M. B. Nirmal Founder & Leader : ExNoRa


A very unique wedding gift



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A very unique wedding gift
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  • You can donate funds to Vellore Exnora, in India to save the calves. To adopt one such calf, you need to pay Rs. 500/- and another Rs.500/- for the maintenance of the calf, totaling to Rs.1000/- The cheques can be drawn in favour of:
  • Exnora Green Cross – Vellore,
  • #16, Sainathapuram
  • Natesa Mudaliar Street, Vellore.
  • Tamilnadu, India.
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  • The donors can also give a certificate appreciating the wedding couple as follows:
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  • Groom: Bride:
  • Date: Day: Place:
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  • We wish the couple a happy married life. Let the almighty shower the choicest blessings on them. On behalf of this lovely couple, we announce through this appreciation certificate, that we have donated Rs. One thousand favouring Exnora Green Cross, Vellore, to save the lives of male calves they adopt and rear.
  • (signed)
  • The donor’s name
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  • This certificate can be presented to the couple on stage.
    • Save trees as wedding gift
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    • On similar lines, ExNoRa also has a Save tree scheme as a wedding gift. We in ExNoRa encourage planting trees as a grand scheme. In last two hundred years, we have lost more than 90% of the trees we had. To compensate the loss, each one of us should plant at least one tree a day! As mentioned earlier, money towards tree planting can be donated to ExNoRa and the certificate in that effect be given to the married couple, as follows:
    • Groom: Bride:
    • Date: Day: Place:
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    • We wish the couple a happy married life. Let the almighty shower the choicest blessings on them. On behalf of this lovely couple, we announce through this appreciation certificate, that we have donated Rs. ______ favouring ExNoRa for their ‘ Save Trees project”.
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    • (signed)
    • The donor’s name
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    • This certificate can be presented to the couple on stage.
    • Those who wish to sponsor or donate for this ‘Save Trees’ project, can contact:
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    • The General Secretary,
    • Exnora international
    • #20, Giriappa Street
    • T. Nagar, Chennai 600017
    • Tel: 91-44- 2475 9477/ 2815 3377
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    • Such certificates can be also be framed and gifted.
    • The couple themselves can support such causes
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    • The couple themselves can support both the schemes mentioned above. They can announce those who intend to gift, about these schemes and encourage donors to support ExNoRa and give the certificates to them as gift, which they would cherish for ever. How happy they may feel when they recollect that they could collect a sizeable amount towards conservation of nature and animals? The donors’ name can also be announced in public system so that this good message spreads far and wide.
    • Saplings in place of coconut
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    • Instead of coconuts being given as a thanks giving gift, in marriages, one can give away tree or plant saplings to the guests. Tree saplings are ones like mango, neem and coconut, but plant saplings are those like vegetable plants, ornamental plants which can be grown in limited space like flats, apartments, etc. (To get the full details of all plants read my book “Enjoy and make other happy)
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    • Keep four colours of recycled bags:
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    • Green: Sapling that can be grown in homes
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    • Blue: Saplings suitable for planting on common places, road side etc.
    • Yellow: Vegetable saplings that can be grown in pots and indoors
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    • Purple: Ornamental plant saplings that can be grown indoors.
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    • We can ask the guests to choose among these types. The bag will have the details of how to plant and maintain the sapling. These saplings mostly are economical than the coconuts we normally give away for guests who attend marriages.
    • How many marriages are happening around! How many attend these marriages. Imagine that all of them resort to such useful cause, the whole world would turn into a garden! Instead of blindly following rituals and system for the sake of doing, just think and act sensibly and work for the upliftment of the society and save nature.
    • Other miscellaneous expenses in a marriage
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    • Dresses, music party, decorations etc.
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    • Alternate for the dress
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    • People spend lavishly for dresses. Simple yet elegant dress can be worn. Dresses which reflect Indian culture and add a respect to the attired can be tried. The marriage hall, big musical band procession, the crackers, car, marriage vessels, high voltage arc lights, aren't they rented? If some one want a posh dress or a floral gear, they can rent such dresses too! The decorations and embellishments can also be simpler. The money thus saved can be spent on gifting uniforms for poor children. The money we normally spend for the grooms wedding coat and suit can accommodate the expenses of almost fifty school uniforms!
