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My favorite teacher, Leo Buscaglia, said: “I have never been keen on advice. I firmly believe that the best answers for each of us are already in us. All we need to do to realize these is to recognize them and act upon them…” And sometimes we need a little inspiration to find those answers within us.

“In every journey there is meaning. In every conflict, there is growth. In every action there is purpose. In every moment of doubt, remember to BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.”

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
George Bernard Shaw

“The greatest gift you give to the universe is being who you really are…”
Stephen c. Paul

“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow. Our life is the creation of our mind.”
Buddha

“We have to face ourselves alone…”
Jim Dreaver

“Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.”
Dame Daphne du Maurier

“When you keep your attention in what you don’t want, that’s what keeps happening…”

“Thoughts have power, thoughts have energy. And you can make your world or break it by your own thinking.”
Susan L. Taylor

“Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations…”

“The world will change when we change our attitudes… Expect more of yourself and you will become more. Expect more of others and they will become more.”
Simon Jacobson

“To be what we are and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end in life…”
Spinoza

“Never force anyone to do anything for you ‘in the name of love.’ Love is not to be bargained for…”

“In order to learn, you have to be free. You have to be free to experiment, free to try, free to make mistakes…”
Leo Buscaglia

“As long as we hold unforgivable thoughts in our mind, we will not be able to experience total inner peace.”
Gerald Jampolsky and Diane Cirincione

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world.”
Buddha

“The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Find YOU, who you really are…”
Leo Buscaglia

“The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved.”
Victor Hugo

“Life is beautiful if you make it beautiful …”

“Always have a sense of possibility, moment by moment …”

“You are the designer of your life, so assume responsibilty.”

“Realize that you always have choices. It’s up to you!”

“The challenge is to always do what is right and good and true, even if others don’t appreciate it.”
Kent M. Keith

“The most important thing in the world is that you make yourself a loving person, because this is what you will be giving away …”
Leo Buscaglia

“Don’t limit your life by limiting your love … LOVE is the greatest gift that we can give and receive.”
Kent M. Keith

“When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others …”
Peace Pilgrim

“Peace is our gift to each other …”
Elie Wiesel

“Change your thoughts and you can change your world.”
Norman Vincent Peale

“Realize that to have friends one must first be a friend. Make friendship a priority in your life.”
J. Donald Walters

“Recognize that all relationships cannot be forever. Recognize their temporary quality, but continue to act as if they are permanent.”

“Celebrate your humanness, celebrate your craziness, celebrate your inadequacies, celebrate your loneliness … but celebrate YOU!”
Leo Buscaglia

“There can be no friendship where there is no freedom. Friendship loves a free air, and will not be fenced up in straight and narrow enclosures.”
William Penn

“Your greatest responsibility is to become everything that you are, not only for your benefit, but for mine …”
Leo Buscaglia

“We find love only when we give love to others.”
Douglas M. Lawson

“Forgive others, forgive yourself, forgive yourself for not being perfect, and accept responsibility for your own life.”
Leo Buscaglia

“Every time you don’t follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.”
Shakti Gawain

“Love yourself for the child that you are. You are here in your innocence to grow and to learn…”
Shakti Gawain

“Don’t hold on to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.”

“There are no guarantees in life, but it is a sure thing that you will get back what you give. If you give 100 percent of your attention, energy, and time to a thing, you will get exactly that back. Make sure you give all that you have to make sure you will get all that you need.”
Iyanla Vanzant

“We can do no great things – only small things with great love.”
Mother Teresa

“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.”
May Sarton

“It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves.”
Helen Keller

“A life without love, is an empty, meaningless one.”
Leo Buscaglia

“Don’t forget that what you are thinking about, you are becoming.”

“It isn’t enough just to do right things and say right things, you must also think right things before your life can come into harmony.”
Peace Pilgrim

“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are you would never think a negative thought.”
Peace Pilgrim

“In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.”
Flora Edwards

“It’s reasurring to know that I can control how I feel and what I do on any given day. The way I choose to see the world creates the world I see.”
Joan Lunden

“The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it, put your whole soul into it — every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.”
John D. Rockefeller III

“Inspiration and motivation are exactly like nutrition. You have to keep on taking it daily, in healthy doses. Otherwise depletion, fatigue, depression and lack of ambition and achievement will manifest themselves.”
Dr. Jan S. Marais

“You become what you believe – not what you wish or want but what you truly believe. Wherever you are in life, look at your beliefs. They put you there!
Oprah Winfrey

“It doesn’t matter if you mean to do the right thing – if you only do bad things. You need to learn how to do right things. Doing is what affects people…”
Natalie Portman

“A mind that’s open to everything means being peaceful, radiating love, practicing forgiveness, being generous, respecting all life, and most important, visualizing yourself as capable of doing anything that you can conceive of in your mind and heart.”
Wayne Dyer

“Love is everything. It is the key to life, and its influences are those that move the world.”
Ralph Waldo Trine

“If one is out of touch with oneself, then one cannot touch others.”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“See all criticism as positive for it leads to self-evaluation. You are always free to reject it if it is unfair or does not apply.”

“The creating of anything worthwhile takes patience and energy.”

“It is not how much we have but how much we enjoy.”
Charles Spurgeon

“It doen’t matter what you’ve been through, where you come from… none of that matters. What matters is how you choose to love, how you choose to express that love through your work, through your family, through what you have to give to the world…”
Opray Winfrey

Cool Quotes & Quick Thoughts


Cool Quotes & Quick Thoughts.

Cool Quotes & Quick Thoughts


In all things it is a good idea to hang a question mark now and then on the things we have taken for granted.

–Bertrand Russell
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

–Tim Notke

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The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.

–Margaret Thatcher
We can’t build a safer world with honorable intentions and good will alone. Achieving the fundamental goals our nation seeks in world affairs – peace, human rights, economics progress national independence and international stability – means supporting our friends and defending our interests.

