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Fountain-Art, No Chain (2)

Fountain-Art, Fountain-Art.
Fountain, fountain,
No chain, no chain.
Art, art, art,
Vision's start.
Jharna-Kala, Jharna-Kala.
Fountain-fuara, fountain-fuara,
No dry Sahara.
Fuara-fountain, fuara-fountain
Supreme Victory-Reign.

Albert Einstein

Einstein, your Theory of Relativity,
The supreme boon to humanity.

One Hundred Indian Stories

One hundred Indian stories,
American heart in Indian glories.
Bande Mataram, Mother, I bow to Thee.
Independence-Light are one eternally.

Albert Einstein, Scientist-Sage!

Albert Einstein, scientist-sage!
The wonder supreme of a vision-blaze.
A power-tower in a tiny frame.
Energy and mass enjoy their game
Of oneness-fulness, perfection-height.
Einstein, all-where your sleepless light.
In your greatest revolution-role
The world’s fastest evolution-goal.

Bill Rodgers

Bill Rodgers, Bill Rodgers, Bill!
O runner world’s Himalayan thrill.
Bill Rodgers, Bill Rodgers, Bill!
O king of the road,
O hero of the race,
Sun-joy treasures
Your heart, your face.

New York, the Empire State

New York, the Empire State!
Supreme Lord’s Victory-Gate.
‘Excelsior’ forward ever,
No sad failure, never!
O world-capital sure,
Almighty Lord’s Vision pure.

Doctor, Doctor

Doctor, doctor, O save my life!
Hurry up, use your proudest knife.
Doctor, doctor, O cure my health,
My tiny world’s most precious wealth.
Doctor, doctor, for me no death.
Help me discover my endless breath.

Gratitude Is the Sign of Noble Souls

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
[Words of Aesop]

I Looked for My Soul

I looked for my soul, but my soul I could not see.
I looked for my God, but my God eluded me.
I looked for a friend and then I found all three.
[Words of William Blake]

O God, If There Be a God

O God, if there be a God, save my soul, if I have a soul!
[Words of Robert Ingersoll]

God Loves All Men

God loves all men, but is enchanted by none.
[Words of Isaac Asimov]

What Does Farewell Mean?

What does farewell mean, if not death?
But will death itself be a farewell?
[Words of Honore de Balzac]

Tyger! Tyger!

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forest of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
[Words of William Blake]

A Truth That Is Told with Bad Intent

A truth that is told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent.
[Words of William Blake,
from “Auguries of Innocence”]

I Don't Want to Be Quoted

I don’t want to be quoted, and don’t quote me that
I don’t want to be quoted.
[Words of Winston Burdett]

Give Me a Spark Of Nature's Fire

Give me a spark of Nature’s fire.
That’s all the learning I desire.
[Words of Robert Burns]

God Is Love, I Dare Say

God is Love, I dare say,
But what a mischievous devil Love is.
[Words of Samuel Butler]

The Mountains Look on Marathon

The mountains look on Marathon,
And Marathon looks on the sea;
And musing there an hour alone,
I dreamed that Greece might still be free.
[Words of Lord Byron]

Veni, Vidi, Vici

Veni, vidi, vici.
I came, I saw, I conquered.
[Latin words of Julius Caesar]

Don't Walk in Front of Me

Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
[Words of Albert Camus]

I Don't Know of a More Exciting Athlete

I don’t know of a more exciting or more modest or more
competent athlete in the world than Bill Rodgers.
[Words of President Jimmy Carter]

I Have Nothing to Offer (1)

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
[Words of Sir Winston Churchill]

Alone, Alone, All, All Alone

Alone, alone, all, all alone,
Alone on a wide, wide sea!
And never a saint took pity on
My soul in agony.
[Words of Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
from “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”]

Swans Sing Before They Die

Swans sing before they die — ’twere no bad thing
Should certain persons die before they sing.
[Words of Samuel Taylor Coleridge]

Every Day, In Every Way

Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.
[Words of Emile Coue]