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    • May be if you have a budget of ten lakhs for a marriage, you may
    • end up spending only three lakhs by following the simpler way.
    • Save
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    • The balance seven lakhs can be deposited in a bank in the name of the couple. Would they curse you for this? Certainly not. On the contrary they will feel happy. The pomp and show will also be avoided. The money thus saved can be handy throughout their lives in case of emergencies.
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    • The money will make the couple plan and live comfortably. Will help them in admitting their children in a good school
    • Will help as safe money or deposit for their children's’ higher studies
    • Will allow them to help the poor and needy
    • Principled Simplicity statement
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    • Those who conduct a marriage in a simple and an economic manner, need not bother about what the world tells at them. May be you can print on the card with the heading, “Principled Simple Marriage” . The banner which displays the wedding couple name can also bear a tag line below as, “ Principled Simple marriage”
    • Spread the message of ‘principled simplicity’ easily
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    • Those who practice the ‘principled simplicity’ model, should practice this whole-heartedly and should adopt simplicity in all actions and deeds.
    • The ‘Principled Simplicity’ badge can be worn by them always.
    • They can print the message of ‘principled simplicity’ in the other side of their regular business / visiting cards.
    • “Are you eager to know what ‘principled simplicity is? Ask me now!!!” can be printed on that card.
    • Even home and office entrance doors can have a board proclaiming ‘principled simplicity’.
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    • On the whole, we should feel concerned about the happenings around us, to save the environment, our society we should adopt this ‘principled simplicity’ whole heartedly and also preach this to others too. Only by doing this, we are making the earth a safe haven for our future generations.
    • Use and get the benefits
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    • New Year Greetings and Principled Simplicity
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    • Did you receive lots of cards from your friends and relatives this new year? Please keep them safe. At the end of the year. Sign on it and mark, “Dear _____, I was remembering you and your kind gesture throughout this year, wishes for the new year!” Send it back to the same friend! It will be an unique remembrance and he will surely not think that you are a miser. It saves money, and prevents trees being cut to make paper. In fact, the friend/ relative will respect you much beyond than what was expected from them, as you have remembered them throughout the year. May be he will follow suit and send you the same old card again, the next year. By doing so, you both save trees, yet cherish and nurture friendship or relationship.
    • Which is the best?
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    • Threatening pomp of the filthy rich
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    • I happened to go the bungalow of a very rich man. His house was decorated with the best of carpets, tiles, paints, furniture, chandeliers, etc. But I observed cob-webs around, dust and some food plates thrown beside the costliest sofas around. I felt that even though this man wanted to display his wealth, he could not maintain and keep the premises clean.
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    • Soothing simplicity
    • The very next week I happened to go to an ex-hockey player, an Anglo-Indian gentleman at Perambur. His house was small, with modest decoration and furnishings. But the walls were white and clean. There was this writing , “GOD IS LOVE” hanging on the wall. Apart from wooden chairs, a simple wooden bench adorned the corner space of the hall, which was covered with an embroidered linen, clean and pressed. To my surprise, the bench had a small bottle atop, with some clean water and a money plant grown in it! In the centre, they had a small table, which again was covered with a decorative cloth, again topped up with a small bouquet of fresh pretty flowers and grass kept in a jar. Normal bamboos and cane twigs had been converted to decorative pieces which hung on the walls. These I was told were hand made by the lady of the house!
    • This or that?
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    • I just could not hold myself comparing these two houses. The few minutes I sat in the bungalow mentioned earlier, made me feel like hell and lasting, but here in this ex-player’s house, the full hour I sat just went of like a minute! The house etched a permanent memory as a fresh and an happy habitat in my mind forever!
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    • You can also compare these two houses. You do not need money, to have a serene and soothing atmosphere and decoration. What one need is a clean and calm environment. Just pouring in money cannot decorate your house, If it is maintained improperly and kept untidy, the house will be a hell. But a simple ten rupee worth vase or an artifact which can make the house a wonderland, but only if we keep it right and clean. Simple and elegant are the key words.
