what you boast."  ~ Davis George

Teach yourselves, teach everyone his real nature, call upon the sleeping sould and see how it awakes…. Swami Vivekananda

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” ~ Mother Teresa.

Aug. 3 True achievement is not in what you speak but in what you have done. Bloom where you are planted.  ~ Davis George

It is love and love alone that I preach, and I base my teaching on the great Vedantic truth of the sameness and omnipresence of the Soul of the Universe…. Swami Vivekananda

We ourselves feel that when we are doing is just a drop in the ocean.  But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” ~ Mother Teresa.

Aug. 4 Reach out, touch and heal the broken world. Here lies your greatness.  ~ Davis George

Education is not the amount of information that is put into your brain and runs riot there, undigested, all your life.  We must have life-building, man-making, character-making assimilation of ideas. …. Swami Vivekananda

When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people; those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened. ~ John M Richardson, Jr.

Aug. 5 You are called to lead and not to herd.  ~ Davis George

Impress upon your children that true religion is positive and not negative, that it does not consist in merely refraining from evil, but in a persistent performance of noble deeds…. Swami Vivekananda

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ~ Eleanor Roosvelt

Aug. 6 Where there is meditation, there is no need for medication.  ~ Davis George

Look upon every man, woman and every one as God.  You cannot help anyone, you can only serve; serve the children of the Lord, serve the Lord Himself, if you have the privilege. …. Swami Vivekananda

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what is used to be. ~ Paul Valery

Aug. 7 The power of NOW can transform your life.  ~ Davis George

If the Lord grants that you can help any one of His children, blessed you are. …. Swami Vivekananda

My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there. ~ Charles Kettering

Aug. 8 Be proactive and not reactive; respond and not react.  ~ Davis George

We want today that bright sun of intellectuality joined with the heart of Buddha, the wonderful infinite heart of love and mercy.  This union will give us the highest philosophy. …. Swami Vivekananda

I am not afraid to tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today. ~ William Allen White

Aug. 9 You are either part of the problem or part of the solution.  ~ Davis George

Either in this world or in the world of religion, it is true that fear is the sure cause of degradation and sin.  It is fear that brings misery, fear that brings death, fear that breeds evil. …. Swami Vivekananda

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal.  Live this day as if it were your last.  The past is over nad gone.  The future is not guaranteed. ~ Wayne Dyer

Aug. 10 Think like a winner and be always part of the winning team.  ~ Davis George

We have to remember that you, I and every one of us will be called upon to become Rishis; and we must have faith in ourselves; we must become world-movers, for everything is in us. …. Swami Vivekananda

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Aug. 11 Today is the day given by God to celebrate and make the best of it.  ~ Davis George

My ideal is growth, expansion, development on national lines. …. Swami Vivekananda

I like men who have a future and women who have a past. ~ Oscar Wilde

Aug. 12 Plug into God to recharge your life just as you do with your mobile without fail!!  ~ Davis George

That activity and self-reliance must come in the people of the country in time – I see it clearly.  There is no escape…. Swami Vivekananda

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. ~ William Blake

Aug. 13 Effectiveness in life depends on the habit of learning- learning to pray, learning to preach, learning to do good, learning to practice what I preach.  ~ Davis George

First you have to build the body by good nutritious food – then only will the mind be strong.  The mind is but the subtle part of the body. …. Swami Vivekananda

You yourself, as much as anybody in the universe, deserve your love and affection. ~ Budda  

Aug. 14 Comparison and competition drains out energy and synergy in work situation.  ~ Davis George

You must retain great strength in your mind and words.  “I am low, I am low” – repeating these ideas in the mind, man belittles and degrades himself. …. Swami Vivekananda

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. ~ Albert Einstein

    Aug. 15     "We are what we repeatedly do; excellence then is not an act but a habit" ~ Aristotle

I wish that faith would come to each of you; and every one of your would stand up a giant, a world-mover with a gigantic intellect – an infinite God is every respect. …. Swami Vivekananda

Aboriginal people are key because they have a different sense of where we belong and how we interact with nature.  ~ Dabid Suzuki

Aug. 16 Makaan banaya, Ghar nahim bana paya. I built a house but could not make a home; built a church but could not build community of believers; built a school/college but could not build the character of the students.  ~ Davis George

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 …. Swami Vivekananda

Aboriginal people are key because they have a different sense of where we belong and how we interact with nature.  ~ Dabid Suzuki

Aug. 17 Institutions are not assessed by the look of the building but by what is going inside the building.  ~ Davis George

You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul. …. Swami Vivekananda

Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons.  You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body. ~ Oliver Wendell