–Ronald Reagan (1983)
Happy moments, PRAISE GOD Difficult moments, SEEK GOD Quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD Painful moments, TRUST GOD Every moment, THANK GOD

–Rick Warren
I know, sir, how well it becomes a liberal man and a Christian to forget and forgive. As individuals professing a holy religion, it is our bounden duty to forgive injuries done us as individuals. But when the character of Christian you add the character of patriot, you are in a different situation. Our mild and holy system of religion inculcates an admirable maxim of forbearance. If your enemy smite one cheek, turn the other to him. But you must stop there. You cannot apply this to your country. As members of a social community, this maxim does not apply to you. When you consider injuries done to your country your political duty tells you of vengeance. Forgive as a private man, but never forgive public injuries. Observations of this nature are exceedingly unpleasant, but it is my duty to use them.

–Patrick Henry
To educate a man in mind, and not in morals, is to educate a menace to society.

–Theodore Roosevelt
Go to college, get the knowledge, and stay there ’til you’re through. If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread then they can make something out of you.

–Mohammed Ali
Freedom Know this, that every man is free
To choose his life and what he’ll be.
For this eternal truth is given,
God will force no man to heaven.
He’ll call, persuade, direct aright,
Bless with wisdom, love, and light;
In nameless ways be good and kind,
But never force the human mind.

–William C. Clegg
A thought for my libertarian friends to ponder:

Once a number of men set out to sea. In an idle and mischievous moment, one of the passengers started to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat where he was sitting. “What are you trying to do?” … cried his fellow passengers in alarm.

“What does it concern you what I am doing?” … replied the man … “I am not boring a hole under where you are sitting, only under my own place.”

“It may be only under your place” … retorted the others … “But should the water fill the boat, it will capsize … Then all of us will drown.”

–Judean Sage, Simeon bar Yochai
You are as happy as you decide to be.

–Abraham Lincoln
If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.

–Frank A. Clark
Do you remember the things you worried about a year ago? How did they work out? Didn’t you waste a lot of fruitless energy on account of most of them? Didn’t most of them turn out all right after all?

–Dale Carnegie
Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep insights can be winnowed from deep nonsense.

–Carl Sagan
IF thou would’st hear the Nameless, and wilt dive
Into the Temple-cave of thine own self,
There, brooding by the central altar, thou
May’st haply learn the Nameless hath a voice,
By which thou wilt abide, if thou be wise,
As if thou knewest, tho’ thou canst not know;
For Knowledge is the swallow on the lake
That sees and stirs the surface-shadow there
But never yet hath dipt into the abysm,
The Abysm of all Abysms, beneath, within
The blue of sky and sea, the green of earth,
And in the million-millionth of a grain
Which cleft and cleft again for evermore,
And ever vanishing, never vanishes,
To me, my son, more mystic than myself,
Or even than the Nameless is to me.
And when thou sendest thy free soul thro’ heaven,
Nor understandest bound nor boundlessness,
Thou seest the Nameless of the hundred names.
And if the Nameless should withdraw from all
Thy frailty counts most real, all thy world
Might vanish like thy shadow in the dark.

‘And since—from when this earth began—
The Nameless never came
Among us, never spake with man,
And never named the Name’—

Thou canst not prove the Nameless, O my son,
Nor canst thou prove the world thou movest in,
Thou canst not prove that thou art body alone,
Nor canst thou prove that thou art spirit alone,
Nor canst thou prove that thou art both in one:
Thou canst not prove thou art immortal, no
Nor yet that thou art mortal—nay my son,
Thou canst not prove that I, who speak with thee,
Am not thyself in converse with thyself,
For nothing worthy proving can be proven,
Nor yet disproven: wherefore thou be wise,
Cleave ever to the sunnier side of doubt,
And cling to Faith beyond the forms of Faith
She reels not in the storm of warring words,
She brightens at the clash of ‘Yes’ and ‘No’,
She sees the Best that glimmers thro’ the Worst,
She feels the Sun is hid but for a night,
She spies the summer thro’ the winter bud,
She tastes the fruit before the blossom falls,
She hears the lark within the songless egg,
She finds the fountain where they wail’d ‘Mirage’!

–Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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True love requires focusing your heart not your eyes.

–Bumper Sticker

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True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.

–Arthur Ashe
I was listening to Paul Harvey’s news show at noon last Friday, January 23. Just as I tuned in he was reading a letter he had received from one of his listeners. The letter was very touching as it explained how this listener had recently lost his beloved pet dog. Apparently this wasn’t a typical relationship where an owner of a departed pet gets over the loss in a few weeks and goes on with life. This listener was truly overcome with grief over this loss and it didn’t sound like he had a lot of close family to help him through. In his sorrow, he reached out by writing this letter and he explained how he hadn’t been much of a church goer but seeing as how Paul Harvey was a personal friend of Billy Graham he wondered if he would pass on this question: Is there room for animals, like his Buddy, in heaven? Because he could carry on life so much better if he knew he would someday see his little friend again.

Well, at this point I was thinking how could Mr.Graham answer this question without either lying to this poor guy or devastating him further and possibly cutting him off from a chance to come closer to God. Because, you see, I asked this very same question in second grade and was downcast by the answer I received when I was told that, “No, animals don’t go to heaven”. Billy Graham’s answer so made and impression on me that I just had to write it down here so I would remember it for a long time.