    • Do not envy your neighbour or do not get competing with him in accumulating wealth. You should also not be the example for other money mongers or extravagant persons. May be think otherwise. You and your neighbour, both can read this book on ‘principled simplicity’, discuss and adopt this method for a simple and elegant life. Compete in saving. Live and let live together. Succeeding this success, spread the word around your place, your village or area. Develop the methodology to improve the standards of our fellow brethren and try to save nature and its constituents for our future generation. Live and while leaving, leave behind such healthy environment for the future.
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    • Start this journey of living the life with vigor armed with the strategy of ‘principled simplicity’. Come on! Soon!
    • Principled Simplicity
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    • What should we do next?
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    • Hope you have completed reading this book on ‘principled simplicity’. Extravagance or simplicity – which one to choose? I know your mind is wavering, but it is normal. Without a judge to hear both the sides of the debate, I know your heart must be parted with two opinions.
    • If the man and the woman in a family are of opposite nature, one a spendthrift and the other a simple one, there is surely bound to be a rift and sparks. I have tried to put my best thoughts forward through this book, with suitable examples and anecdotes to make all in a family adopt the ‘principled simplicity’. In what ever angle we see life or a situation, we are clear that simplicity scores over all other phenomena and is a must for all to adopt.
    • If we follow that
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    • Victory! Victory! Victory! Victory! Victory! Victory! Victory! Victory! Victory!
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    • Follows us. Yes. Nine victories are scored over by just using the mantra of success. These nine are:
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    • Victory to the environment
    • Victory for the restoration of natural resources
    • Victory to a planned and economic life
    • Victory for savings
    • Victory to your own ‘money purse’!
    • Victory to the serene and calm hearts
    • Victory to the health of all concerned
    • Victory for the family welfare
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    • Above all, those who adopt ‘principled simplicity’ can live without fear and guilt.
    • What you need to just do is to, become a ‘principled simplicity’ immediately. And become the spokesperson for this model too. Share the ideas and stories illustrated in this book with all and everyone. Wherever you go, become a symbol of simplicity. Speak in gatherings, schools and colleges and among friends, relatives on this subject. Buy and gift this book to as many as you can. Try to add this into the syllabus of schools.
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    • It is beneficial to adopt this strategy. Your family can also adopt and benefit. Be patient enough to educate others on this policy. Teach them simplicity with smile. Start the ‘principled simplicity forum’ in your place and work cohesively with others to reach more milestones.
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    • The ‘principled simplicity’ badge should be worn always and every where we go. Not only wear but preach it to others. At least four to five persons should become a simplicist like you after each passing day.
    • The ‘principled simplicity forum or club
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    • This club should be started in each and very hamlet, village, town and city. The members would be called as ‘principled simplicists’. Their messages spread to all working offices, public places, industries, schools and colleges. The message should spread among all habitats.
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    • The in-charge
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    • The principled simplicity forum or club will have office bearers to have account of all work done and money involved. This is mandatory.
    • Leader
    • Deputy leader
    • Secretary
    • Joint Secretary
    • Treasurer
    • Director – Public relations and communications
    • Director – Branches in offices - establishment
    • Director – Branches in educational institutions – establishment
    • Director – Public service
    • Director – Simplicity – Strategy Research
    • Director – Civic ExNoRa growth
    • Registration
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    • Those who have started this ‘Principled Simplicity Forum’ elsewhere
    • should get registered with the Head office of the “Principled Simplicity Forum’ in Chennai
    • by sending details of
    • Their constitution
    • The names of persons involved
    • The details of how and when it was started
    • The contact details of all office bearers, members and their resumes.
    • The details of branches and their functions
    • Meetings
    • The members should meet at least once in a month and discuss strategies and experiences on how one can adopt simplicity and how to spread this message further. You may discuss on the extravagance and spending attitudes, the methods to prevent it, the methods to prevent the urge to spend, how to control children becoming spendthrifts and so on…
    • In each meeting a NEW PRINCIPLED SIMPLICIST should be identified and honoured or appreciated in public.
    • There is no need to insist that the meeting should also conducted in a simple way
    • It can happen below the shades of a big tree, in a class room or in a park. No meetings in hotels and rented places.