Because I Could Not Stop for Death

Because I could not stop for Death —
He kindly stopped for me —
The Carriage held but just Ourselves —
And Immortality.
[Words of Emily Dickinson]

My Life Closed Twice

My life closed twice before its close —
It yet remains to see
If Immortality unveil
A third event to me.
[Words of Emily Dickinson]

The Soul Selects Her Own Society

The Soul selects her own Society —
Then shuts the Door —
On her divine Majority —
Obtrude no more.
[Words of Emily Dickinson]

I Never Spoke with God

I never spoke with God,
Nor visited in Heaven —
Yet certain am I of the spot
As if the chart were given.
[Words of Emily Dickinson]

The Only News I Know

The only news I know
Is Bulletins all Day
From Immortality.
The only Shows I see —
Tomorrow and Today —
Perchance Eternity —
The only one I meet
Is God — The only Street
Existence — This traversed
If other news there be —
Or Admirabler Show —
I’ll tell it You —
[Words of Emily Dickinson]

If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking

If I can stop one heart from breaking
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
[Words of Emily Dickinson]

The Heaven Below

Who has not found the Heaven—below—
Will fail of it above—
For Angels rent the House next ours,
Wherever we remove—
[Words of Emily Dickinson]

The Softer You Sing

The softer you sing, the louder you are heard.
[Words of Donovan]

I Am Not Only a Pacifist

I am not only a pacifist, but a militant pacifist.
I am willing to fight for peace.
[Words of Albert Einstein]

I Was Born

I was born, and that is all that is necessary.
[Words of Albert Einstein]

The Best Work Is Done Not By Rules

The best work is done not by rules but by imagination.
[Words of Albert Einstein]

I Never Think of the Future

I never think of the future, it comes soon enough.
[Words of Albert Einstein]

The League of Nations

I am rarely enthusiastic about what the
League of Nations has done or not done,
but I am always thankful that it exists.
[Words of Albert Einstein]

Nothing I Can Do or Say

Nothing I can do or say will change the structure
of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice,
I can help the greatest of all causes: good-will
among men and peace on earth.
[Words of Albert Einstein]

Perfection of Means

Perfection of means and confusion of goals
seem to characterise our age.
[Words of Albert Einstein]

Real Human Progress

Real human progress depends not so much on
inventive ingenuity as on conscience.
[Words of Albert Einstein]

Make a Peace

Make a peace that does not conceal a future war.
[Words of Albert Einstein]

I Am Always Working on Something New

I am always working on something new.
[Words of Albert Einstein]

God Is a Scientist, Not a Magician

God is a scientist, not a magician.
[Words of Albert Einstein]

I Believe in a God

I believe in a God who reveals Himself in the harmony
of all beings.
[Words of Albert Einstein]

Try Not to Become

Try not to become a man of success
but rather try to become a man of value.
[Words of Albert Einstein]

Don't Complain

Don’t complain, don’t explain, don’t.
[Words of Henry Ford II]

The Woods Are Lovely, Dark and Deep (1)

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
[Words of Robert Frost]

In Three Words

In three words I can sum up everything
I have learned about life: It goes on.
[Words of Robert Frost]

There Is More to Life (1)

There is more to life than increasing its speed.
[Words of Mahatma Gandhi]

France Cannot Be France

France cannot be France without greatness.
[Words of President Charles de Gaulle]

Thin People Are Beautiful

Thin people are beautiful.
Fat people are adorable.
[Words of Jackie Gleason]

Divide and Rule

Divide and rule, a sound motto.
Unite and lead, a better one.
[Words of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe]

Tomorrow Is Just a Fiction

Tomorrow is just a fiction of today.
[Words of Rex Harrison]

A Friendless Man

A friendless man is like a left hand without a right.
[Jewish proverb]

Free at Last

Free at last, free at last,
Thank God Almighty,
I’m free at last.
[Inscription on the gravestone of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.]