Heaven is a place where there is complete happiness. He assured the man that if having his Buddy there was essential to his happiness then he could be sure that God would have him there. And if he wanted literal support for this reassurance, to read Isaiah 65:25.
“The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox, but dust will be the serpent’s food. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain,” says the Lord.
I have met many people who think there is something incorrect about “loving” animals and treating them other than just hamburgers or moving targets. After thinking about this more I recalled a parable from 2 Samuel that gave me a lot of comfort concerning God’s attitude toward having pets and loving pets.
The Lord sent Nathan to David. When he came to him, he said, “There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor. The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cattle, but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb he had bought. He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children. It shared his food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms. It was like a daughter to him. “Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare a meal for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the poor man and prepared it for the one who had come to him.” David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan, “As surely as the Lord lives, the man who did this deserves to die! He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity.”
– 2 Samuel 12:1-6
Of course, it is important to keep in mind that this was a parable told to David to admonish him for an evil he had done. Underneath and a little to the left of all that, however, I believe God viewed the relationship with the little ewe lamb acceptable and, yes, beautiful.

–Bugs

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I consider ethics, as well as religion, as supplements to law in the government of man.

–Thomas Jefferson to Augustus B. Woodward, 1824
The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.

–William Safire
Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.

–Herodotus
Don’t be buffaloed by experts and elites. Experts often possess more data than judgment. Elites can become so inbred that they produce hemophiliacs who bleed to death as soon as they are nicked by the real world.

–Colin Powell
There is a beautiful transparency to honest disciples who never wear a false face and do not pretend to be anything but who they are.

–Brennan Manning
Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer, since to remain constantly at work will cause you to lose power of judgment. Go some distance away, because then the work appears smaller, and more of it can be taken in at a glance, and lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.

–Leonardo da Vinci
We have to realize that this country in its private sector has been fighting the most successful war on poverty the world has seen for the last 200 years.

–Ronald Reagan (1968)
Here’s a brave old reality, taxes don’t go away; raising them never generates revenue, never ever ever.

–Neil Cavuto
What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?

–Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, 1787
Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I accomplish.

–Michelangelo
When the thirteen colonies were still a part of England, Professor Alexander Tyler wrote about the fall of the Athenian republic over a thousand years ago:

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s great civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency, from dependency back to bondage.

–Alexander Tyler

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You see, Doctor, God didn’t kill that little girl. Fate didn’t butcher her and destiny didn’t feed her to those dogs. If God saw what any of us did that night he didn’t seem to mind. From then on I knew… God doesn’t make the world this way. We do.

–Rorschach

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Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and Citizens. The mere Politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connexions with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked, Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in Courts of Justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect, that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.

–George Washington

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If you don’t have the freedom to say no, then I can’t fully trust your yes.

–anonymous

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We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

–Winston Churchill
While other [military] alliances have been formed to win wars, our fundamental purpose is to prevent war while preserving and extending the frontiers of freedom.

–Ronald Reagan (1988)
The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.

–Patrick Henry
If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.

–Herodotus
If a million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.

–Anatole France
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my ax.

–Abraham Lincoln
Illusions are perceptual realities.

–Rashid Elisha

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It is easy to believe in freedom of speech for those with whom we agree.

–Leo McKern
A sense of our own folly is a great step towards being wise, when it leads us to rely on the wisdom of the Lord.

–Charles Spurgeon

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The Bible is the cornerstone of liberty … students’ perusal of the sacred volume will make us better citizens.

–Thomas Jefferson
Sir my concern is not whether God is on our side. My great concern is to be on God’s side.

–Abraham Lincoln
Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals could believe them.

–George Orwell
Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.

–John Wesley
If you talked to others the way you talk to yourself, would you have any friends?

–Rick Warren
What we see changes what we know. What we know changes what we see.

–Jean Piaget

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If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.

–Thomas Jefferson
Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.

–Golda Meir

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Stand with anybody that stands right while he is right,
and part with him when he goes wrong.

–Abraham Lincoln
We must not mind insulting men, if by respecting them we offend God.

–St. John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople and Church Father (349–407)
Good citizenship and defending democracy means living up to the ideals and values that make this country great.

–Ronald Reagan (1986)
The people and circumstances around me do not MAKE me what I am, they REVEAL who I am.

–Dr. Laura Schlessinger
It is never too late to become what you might have been.

–George Eliot
All leaders are learners. The moment you stop learning, you stop leading.

–Rick Warren
When we learn to treat our stuff like stuff, we can treat people like people.

–Sherman S. Pemberton

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This is the case with thousands: they appear desirous of knowing the truth, but have not patience to wait in a proper way to receive an answer to their question.

–Adam Clarke
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.

–General George Patton
Most people would rather die than think, in fact they do.

–Bertrand Russell
Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is impossible that a nation of infidels or idolaters should be a nation of free men. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, are incompatible with freedom.

–Patrick Henry
The best way to predict the future, is to invent it.

–Alan Kay

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Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

–John Wooden
Among the many interesting objects which will engage your attention, that of providing for the common defence will merit particular regard. To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace. A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined;

–George Washington

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But the Christian thinks any good he does comes from the Christ-life inside him. He does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us;

–C. S. Lewis

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Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.

–David Hackworth
Destiny is no matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.

–William Jennings Bryan
In Christian ethics … animals are seen as mere things. They can therefore be used for vivisection, hunting, coarsing, bull-fights and horse-races and can be whipped to death as they struggle along with their heavy carts of stone. Shame on such a morality that fails to recognise the eternal essence that exists in every living thing and shines forth with inscrutable significance from all eyes that see the sun.

–Arthur Schopenhauer

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Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.

–G. K. Chesterton

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What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.

–Ralph Waldo Emerson
Experience is not what happens to man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.

–Aldous Huxley

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You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help little men by tearing down big men. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn. You cannot build character and courage by destroying men’s initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.

–Rev. William John Henry Boetcker

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God has formed us moral agents… that we may promote the happiness of those with whom He has placed us in society, by acting honestly towards all, benevolently to those who fall within our way, respecting sacredly their rights, bodily and mental, and cherishing especially their freedom of conscience, as we value our own.

–Thomas Jefferson to Miles King, 1814
You can do anything, but you can’t do everything, so choose wisely.

–Bugs

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An America that is militarily and economically strong is not enough. The world must see an America that is morally strong with a creed and a vision. This is what has led us to dare and achieve. For us, values count.