    • Report
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    • Monthly Action Report should be submitted to the H.O regularly.
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    • We all should join hands, practice ‘Principled Simplicity’ and make our heritage and culture driven lives a good one, everlasting one, so that we give back our motherland what she deserves best.
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    • Those who want the badges for becoming a member in ‘Principled simplicity forum’ can contact the ExNoRa head office in the following address:
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    • Principled Simplicity Forum
    • C/o. ExNoRa International
    • 20, Giriappa Road, T. Nagar
    • Chennai 6000 017
    • Tel: 91- 44 – 2815 3377, 2475 9477.
    • Email: mbnirmal@hotmail.com, mbnirmal@yahoo.com
    • Some quotable quotes
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    • Hey those who crib and wander in search of money
    • What use it has after the spirit leaves your mortal body?
    • -Avvayar (tamil poetess of sangam age)
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    • Do have money making as your motto. Spend money to gather goodness.
    • -Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    • Money can buy the skin, not the pulp. It can fetch money but cannot fetch hunger; can buy medicines, not cure; will gather men to share, not friends; will get workers, not faithfulness; will get amusing days but not eternal peace and happiness.
    • -Henrique Ibson
    • Some quotable quotes
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    • The greedy never possess money. The spendthrift looses money faster than anything else
    • -Ben Johnson
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    • Business can bring money; but friendship never brings it
    • -Jane Austin
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    • To be clean, compact and true, we do not need money.
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    • Do not spend your efforts on earning money, but for yearning service to nation
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    • Coins and currency are not real money. Work is wealth. The one who has energy to work is really the rich one.
    • -Mahatma Gandhi
    • The money angel had made many a millionaires and had spoilt many more.
    • - Robert Smith
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    • Some men sometimes make fake money. At times, some fake money makes fake men.
    • - Sydney Harris
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    • Inspite of knowing money can beget many things, if one averts money, it is equivalent to like emptiness. To avoid real needs is weakness. Those who value money correctly and are always be ready to spend it on their duty, kindness, donation, is truly ethical.
    • - Senankur
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    • If you know how to use money, it is your slave. Otherwise, you become its slave.
    • - Horus
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    • To buy anything close to our soul, we need no money
    • - Henry David Thoreau
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    • The difference between the respect we give to the one who had made himself a true man and to the other who had just made himself a rich man is very wide and incomparable
    • - Diana Maria Mulak
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    • Money and time or life’s biggest burden. Those who have got either of this, beyond their capacity to spend, suffer.
    • - Samuel Johnson
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    • Money is a faithful servant but a horrible boss
    • - Dominique Bohairs
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    • The intelligent should have money in his brain, not in his heart.
      • Jonathan Swift
    • If you make money your God, it will become a devil to control you
    • - Henry Fielding
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    • There is some blind faith in all desires; in money we have it much more.
    • - Robert Sweth
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    • Till one grows, one remains faithful and obedient. Once one gets a better pay master, they change sides.
      • - Snequa
    • There is only one category who suffer a lot in crisis, than the poorest of poor. The most rich!
    • - Clairence Derro
    • It is easy to disguise wealth. It is difficult to cover up poverty. It is easy to hide a thousand dollar gold, but difficult to cover up a small hole in our shirts.
    • Charles, Koltten
    • The money I spend for myself are burdens like rock around the neck. But what I spend for others, are like angels; they make me fly.
    • - Ruswell D.Hitchcock
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    • Money is like a manure. If not spread, it does not yield fruit.
      • - Francis Bakon
    • Earn as much as you can
    • Save as much as you can
    • Give as much as you can
    • - John Wesley
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    • The root cause of destruction is not money, but greed. Money beyond the need, greed, causes all trouble.
    • - Nathaniel Hawthorn
    •  What Stars and destiny cannot do, money does to buy love
    • -Samues Butler
    •  Money beget money
    • - Jewish proverb
    • One you fight it out to earn money, character goes away
      • - Jewish proverb
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    • Do the money you get selling flowers give fragrance? Or do the money you earn selling meat stink?