Religion Is in the Heart

Religion is in the heart, not in the knees.
[Words of Douglas William Jerrold]

We Did Not Choose

We did not choose to be the guardians at the gate.
But there is no one else.
[Words of President L.B. Johnson]

True Happiness

True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends
but in the worth and choice.
[Words of Ben Johnson]

A Thing of Beauty

A thing of beauty is a joy forever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness.
[Words of John Keats
from “Endymion”]

Heard Melodies Are Sweet

Heard melodies are sweet,
But those unheard are sweeter.
[Words of John Keats]

Man Seeks Freedom

Man seeks freedom and pursues captivity.
[Words of Hazrat Inayat Khan]

To Life There Is No Death

To life there is no death, and to death there is no life.
[Words of Hazrat Inayat Khan]

The More You Depend upon God

The more you depend upon God,
the more God becomes dependable.
[Words of Hazrat Inayat Khan]

God Is God and Man Is Man

God is God and man is man.
Yet God is man and man is God.
[Words of Hazrat Inayat Khan]

Death Is a Tax

Death is a tax the soul has to pay
for having had a name and a form.
[Words of Hazrat Inayat Khan,
from “Sayings: The Bowl of Saki”, 8:28]

The First and Last Lesson of Love

The first and last lesson of love
Is: “I am not”.
[Words of Hazrat Inayat Khan]

An Ideal Is Beyond Explanation

An ideal is beyond explanation.
To analyse God is to dethrone God.
[Words of Hazrat Inayat Khan]

Two Men Look Out

Two men look out through the same bars.
One sees the mud, and one the stars.
[Words of Frederick Langbridge]

The Better Part of One's Life

The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.
[Words of President Abraham Lincoln]

I Am Going Your Way

I am going your way, so let us go hand in hand.
[Words of William Morris]

I Teach You the Superman

I teach you the Superman.
Man is something to be surpassed.
[Words of Friedrich Nietzsche]

Through Obedience

Through obedience, learn to command.
[Words of Plato]

True Friendship Between Two People

True friendship between two people is infinite and immortal.
[Words of Plato]

I Am Self-Employed

I am self-employed.
[Words of Prince Phillip]

If You Want To Get Along

If you want to get along, go along.
[Words of Samuel Rayburn]

Co-existence

It is co-existence or no existence.
[Words of Bertrand Russell]

To-morrow and To-morrow

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time.
[Words of William Shakespeare,
from “Macbeth”, Act 5, scene 5]

If I Am Sophocles, I Am Not Mad

If I am Sophocles, I am not mad
and if I am mad, I am not Sophocles.
[Words of Sophocles]

Half a League

Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die.
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
[Poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson]

Love Conquers All

Love conquers all.
[Omnia vincit amor — Latin phrase of Virgil]

I Disapprove of What You Say

I disapprove of what you say but I will defend
to the death your right to say it.
[Words of Voltaire]

It Is Chance That Makes Brothers

It is chance that makes brothers, but hearts that make friends.
[Words of Von Geibel]

The Music in My Heart I Bore

The music in my heart I bore
Long after it was heard no more.
[Words of William Wordsworth]

Thakurer Pran

Thakurer pran thakurer dhan
Thakurer jaya gan
Vivekananda trilokananda
Shoirjyer tuphan
Jagale Bharate jagale manabe
Phutale bishwa rup
Vir sannyasi dharar hiyai
Atmahutir dhup
[Dedicated to Swami Vivekananda]

Translation

O Swami Vivekananda!
Sri Ramakrishna’s life-breath!
Sri Ramakrishna’s supreme gift to mankind!
Sri Ramakrishna’s victory-song all-where!
The victory-world’s delight you were.
Lo, the cyclone-valour of the Absolute.
You awakened your slumbering India,
You awakened humanity’s sleep.
In you blossomed the Form Universal.
O hero-warrior sannyasi,
In the core of the creation sleeplessly shall burn
The incense of your self-offering.

Scientist Einstein

Scientist Einstein, Scientist Einstein, Scientist!
Your vision-boon our age-old hunger-feast.
O brave thinker-mind,
O hallowed seeker-heart,
You are the pioneer
Of a great progress-start.
O good God-lover,
O true truth-server,
O pure earth-awakener,
O sure Heaven-bringer!