–Ronald Reagan (1983)
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing. It’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it.

–Margaret Thatcher
There are only two races, the decent and the indecent.

–Viktor Frankl
Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade.

–Ben Franklin
In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without heart.

–John Bunyan, Leadership, vol. 6, no. 2
I never mean, unless some particular circumstances should compel it, to possess another slave by purchase, it being among my first wishes to see some plan adopted, by which slavery in this country may be abolished by law.

–George Washington
When it is not possible to reason with holy warriors, it is necessary to immobilize them or crush them.

–William F. Buckley Jr.
The first rule is, to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.

–Marcus Aurelius (121–180)
It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt.

–John Philpot Curran: Speech upon the Right of Election, 1790. (Speeches. Dublin, 1808.)

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.

–abolitionist Wendell Phillips (1811-1844) paraphrasing John Philpot Curran (above)
Organization doesn’t really accomplish anything. Plans don’t accomplish anything, either. Theories of management don’t much matter. Endeavors succeed or fail because of the people involved. Only by attracting the best people will you accomplish great deeds.

–Colin Powell
If history has proven anything, it is that the spread of the gospel by the sword or by coercion has done nothing but misrepresent the message and bring disrepute to the gospel.

–Ravi Zacharias
Dante once said that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality.

–John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

–Ben Franklin
There are exceptions to every rule, including this one.

–Bugs

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There is nothing wrong with America that Americans can’t fix.

–Ronald Reagan
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

–Elbert Hubbard
Search for the perfect church if you will; when you find it, join it, and realize that on that day it becomes something less than perfect.

–Father Andrew Greeley
Bow your head down to worship some god, he never speaks to me I wonder if that’s odd. Then he says, you’re never listening.

–the church.starfish.lost
Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.

–Ronald Reagan
A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.

–Max Lucado

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The well-meaning contention that all ideas have equal merit seems to me little different from the disastrous contention that no ideas have any merit.

–Carl Sagan
He who is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and he who is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much.

–Jesus Christ
In science it often happens that scientists say, “You know that’s a really good argument; my position is mistaken,” and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn’t happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.

–Carl Sagan

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If you love the Creator, then take care of Creation.

–bumper sticker

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I wrote this reply to a question about competition that appeared in Doc Ozone’s discussion forum, the Asylum:

The SciFi channel had a Twilight Zone marathon over the New Year’s weekend. I did my best to catch up on seeing as many as I could. That show has some incredibly awesome stories and very profound.

Anyways, have you seen the episode “A Game of Pool” with Jack Klugman and Jonathan Winters? It was about a pool shark (Klugman) who’s only goal was to be the “best”. So he get’s his wish and Winters comes back from the dead to play Klugman to see who’s going to be the best of all time. At one point, Winters says that Klugman ought to take the time to live life and get out of the dark pool hall. Klugman is too consumed with being number one to understand this. Then Winters points out that it’s good to have legends to look up to. He says that these legends tell those that follow to do their best and see if they can take the records a step further.

In other words, competition is a very healthy and useful method of doing our best if it’s kept in it’s proper perspective. I think we should all *use* competition to spur us on to greater achievements. We should use it as a benchmark or a measure to see how well we’re doing or to see how good we can be with more effort. But at the same time we must not let our desire to be better overtake the higher priorities of life, such as actually taking the time to live it.

–Bugs

INFO

Position folds, power fades, preparation fails, but purpose overcomes.

–Sherman S. Pemberton
Some people see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not?

–Robert F. Kennedy
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.

–President Thomas Jefferson
People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.

–John Wanamaker
We do not want, as the newspapers say, a church that will move with the world. We want a church that will move the world.

–G.K. Chesterton

INFO

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.

–Benjamin Franklin
Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.

–William A. Foster
Discontent is an ungrateful sin, because we have more mercies than afflictions; and it is an irrational sin, because afflictions work for good…The devil blows the coals of passion and discontent and then warms himself at the fire.

–Thomas Watson
Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product.

–Eleanor Roosevelt
First they came for the Communists,
and I didn’t speak up,
because I wasn’t a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak up,
because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn’t speak up,
because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me,
and by that time there was no one
left to speak up for me.

–Pastor Martin Niemoller
Don’t find fault, find a remedy.

–Henry Ford
It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs an comes short again and again; who knows the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

–Theodore Roosevelt
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

–Albert Einstein
We were made by God and for God, and until you figure that out, life isn’t going to make sense.

–Rick Warren
India is the most religious country in the world, Sweden is the most secular country in the world, and America is a country of Indians ruled by Swedes.

–Peter Berger
Unless you assume a God, the question of life’s purpose is meaningless.

–Bertrand Russell

INFO

Anything less than a conscious commitment to the important is an unconscious commitment to the unimportant.

–Steven Covey
It is strangely absurd to suppose that a million of human beings, collected together, are not under the same moral laws which bind each of them separately.

–Thomas Jefferson to George Logan, 1816
Yes, if truth is not undergirded by love, it makes the possessor of that truth obnoxious and the truth repulsive.

–Ravi Zacharias
I was watching the last gubernatorial debate between Gray Davis and Dan Lungren for the 1998 California general election. The topic of sex education, condom distribution, and abstinence training in our public schools came up. I was struck by a comment that Gray Davis made in his response to these topics and I paraphrase, “If we provide our children with accurate and complete information, they will do the right thing.” I don’t think that’s true at all. What if a child simply chooses to do the wrong thing in spite of being fully informed? Apparently, Gray Davis believes that we are born basically good and if we make kids happy and give them lots of love then they will just naturally do good things. I understand this is a very common believe among many of our educators. A disturbing variation on this belief says that if children have a high self-esteem, they will do the right thing. This has actually prompted some educators to not point out mistakes in children’s tests because they feel it would damage their self-esteem. In a nutshell, I believe that we are born neutral, that it is much easier for us to do the wrong thing, and that doing the right thing must be taught and reinforced throughout our lives.

