Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Energy and Persistence Conquer all things-B.Franklin



Just look at the complete concave crater !
How persistent the wind should be !
It reminds me of this quotation by Calvin Coolidge


"Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence.

Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.

Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.

Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.

Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

The slogan “Press On” has solved and

always will solve the problems of the human race."



Note: This is a rock in Horsley Hills which is situated in the Southern part AP.
A place with wonderful climate and the highlight is there is no other entertainment
except nature walks and bird watching


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33 comments:

Voracious Blog Reader said...

Hi Shree,

Good post. Boosted my spirits.

Apropos, Nature walks are always good for the soul.

Voracious Blog Reader

amitscorpio said...

Nice Post!!!

saravansivan said...

Rocks eroded by water current pathiruken..Adhuve brammipu..Idhu over much pa...Winda sonnenga..

pria said...

Sree- Bird watching pics engay??

Nice one and never knew...

Sree's Views said...

Hey Kootalee !!!
How are u ?
ungala missO miss pannaren :(

Good post. Boosted my spirits.//
happy baa :)

yeah..and esp this place its beautiful as there is only one road around 1.5 kms and it goes around the top of the hill :)

take care , Partner :)

Sree's Views said...

Hi Amit !
Thank you :)

Sree's Views said...

Hi Saravansivan

ya..I was quite surprised too..actually I almost missed it as u find these 'punnami' boards all over the hill . But once I read it , I felt the rock..it was not very smooth..a bit grainy..like flame finished granite.

see yaa saravan :)

Sree's Views said...

Hello Pria..
My dad and I went around looking for birds and found a few beautiful ones....but we were so busy trying to get their names that we did'nt take any snap :(
but wild hens were there everywhere and another common one is the 'patridges'.
Will try to get some pic in my next visit :)

Voracious Blog Reader said...

//
Hey Kootalee !!!
How are u ?
ungala missO miss pannaren :(
//

Hallo Partner,

I am fine. I will have access to internet soon. Don't worry. Dho vandhuduven. :)

Gummi adikkanum pola irukku. :(

Voracious Blog Reader

Sree's Views said...

Hey Partner...
Neenga illama gummi adikaradhaiye marandhutta maari oru feeling :(

seekiran vaango !!!

Ankur said...

isn't persistence a second word for nagging?

Sree's Views said...

Hey Ankur,

isn't persistence a second word for nagging? //

yes..but the applicability is selective.
It seems like nagging to the ones who shirk responsibility :P

kamal anjelo said...

good one sree :)

prerna said...

There is a couplet by a poet from the Bhakti era who said-

Karat karat abhyas ke jadmati hoat sujan,
rasri awat jat se sil par parat nishan.

[The rope that rubs against the rock in a well leaves a mark on the rock, and likewise even an idiot will find wisdom with practice and perseverance.]

Very good post Sree.

Sree's Views said...

KAMAL

Hello Kamal...
I am happy u liked it :)

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PRERNA

Hi Prerna...
was following ur comments on Ms.Patil..good going :)

//and likewise even an idiot will find wisdom with practice and perseverance//
golden words !

We have a similar one in Tamil
'Erumbu oora kallum theyum'

[A rock can be eroded by a steady traffic of ants ]

Thanks, Prerna :)

Navneet said...

whoa...just what i needed...thanks for coming...but who is ravi?
hope to see you more frequently

Sree's Views said...

Hi Navneet...
welcome here :)

this is Ravi's comment section :)

https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=15250722&postID=4647369224892118622

Thanks for visiting..
keep coming :)

Navneet said...

d'oh...now i remember
thanks for refreshing my memory

Sowmya said...

hey sree..How are u doing.

long time no see.

by the by, very good post :)

Sree's Views said...

Navneet

Hi Navneet...
anytime :)
So how is ur weekend coming?

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Sowmya

Hey Sowmya...
I am fine ya!
How are u ?
I read ur 'living together' post
and wanted to comment after
giving it a good thought.

Sree's Views said...

