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33 Top-Notch Shiv Khera Quotes

Shiv Khera is an Indian author of self help books and activists. Focused on the movement against caste based reservation, he is known for his multiple lawsuits filed on behalf of the public interest and starting the organization ‘Country First Foundation.’ Here is a look at some of the most notable Shiv Khera quotes on record.

“Everything that we enjoy is a result of someone’s hard work. Some work is visible and other work goes unseen, but both are equally important.”

“A person with low self-esteem is suffering from loneliness even when he is amongst large groups of people, whereas a person with high self-esteem is enjoying solitude out of choice.”

“A person’s character is judged not only by the company they keep but also by the company they avoid.”

“A young man asked Socrates the secret to success. Socrates told the young man to meet him near the river the next morning. They met and Socrates asked the young man to walk with him toward the river.”

“Ability will get you success; character will keep you successful.”

“An opportunity only knocks once. The next one may be better or worse, but never the same one. That is why it is so crucial to make the right decision at the right time.”

“An uneducated thief may steal goods from the train but an educated one may steal the entire train. We need to compete for knowledge and wisdom, not for grades.”

“Be courteous to all, but intimate with a few and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.”

“Feeling good is a natural outcome of doing good; and doing good is a natural outcome of being good.”

“Humans can create their own environment, whereas animals have to adapt to their environment.”

“Intellectual education influences the head and values-based education influences the heart.”

“Looking for the positive does not necessarily mean overlooking faults. being a positive thinker does not mean one has to agree or accept everything. It only means that a person is solution-focused.”

“Motivation is like fire—unless you keep adding fuel to it, it dies. Your fuel is your belief in your inner values.”

“Oh, how a small portion of earth will hold us when we are dead, who ambitiously seek after the whole world while we are living!”

“One cannot be a good teacher unless he is a good student.”

“Opportunity is always under our feet. We don’t have to go anywhere. All we need to do is recognize it.”

“Our thoughts are causes. You sow a thought, you reap an action. You sow an action, you reap a habit. You sow a habit, you reap a character. You sow a character, you reap a destiny. It all starts with a thought.”

“Progressive’ means that success is a journey, not a destination. It’s an ongoing process. We never arrive.”

“Purpose: A lifetime goal is called a purpose. To identify your purpose, ask yourself “If my age was a hundred today and I looked back at my life, what is it that I want to say is my accomplishment?”

“Relationship Selling implies long-term commitment, common goals, mutual respect, ongoing trust and cooperation.”

“Some people make friends by wining and dining people with the sole objective of doing business with them. Once the usefulness goes, the friendship also goes.”

“Success is not an accident. It is the result of your attitude and your attitude is a choice. Hence success is a matter of choice and not chance.”

“Super achievers don’t waste time in unproductive thoughts, esoteric thoughts or catastrophic thoughts. They think constructively and they know that their level of thinking determines their success.”

“The answer is your purpose. Mission: A mission is an action that leads a person to a purpose through a philosophy.”

“The best teachers will not give you something to drink, they will make you thirsty. They will not give you answers but will put you on a path to seek answers.”

“The difference if I buy a photocopier from you, I have made a transaction and am considered a customer.”

“The essence of Relationship Selling is when we convert a customer into a client and the seller gains the status of a supplier.”

“The greatest gift that humans have is the ability to think. Of all the creatures in the world, humans are physically the most ill-equipped.”

“There is great value in disaster. All our mistakes are burnt up. Thank God we can start anew.” In spite of disaster, three weeks later, he invented the phonograph. What an attitude!”

“Under Adverse conditions – some people break down,some break records.”

“Winners dont do different things,they do things differently.”

“Winners see the gain; losers see the pain.”

“Worthiness is what gives meaning and fulfillment. Success without fulfillment is empty. That’s like good looks without goodness. In life we need substance over form, not form over substance.”

Here is a famous motivational keynote provided by Shiv Khera as he discusses in a unique dialogue how India can unlock its hidden hydro carbon potentials.

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