–Bugs

INFO

If you are really a product of a materialistic universe, how is it you don’t feel at homne there?

–C. S. Lewis

INFO

If you treat an individual as he is, he will stay that way, but if you treat him as if he were what he could be, he will become what he could be.

–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Designers shouldn’t aim to control, but to enable.

–Dan Hill

INFO

Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, “Let me take the speck out of your eye,” when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.

–Jesus Christ

INFO

Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not to envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.

–William Arthur Ward

INFO

The bookends of success are starting and finishing. Decisions help us start; discipline helps us finish.

–John C. Maxwell
We are shaped by our thoughts. We become what we think. –The Buddha, 500 BC

One’s own thought is one’s world. What a person thinks is what he becomes. –Maitri Upanishad, 1,000 BC

As a man thinketh, so is he. –Proverbs 23:7

–Wisdom
It takes less time to do a thing right, than explain why you did it wrong.

–Henry Longfellow
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

–Marcus Aurelius
What do you wish religious people knew about scientists, and what scientists knew about believers?

Scientists see sometimes a caricature of what belief is about. They draw the conclusion that belief is something that is arrived at purely by emotion. They don’t perceive the notion that faith can be a completely rational choice, as it was for me.

Just as scientists sometimes are exposed to caricatures of religious people, I think religious people oftentimes have a view of scientists that is based upon certain extremists. Forty percent of scientists are believers in a personal God to whom one can pray and expect an answer. That’s proven by various surveys.

We need all kinds of ways of knowing. We need all kinds of ways of speaking the truth. Science is one way. Faith is another. They are not really about opposite things. They’re about different ways of answering the most important questions.

–Francis Collins

INFO

Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains.

–Sir Winston Churchill
The loneliest moment in life is when you have just experienced that which you thought would deliver the ultimate, and it has let you down.

–Ravi Zacharias
Happy relationships are built, not discovered.

–Sherman Pemberton
There are two freedoms — the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought.

–Charles Kingsley

INFO

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

–Mahatma Gandhi
Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of its filling a vacuum, it makes one. If it satisfies one want, it doubles and trebles that want another way. That was a true proverb of the wise man, rely upon it; “Better is little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure, and trouble therewith.

–Ben Franklin
Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not to envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.

–William Arthur Ward, Leadership, Vol. 5, no. 3
Meaninglessness comes not from being weary of pain, but from being weary of pleasure.

–G. K. Chesterton
Do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not…There are 999 other success principles that I have found in my reading and experience, but without self-discipline, none of them work.

–Kop Kopmeyer in Simple Truths by Mac Anderson

INFO

To be persuasive, we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible, we must be truthful.

–Edward R. Murrow

INFO

Racial prejudice,
religious bigotry,
fetal genocide.

–bumper sticker
YOU! Out of the gene pool!

–bumper sticker

INFO

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.

–Goethe
Faith is not the opposite of reason. Faith rests squarely upon reason, but with the added component of revelation.

–Francis Collins

INFO

Surely God would not have created such a being as man to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.

–Abraham Lincoln
Problems do not go away. They must be worked through or else they remain, forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit.

–M. Scott Peck, M.D.
Whether you think you can or think you can’t — you are right.

–Henry Ford
[Y]oung Americans must never again be sent to fight and die unless we are prepared to let them win.

–Ronald Reagan (1988)
Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions – it only guarantees equality of opportunity.

–Irving Kristol
The only alternative to war is peace. The only road to peace is negotiation.

–Golda Meir

INFO

Longing for the ideal while criticizing the real is evidence of immaturity. On the other hand, settling for the real without striving for the ideal is complacency. Maturity is living with the tension.

–Rick Warren
Aesthetics is for the artist like ornithology is for the birds.

–Barnett Newman

INFO

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.

–T.H. Huxley
The greatest person alive in the world at this moment is some unknown individual in some obscure place who, at this hour, has gone in love to be with another person in need.

Homiletics, March 31, 1996

–Albert Schweitzer
Do, or do not. There is no try.

–Master Yoda
It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.

–Carl Sagan
You cannot make men good by law: and without good men you cannot have a good society.

–C. S. Lewis

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Yes, the cost is high, but the price of neglect would be infinitely higher.

–Ronald Reagan (1982)

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NEFT System


Q.1. What is NEFT?

Ans: National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) is a nation-wide system that facilitates individuals, firms and corporates to electronically transfer funds from any bank branch to any individual, firm or corporate having an account with any other bank branch in the country.

Q.2. Are all bank branches in the country part of the NEFT funds transfer network?

Ans: For being part of the NEFT funds transfer network, a bank branch has to be NEFT-enabled. As at end-January 2011, 74,680 branches / offices of 101 banks in the country (out of around 82,400 bank branches) are NEFT-enabled. Steps are being taken to further widen the coverage both in terms of banks and branches / offices.

Q.3. How can one know which bank branches are part of the NEFT network?

Ans: The list of bank branches participating in the NEFT system is available on the website of Reserve Bank of India at http://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/neft.aspx. Details will also be available with the banks / branches participating in the NEFT system.

Q.4. Who can transfer funds using NEFT?

Ans: Individuals, firms or corporates maintaining accounts with a bank branch can transfer funds using NEFT. Even such individuals, firms or corporates who do not have a bank account (walk-in customers) can also deposit cash at the NEFT-enabled branch with instructions to transfer funds using NEFT. A separate Transaction Code (No. 50) has been allotted in the NEFT system to facilitate walk-in customers to deposit cash and transfer funds to a beneficiary. Such customers have to furnish full details including complete address, telephone number, etc. NEFT, thus, facilitates originators or remitters to initiate funds transfer transactions even without the need for having a bank account.

Q.5. Who can receive funds through the NEFT system?

