Monday, July 25, 2016

                         All that glitters is not gold 

All that glitters is not gold is a well-known saying. It means that not everything that looks precious or true turns out to be so. This expression was first found in Shakespeare's play. It teaches us that the world is full of bright things and these things fascinate or attract us by their colour , shape or outer appearance. But It is necessary for us to know their real value or nature or character. Many metals which look yellow alike gold but they are not as precious as gold. Many advertisements praise useless things and people buy them but latter they realize that they bought worthless things. Outer shining does not make everything valuable.  Sometimes we meet somebody who for impressing us, talks in a polished way but he is neither honest nor sincere.  All men are not same their behaviour, beauty, talk may attract us but we should be aware for not to be deceived. What appears before us may be true and correct is not necessary. We must understand the real value of a person or a thing. Because all that glitters is not gold.  
Practice Makes a Man Perfect. 
Practice means constant use of one's intellectual and aesthetic powers. Perfect means 'ideal', complete and excellent'. Proper planning and practice promote perfect performance. Practice depends on training and it means repeating an activity. Constant practice also sharpens talents.

One has to follow certain qualities to be perfect. These are hard work, strong will power, faith, tolerance, positive approach, self confidence and dedication. The quality that prepares one for all other qualities is practice. One should not stop practicing and be satisfied until one achieves perfection.

Practice is the best way by which one can achieve perfection. Practice makes one feel and understand the same idea or thing again and again. The more one practices, the more one becomes perfect. One doesn't repeat the errors that were done previously. Practice makes excellence and excellence brings perfection. Practice begins in the cradle and ends in the grave. Right from childhood, man practices various activities like talking, reading, writing, eating, cooking etc. For learning an art or any activity, one needs constant practice. The child practices speaking first by learning the alphabets, then the words, sentences and finally the speech. The child through repeated practice reaches perfection in speaking. One can't ride a bicycle or a motor bike or drive a car at the very first instance. One needs practice till one achieves perfection in the same. 

A Stitch in Times Saves Nine

"A Stitch in Times Saves Nine" is a well known proverb. It is frequently used in conversation. It passes on from one hand to another like a current coin. It means that evil should be nipped in the bud, and thus much future trouble would be avoided. A cloth which is torn must be stitched at once for otherwise the torn portion would increase in size and many more stitches would be required. Similarly, in every walk of life things must be set right in the very beginning in order to avoid much future trouble and expenditure. Sometime, if the evil is not put down in the very beginning, it may become unmanageable and may not be remedied at all. Hence we may say that the proverb "A Stitch in Time Saves Nine" has much truth and wisdom in it.Many a social evil flourishes in Indian society to-day and it has become impossible to put it down. This is so because the wise proverb in question was forgotten and evil was not nipped in the very beginning. In conclusion we can say that if we are ready to face the challenges of future in present , our future will be bright.

 Honesty is the Best policy
Everyone wants to become rich without hard labour. He does not hesitate to adopt any means at all to become rich. But still some people appreciate honesty. All religions lay down great stress on honesty.
An honest man is always brave. He is not afraid of anybody. Sometime, he has to face many problems also. He is truthful and is liked by everybody. On the other hand, liar, greedy and cunning people earn more money but they are not liked by people. Honesty should be maintained everywhere, at home, in school, among friends and even in the playground. An honest person always obeys the law so he is free from serious trouble. Honesty also gives rise to spiritual strength. So one takes up any challenge with confidence. On the other hand, a dishonest person can never be sure of anything. He is always busy in plotting. So he never gets peace. An honest man is rewarded with success. Even after his death, people remember him. He gets love and respects from others. Dishonesty, no doubt gives benefits sometimes but those benefits are temporary and short lived. It kills our soul and snatches away our peace of mind. It is not an easy job to remain honest in this world.

Where there is a will , there is a way

Impossible is a word to be found in the dictionary of fools - is what Napoleon, the Great, is reported to have declared. It is good to remember this whenever we feel like giving up. Occasionally, even very small things like getting up early in the morning, studying for a specified number of hours, keeping to time, writing prompt letters, call for determina­tion and strength of will. Most of us are often tempted to postpone too many things and the result is that we com­plain we do not have time to do them. In most cases, this is just an excuse. Many of us are also discouraged by apparent failures. We know the story of great king Bruce and the spider but we do not have the patience to wait for final results. If we wish strongly, and we make enough efforts to achieve our goal ; success will be in our hands because where there is will , there is a way.
The pen is mightier than the sword.

There is a famous saying that the role of pen is mightier than that of the sword. But unfortunately there are people who believe that the use of force is necessary. The pen expresses a personal or public opinion. It stands for the press, literature, news-papers, books, and other writings. The purpose of all writing is to connect one's mind with another, to persuade the reader to take up the view which the writer holds on a particular subject. All thoughtful men, therefore, prefer the pen to the sword. The government of today is carried on through the help of the press. We are soon warned if we are in the wrong. No government of today can stand against a powerful pen. The writer or the debater by his writing or reasoning power rules the day. People have a greater faith in the power of the pen than in that of the sword.

Fusion of Cultures In Indian Art. 
Indian art is a fusion of many cultures as Huns, Turks, Sakas, Kushanas, Greeks, Moghals , and  others. These all races and tribes brought with them their indigenous culture. The different cultures made India's real culture. Arts like dancing, singing, painting, sculptures , architecture had always been influenced by the elements of various cultures.
These foreign elements from Vedik Era to mediaeval period , influenced the art of India. It gave a new entity to our art. Our ancient buildings, palaces, forts , paintings and sculptures show the fusion of cultures in Indian art. People either as conquerors or as migrants came to India and made her their home. They brought with them their local culture , this process of absorption continued and thus Indian art became the fusion of varied cultures .