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    • Ten men behind – money and behind - a mad man
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    • Does the money we get selling a dog, barks?
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    • It is better to sell camphor and earn money, than selling liquor to earn the same
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    • Even the dead corpse opens its mouth when it hears ‘money’
    • A spear goes 8 feet long; money goes much beyond, below the earth
    • – Tamil sayings
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    • We can just get meat and food with money; Do not think that money is your aim, everything and anything in your body and soul.
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    • How man maketh money, how he spends – is the true test for the conduct of a man
    • - James Moffet
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    • Money is the new form of slavery. In other forms, at least there lies a human relationship between the master and the servant. With money, no humanity exists. That’s’ the only difference.
    • The money earned by a characterless man
    • Is like the milk spoilt with a drop of butter
      • - Thirukkural 
    • The use of money is in spending it
    • One who says he can do anything with money
    • can also do anything for money.
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    • I have got cows and goats. All are wishing me ‘good morning!’
    • Money has never given happiness to man; there is no element of joy in money; the more one possesses money, the more he wants it. Money does not flow to vacuum. It creates only more vacuum. If it solves one need, it creates many more others.
      • - Benjamin Franklin
    • Money never fools anyone. It just exposes fools
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    • The only way to double your money is this – Just fold it into two and keep it in your pocket
    • - Frank Huebert 
    • The root cause of all evils is the greed for money
    • -St. Paul  
    • The war demon put the world in hell’s entrance in 1914. After that money has taken that responsibility. It is time to declare both war and money as the most insane ones and jail them inside for ever.
      • - Lloyd George
    • Money is the reason to be good to the good men, and reason to be bad to the evil men
    • - Filo 
    • How man maketh money, how he spends – is the true test for the conduct of a man
    • - James Moffet
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    • Money is the new form of slavery. In other forms, at least there lies a human relationship between the master and the servant. With money, no humanity exists. That’s’ the only difference.
      • - Leo Tolstoy 
    • The money earned by a characterless man
    • Is like the milk spoilt with a drop of butter
      • - Thirukkural 
    • The use of money is in spending it
    • One who says he can do anything with money
    • can also do anything for money.
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    • I have got cows and goats. All are wishing me ‘good morning!’
    • Money has never given happiness to man; there is no element of joy in money; the more one possesses money, the more he wants it. Money does not flow to vacuum. It creates only more vacuum. If it solves one need, it creates many more others.
      • - Benjamin Franklin
    • You cannot buy anything that God owns
    • – Dertoolian 
    • We are giving away our freedom to pay the price to get money
    • - Robert Louis Stevenson
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    • Money is like limbs. If you do not use it, you may loose it.
      • Henry Ford
    • Once I had money and a friend. I believed my friend and gave him money. I waited and asked it back. Now I have lost both money and my friend.
    • - Somebody
    • Thanking you all!
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    • Compiled by: (Late) K. Diraviam
    • Poompuhar press, 63, Broadway, Chennai 600108.
    • Other thought provoking books authored by M. B. Nirmal
    • Title Language Price (Rs)
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    • Failures as stepping stones Tamil 35/-
    • Say and win Tamil 50/-
    • Change and do change Tamil 25/-
    • Raise and make others rise! Tamil 25/-
    • Enjoy and make other enjoy Tamil 40/-
    • ( A book on all plants, trees)
    • Take bribe – on – on and on…! Tamil 30/-
    • Kill, kill… do away with bribery Tamil 30/-
    • Sarvasakthee Tamil 40/-
    • 7th intelligence prayer Tamil 25/-
    • Maa (religious tolerance) Tamil 30/-
    • Live, live in abundance Tamil 30/-
    • Other thought provoking books authored by M. B. Nirmal
    • Title Language Price (Rs)
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    • Experiences abroad- Hongkong Tamil 35/-
    • To live safe… Tamil 30/-
    • Walking body exercise Tamil 30/-
    • New horizon, new earth (social
    • investment) Tamil 30/-
    • Problems are gifts Tamil 30/-
    • Water wealth Tamil 20/-
    • Principled simplicity English 10/-
    • Model area English 50/-
    • Model home English 30/-
    • Veg-edge English 25/-
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