Ans: Individuals, firms or corporates maintaining accounts with a bank branch can receive funds through the NEFT system. It is, therefore, necessary for the beneficiary to have an account with the NEFT enabled destination bank branch in the country.

The NEFT system also facilitates one-way cross-border transfer of funds from India to Nepal. This is known as the Indo-Nepal Remittance Facility Scheme. A remitter can transfer funds from any of the NEFT-enabled branches in to Nepal, irrespective of whether the beneficiary in Nepal maintains an account with a bank branch in Nepal or not. The beneficiary would receive funds in Nepalese Rupees. A separate Transaction Code (No. 51) has been allotted in the NEFT system to facilitate the transfer of funds from India to Nepal. Further details on the Indo-Nepal Remittance Facility Scheme are available on the website of Reserve Bank of India at http://rbidocs.rbi.org.in/rdocs/content/pdfs/84489.pdf.

Q.6. Is there any limit on the amount that could be transferred using NEFT?

Ans: No. There is no limit – either minimum or maximum – on the amount of funds that could be transferred using NEFT. However, for walk-in customers mentioned at Q.4 and Q.5 above, including those remitting funds under the Indo-Nepal Remittance Facility Scheme, the maximum amount that could be transferred is Rs. 49,999.

Q.7. Whether the system is centre specific or has any geographical restriction?

Ans: No. There is no restriction of centres or of any geographical area within the country. The NEFT system takes advantage of the centralised accounting system in banks. For the purpose, the account of a bank that is originating or receiving funds transfer instructions through NEFT is operated centrally at Mumbai. The branches participating in NEFT can, however, be located anywhere across the length and breadth of the country.

To facilitate operation of the Indo-Nepal Remittance Facility Scheme, the NEFT system also extends to branches of banks in Nepal (as detailed at Q.5 above).

Q.8. What are the operating hours of NEFT?

Ans : Presently, NEFT operates in hourly batches – there are eleven settlements from 9 am to 7 pm on week days and five settlements from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturdays.

Q.9. How does the NEFT system operate?

Step-1 : An individual / firm / corporate intending to originate transfer of funds through NEFT has to fill an application form providing details of the beneficiary (like, name of the beneficiary, name of the bank branch where the beneficiary has an account, IFSC of the beneficiary bank branch, account type and account number). The application form will be available at the originating bank branch. The remitter authorizes his/her bank branch to debit his account and remit the specified amount to the beneficiary. Customers enjoying net banking facility offered by their bankers can initiate the funds transfer request online. Some banks offer the NEFT facility even through the ATMs. Walk-in customers will, however, have to give their contact details (complete address and telephone number, etc.) to the branch. This will help the branch to refund the money to the customer in case credit could not be afforded to the beneficiary’s bank account or the transaction is rejected / returned for any reason.

Step-2 : The originating bank branch prepares a message and sends the message to its pooling centre (also called the NEFT Service Centre).

Step-3 : The pooling centre forwards the message to the NEFT Clearing Centre (operated by National Clearing Cell, Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai) to be included for the next available batch.

Step-4 : The Clearing Centre sorts the funds transfer transactions destination bank-wise and prepares accounting entries to receive funds from (debit) the originating banks and give the funds to (credit) the destination banks. Thereafter, bank-wise remittance messages are forwarded to the destination banks through their pooling centre (NEFT Service Centre).

Step-5 : The destination banks receive the inward remittance messages from the Clearing Centre and pass on the credit to the beneficiary accounts.

Q.10. What is IFSC?

Ans : IFSC or Indian Financial System Code is an alpha-numeric code that uniquely identifies a bank-branch participating in the NEFT system. This is a 11 digit code with the first 4 alpha characters representing the bank, and the last 6 numeric characters representing the branch. The 5th character is 0 (zero). IFSC is used by the NEFT system to route the messages to the destination banks / branches.

Q.11. How can the IFSC of a bank-branch be found?

Ans: Bank-wise list of IFSCs is available with all the bank-branches participating in NEFT. List of bank-branches participating in NEFT and their IFSCs is available on the website of Reserve Bank of India at http://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/neft.aspx. All the banks have also been advised to print the IFSC of the branch on cheques issued by branches to their customers. For net banking customers many banks have enabled online search / pop-up of the IFSC of the destination bank branch.

Q.12. What are the processing or service charges for NEFT transactions?

Ans: Reserve Bank of India has waived the processing or service charges for member banks till March 31, 2011. Accordingly, member banks participating in NEFT need not pay any processing or service charges to Reserve Bank of India. Further, processing or service charges to be levied by the member banks from their customers have also been rationalised by Reserve Bank of India as under : –

a) Inward transactions at destination bank branches (for credit to beneficiary accounts)

– Free, no charges to be levied from beneficiaries

b) Outward transactions at originating bank branches (charges for the remitter)

– For transactions up to Rs 1 lakh – not exceeding Rs 5 (+ Service Tax)
– For transactions above Rs 1 lakh and up to Rs 2 lakhs – not exceeding Rs 15 (+ Service Tax)
– For transactions above Rs 2 lakhs – not exceeding Rs 25 (+ Service Tax)

Note: Charges applicable for transferring funds from India to Nepal using the NEFT system (under the Indo-Nepal Remittance Facility Scheme), are as under –

a) Originating bank branch in India – Maximum Rs 5 (+ Service Tax) per transaction.

b) State Bank of India in India – Rs 20 (+ Service Tax) per transaction if the beneficiary maintains an account with Nepal SBI Ltd. (NSBL).

c) State Bank of India shares this amount equally with NSBL. NSBL would not charge any additional amount for crediting the account of the beneficiary.

d) In case the beneficiary does not maintain an account with NSBL, an additional amount would be charged @ Rs 50 (+ Service Tax) for remittances up to Rs 5,000 and Rs 75 (+ Service Tax) for remittances above Rs 5,000.