Aug. 18 Focus on essentials.  One can spend the whole life on non essentials and boast but will miss the target.  ~ Davis George

If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better…. Swami Vivekananda

The ink of a scholar is more sacred than blood of a martyr. ~ Muhamad

Aug. 19 Immense possibilities; talents unexplored; Help the youth to discover and they will blossom.  ~ Davis George

We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far. …. Swami Vivekananda

The more you have, the more you are occupied, the less you give. ~ Mother Teresa

Aug. 20 Habits can make or break one's life. Review you habits.  ~ Davis George

The Vedanta recognizes no sin it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the Vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and tha …. Swami Vivekananda  

Whatever we may come alive, that is the area in which we are spiritual. ~ David Steomdl - Rest

Aug. 21 Only one person can change you, and that person's name is YOU.  ~ Davis George

The will is not free - it is a phenomenon bound by cause and effect - but there is something behind the will which is free. …. Swami Vivekananda

I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vaccum. ~ Bishop Desmond Tutu

Aug. 22 You are born to win. No one can stop you except yourself.  ~ Davis George

Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true …. Swami Vivekananda

In organizations, real power and energy is generated through relationship.  The patterns of relationships and the capacities to form them are far more important than tasks, functions, roles and positions. ~ Margaretg Wheatly

Aug. 23 You are born to win. No one can stop you except yourself.  ~ Davis George

  The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free. …. Swami Vivekananda

People ask the difference between a leader and a boss…  The leader works in the open, and the boss is covert.  The leader leads, and the boss drives. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Aug. 24 You are unique. God has created you in his own image. You have God particle in you.  ~ Davis George

The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong …. Swami Vivekananda

Managers are people who do things right, while leaders are people who do the right thing. ~ Warren Bennis

Aug. 25 Ignite the big dream; you are born for greater things.  ~ Davis George

If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. …. Swami Vivekananda

The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference. ~ Bess Myerson

Aug. 26 Don't stoop down. Don’t look down on others. You will save energy for yourself.  ~ Davis George

As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to God. …. Swami Vivekananda

We have, in fact, two kinds of morality side by side; one which we preach but do not practice, and another which we practice but seldom preach. ~ Bertrand Russel  

Aug. 27 Celebrate life. You have only one life to live.  ~ Davis George

May He who is the Brahman of the Hindus, the Ahura-Mazda of the Zoroastrians, the Buddha of the Buddhists, the Jehovah of the Jews, the Father in Heaven of the Christians give strength to you to carry out your noble idea. Read more at  …. Swami Vivekananda

We have, in fact, two kinds of morality side by side; one which we preach but do not practice, and another which we practice but seldom preach. ~ Bertrand Russel

Aug. 28 Self discipline is the best medicine for lethargy and laziness.  ~ Davis George

Keep aside for the present the vrindavan aspect of Shri Krishna  and spread far and wide the worship of Shri Krishna roaring the Gita out the voice of a lion …. Swami Vivekananda

An ethical person ought to do more than he’s required to do and less than he’s allowed to do ~ Anonymous

Aug. 29 They can, because they think they can; you can, because you think you can. Thinking makes the difference.  ~ Davis George

Work out the salvation of this land and of the whole world ,each of you  thinking that the entire burden is on your shoulderss…. Swami Vivekananda

Advice is like snow – the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Aug. 30 East or west Aloysians are the best.  ~ Davis George

Carry the light and the life of the Vedanta to evry door and rouse up the divinity that is hidden with every soul …. Swami Vivekananda

Knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can do.  In fact, that’s good taste. ~ Lucille Ball

Aug. 31 Catch them doing right and not wrong.  ~ Davis George

Be patriots love the race which has done such notes the more I love you my fellow countrymen: you are good and pure and gentle …. Swami Vivekananda

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.  ~ E.M. Forster

Thought for the Day

Dr. Fr. Davis George at Marriage Encounter

Fr. Davis George was actively involved in world wide Marriage Encounter for 33 years. He represented India as NET for 5 years and Asia for 4 years as AET.

Dr. Fr. Davis George at Marriage Encounter

Fr. Davis George was actively involved in world wide Marriage Encounter for 33 years. He represented India as NET for 5 years and Asia for 4 years as AET.

Dr. Fr. Davis George at Marriage Encounter

Fr. Davis George was actively involved in world wide Marriage Encounter for 33 years. He represented India as NET for 5 years and Asia for 4 years as AET.

Dr. Fr. Davis George at Marriage Encounter

Fr. Davis George was actively involved in world wide Marriage Encounter for 33 years. He represented India as NET for 5 years and Asia for 4 years as AET.