SOWMYA

Sowmya...
Oh the rest of the comment was cut off while cutting pasting..sorry paa...

I am happy u liked this post :)
take care Soms..
see ya :)

sahasra said...

may I know ur educational background???

Thiru said...

hi sri,

Let me add a quote from our thiruvalluvar thaatha (oh he is also thiru?! could be I am his reincarnation! lol)

"Oozhayum uppakkam kaanbar uzhaivindri thaazh aatrubavar"

(bear with any typo error in the above couplet)

meaning, one can overcome fate if she/he works hard with perseverance.

Although I agree with second half of this couplet, I can't accept the first half wherein Thiruvalluvar endorses fate.

A good post sri.

Sree's Views said...

SAHASRA

Hi Sahasra...
How are u ?

may I know ur educational background??? //
I am a commerce graduate and am just a few papers away from my Law degree !
I have some exposure to Law practice :)

What have u done ? are u a s/w person?

see ya , Sahasra :)

Sree's Views said...

THIRU

Hello Thiru

(oh he is also thiru?! could be I am his reincarnation! lol)//
Idhaney venaangaradhu =))
kadaisila avara kooda vittu vaikala :))
enna kooda oru politician ( u know how they are against sankrit names, rt) 'thiru' nnu dhaan kindala koopiduvaar :) adhukaaga naan enna avalo kammiyaaa =))

Thiru...enakku adhu english la avalava pronounce panna varala..
thirukuralla enga irukunnu sonna eduthuduven !
But the meaning is very good.

Although I agree with second half of this couplet, I can't accept the first half wherein Thiruvalluvar endorses fate.//
I think u r misinterpretting what he is trying to say. He is not endorsing fate , I think he means "any obstacles can be overcome".
I belive so. I feel with perserverance , even the strongest of tide against us can be won over .

A good post sri. //
thank u :)

amaam , unga blog pakkam poyee evalo naal aachu ?

sahasra said...

From ur posts,I guessed u might be a lawyer or a law student...but this post made me ask u abt ur career...

I was from biology background, but trying to cope up with compu geeks for a s/w job...

Sree's Views said...

Hi Sahasra...

this post made me ask u abt ur career...//
ok :) I am a struggling lawyer :)

I was from biology background, but trying to cope up with compu geeks for a s/w job... //
good luck , Sahasra ! I hope u land a great job !

sahasra said...

Thank U,Sree..
I wish the same for U.

Thiru said...

hey sri

//Thiru...enakku adhu english la avalava pronounce panna varala..
thirukuralla enga irukunnu sonna eduthuduven!
But the meaning is very good.//

I could not find in net. I extracted from my memory and wrote, if I can get hold of mykural book I can point it out. It could be in Oozh vinai or vida muyrarchi kind of stuff.

//I think u r misinterpretting what he is trying to say.//

I dont think so. Catch hold of the kural in tamil, explore and come back if you still believe so.

Sree's Views said...

Hello Thiru..
thanks for pointing it..
poyee thirukural eduthu paakaren.
I will check if he means 'fate' or 'obstacle' :)
Paravailliyey , kural ellam nyabhagam vechi irukeengaley :)

enakku therija onnu
"inna seidharai oruthal avar
naana nanayam seidhuvidal" :)
dont ask me if I follow it :P

Thiru said...
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Thiru said...

hey sri

//enakku therija onnu
"inna seidharai oruthal avar
naana nanayam seidhuvidal" :)
dont ask me if I follow it :P//

In Madras baashai it sounds like...

"innaabaa seithaaru avaru, oruthabaa
nannaa naiya pudaithu anupivachikira"

-chennailolluvar

may be you should try following this!

Sree's Views said...

Hey Thiru
Akaan baaaa !!
Inna niceaaa soltabaa neeyee :)
meiyalumey sooberaadhaan keedhu.
enga iskoola apdee solvaanga...aana nambulkku adhu aavadhu...nambo 2 aala ittukinu poyee voodu katra maatom !!
innanra ?