The charges for the Indo-Nepal Remittance Facility Scheme would, thus, be a minimum of Rs 25 (+ Service Tax) or a maximum of Rs 100 (+ Service Tax) depending on the value of transaction and the manner in which credit is afforded to the beneficiary.

Originating bank branches have been advised to recover the entire charges from the remitter as per the structure detailed above and pass on the appropriate amount to SBI after retaining their share (of Rs 5 + Service Tax).

Q.13. When can the beneficiary expect to get the credit to his bank account?

Ans: The beneficiary can expect to get credit for the first nine batches on week days (i.e., transactions from 9 am to 5 pm) and the first four batches on Saturdays (i.e., transactions from 9 am to 12 noon) on the same day. For transactions settled in the last two batches on week days (i.e., transactions settled in the 6 and 7 pm batches) and the last batch on Saturdays (i.e., transactions handled in the 1 pm batch) beneficiaries can expect to get credit either on the same day or on the next working day morning (depending on the type of facility enjoyed by the beneficiary with his bank).

The timelines for remittances to Nepal using the NEFT system (under the Indo-Nepal Remittance Facility Scheme) are detailed separately at http://rbidocs.rbi.org.in/rdocs/content/pdfs/84489.pdf.

Q.14. Who should be contacted in case of non-credit or delay in credit to the beneficiary account?

Ans: In case of non-credit or delay in credit to the beneficiary account, the NEFT Customer Facilitation Centre (CFC) of the respective bank can be contacted (the remitter can contact his bank’s CFC; the beneficiary may contact the CFC of his bank). Details of NEFT Customer Facilitation Centres of banks are available on the websites of the respective banks. The details are also available on the website of Reserve Bank of India at http://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/neft.aspx.

If the issue is not resolved satisfactorily, the NEFT Help Desk (or Customer Facilitation Centre of Reserve Bank of India) at National Clearing Cell, Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai may be contacted through e-mail or by addressing correspondence to the General Manager, Reserve Bank of India, National Clearing Centre, First Floor, Free Press House, Nariman Point, Mumbai – 400 021.

Q.15. What will happen if credit is not afforded to the account of the beneficiary?

Ans: If it is not possible to afford credit to the account of the beneficiary for whatever reason, destination banks are required to return the transaction (to the originating branch) within two hours of completion of the batch in which the transaction was processed.

For example, if a customer submits a fund transfer request at 12.05 p.m. to a NEFT-enabled branch, the branch in turn forwards the message through its pooling centre to the NEFT Clearing Centre for processing in the immediately available batch which (say) is the 1.00 pm batch. The destination bank, if is unable to afford the credit to the beneficiary for any reason, has to return the transaction to the originating bank, not later than in the 3.00 pm batch. The originating branch is expected to afford credit to the originating customer, maybe within the next 30 minutes, (say) by 3.30 pm. To conclude, for all uncredited transactions, customers can reasonably expect the funds to be received back by them in around 3 to 4 hours time.

Q.16. Can NEFT be used to transfer funds from / to NRE and NRO accounts?

Ans: Yes. NEFT can be used to transfer funds from or to NRE and NRO accounts in the country. This, however, is subject to the adherence of the provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 2000 (FEMA).

Q.17. Can inward foreign remittances be received through NEFT?

Ans : No. The NEFT system can be used only for remitting Indian Rupees between the participating bank branches in the country.

Q.18. Can remittances abroad be sent using NEFT?

Ans: No. However, a facility is available to send outward remittances to Nepal under the Indo-Nepal Remittance Facility Scheme. Details of this scheme are available on the website of Reserve Bank of India at http://rbidocs.rbi.org.in/rdocs/content/pdfs/84489. pdf.

Q.19. What are the other transactions that could be initiated using NEFT?

Ans: The NEFT system can be used to pay credit card dues to the card issuing banks. A separate Transaction Code (No. 52) has been allotted in the NEFT system to facilitate the payment of credit card dues to card issuing banks. It is necessary to quote the IFSC of the beneficiary card issuing bank to initiate the bill payment transactions using NEFT.

Q.20. Can a transaction be originated to draw (receive) funds from another account?

Ans : No. NEFT is a credit-push system i.e., transactions can be originated only to transfer funds to a beneficiary.

Q.21. Would the remitter receive an acknowledgement once the funds are transferred to the account of the beneficiary?

Ans: Yes. In case of successful credit to the beneficiary’s account, the bank which had originated the transaction is expected to send a confirmation to the originating customer (through SMS or e-mail) advising of the credit as also mentioning the date and time of credit. For the purpose, remitters need to provide their mobile number / e-mail-id to the branch at the time of originating the transaction.

Q.22. Is there a way for the remitter to track a transaction in NEFT?

Ans: Yes, the remitter can track the NEFT transaction through the originating bank branch. It is possible for the originating bank branch to keep track and be aware of the status of the NEFT transaction at all times.

Q.23. What are the pre-requisites for originating a NEFT transaction?

Ans : Following are the pre-requisites for putting through a funds transfer transaction using NEFT –

Originating and destination bank branches should be part of the NEFT network

Beneficiary details such as beneficiary name, account number and account type

Name and IFSC of the beneficiary bank branch. For net banking customers, some banks provide the facility to automatically pop-up the IFSC once name of the destination bank and branch is highlighted / chosen / indicated / keyed in.

Q.24. What are the other features of NEFT?

Ans: Launched in October 2005, NEFT is an electronic payment system that uses a secure mode of transferring funds from one bank branch to another bank branch. NEFT uses the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology to ensure end-to-end security and rides on the INdian FInancial NETwork (INFINET) to connect the bank branches for electronic transfer of funds. The participating banks, branch coverage and transaction volumes have been continuously increasing, which is reflective of the acceptance and popularity of the NEFT system. For further details about the NEFT system and the NEFT Procedural Guidelines – available on the website of Reserve Bank of India at http://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/neft.aspx. – may also be referred.

Slogan & Jingle List


Slogans

Better by Adobe. Adobe
The road will never be the same. Acura
Ask about it at work. Aflac
We know money. AIG
Stronger than dirt. Ajax
I can’t believe I ate the whole thing. Alka-Seltzer
Mama mia, thatsa spicy meatball. Alka-Seltzer
The relief goes on. Allegra
You’re in good hands with Allstate. Allstate Insurance
Doesn’t your dog deserve Alpo? Alpo Dog Food
Works like a dream. Ambien
Something special in the air. American Airlines
Behold the power of cheese. American Dairy Association
Don’t leave home without it. American Express
Do more. American Express
My life. My card. American Express
For fast, fast, fast relief. Anacin
Legendary reliability. APC
Think different. Apple Computer
The power to be your best. Apple Computer
Think outside the box. Apple Computer
Reach out and touch someone. AT&T
The world’s networking company. AT&T
Never follow. Audi
We try harder. Avis
Higher standards. Bank of America
Thank you for your support. Bartles & Jaymes
Bayer works wonders. Bayer Aspirin
Flick my Bic. Bic
We mean clean. Bissell
Life’s messy. Clean it up! Bissell
Sheer driving pleasure. BMW
The ultimate driving machine. BMW
Better sound through research. BOSE
The quicker picker-upper. Bounty
When you’ve got it, flaunt it. Braniff Airlines
Fill it to the rim with Brim. Brim Decaffeinated Coffee
Hope, triumph, and the miracle of medicine. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
The way to fly. British Airways
The world’s favourite airline. British Airways
Wassup?! Budweiser
The king of beers. Budweiser
It just tastes better. Burger King
Have it your way. Burger King
Break through. Cadillac
A can a week, that’s all we ask. California Almond Growers
Got milk? California Milk Processor Board
Calgon, take me away. Calgon Toiletries
Between love and madness lies obsession. Calvin Klein
Nothing comes between me and my Calvins. Calvin Klein Jeans
I’d walk a mile for a camel. Camel
For negative people. CameraWorld
What’s in your wallet? Capital One
For virtually spotless dishes. Cascade
Turning partnership into energy. ChevronTexaco
Please don’t squeeze the Charmin. Charmin
Get your own box. Cheez-It
A silly millimeter longer. Chesterfield Cigarettes
Like a rock. Chevy Trucks
It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature. Chiffon Margarine
Inspiration comes standard. Chrysler
Will you be ready? Cialis
Empowering the Internet generation. Cisco Systems
Live richly. Citi
If I’ve only one life, let me live it as a blonde. Clairol
Does she or doesn’t she? Clairol
The antidote for civilization. ClubMed
The source for computing and technology. CNET
The most trusted name in news. CNN
Coca-Cola refreshes you best. Coca-Cola
The pause that refreshes. Coca-Cola
Have a coke and smile. Coca-Cola
The silver bullet. Coors
Cotton. The fabric of our lives. Cotton Incorporated
If you want to capture someone’s attention, whisper. Coty Perfume
Healthy, beautiful smiles for life. Crest
Look, Ma, no cavities! Crest
Cooks who know trust Crisco. Crisco Vegetable Shortening
Love it for life. Dannon Yogurt
A diamond is forever. DeBeers
Easy as Dell. Dell Computer
You’ll love the way we fly. Delta Airlines
We love to fly and it shows. Delta Airlines
We’re cooking now. Denny’s
Restoring the joy of motion. DePuy Orthopedics
We move the world. DHL
Yellow. The new Brown. DHL
Competition. Bad for them. Great for you. DHL
Aren’t you glad you use Dial? Don’t you wish everybody did? Dial Soap
The happiest place on earth. Disneyland
Time to make the doughnuts. Dunkin Donuts
The miracles of science. DuPont
Better living through chemistry. DuPont
The power of all of us. eBay
The world’s online marketplace. eBay
When EF Hutton talks, people listen. EF Hutton
Nothing sucks like an Electrolux. Electrolux
When you’re crazy for chicken. El Pollo Loco
It keeps going, and going, and going… Energizer Batteries
See your way forward. Epiphany
Quality in everything we do. Ernst & Young
Put a tiger in your tank. Esso (Exxon)
Don’t just travel. Travel right. Expedia.com
Good taste is easy to recognize. Fancy Feast
Our business is the American dream. FannieMae
Relax, it’s FedEx. FedEx
The world on time. FedEx
When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight. FedEx
Play. Laugh. Grow. Fisher-Price
It’s not just for breakfast anymore. Florida Orange Juice Growers Association
Built for the road ahead. Ford
Ford has a better idea. Ford
Quality is job one. Ford
Fosters?Australian for beer. Fosters Australian Beer
Fair and balanced. Fox News
Extinct is forever. Friends of the Animals
Say it with flowers. FTD
Imagination at work. General Electric
We bring good things to life. General Electric
Celebrate the moments of your life. General Foods
Two words to the wise. Georgia Federal
Babies are our business. Gerber
Shouldn’t your baby be a Gerber baby? Gerber
My wife, I think I’ll keep her. Geritol
Look sharp, feel sharp. Gillette
The best a man can get. Gillette
Never let ‘em see you sweat. Gillette Dry idea
Don’t get mad. Get GLAD. GLAD
The best tires in the world have Goodyear written all over them. Goodyear
Leave the driving to us. Greyhound
Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon? Grey Poupon
It’s a great time to be alive. Guidant
Don’t be vague, ask for Haig. Haig Scotch Whiskey
When you care enough to send the very best. Hallmark
American by birth. Rebel by choice. Harley Davidson
Hey! How about a nice Hawaiian Punch? Hawaiian Punch
We answer to a higher authority. Hebrew National
Hertz puts you in the driver’s seat. Hertz
57 varieties H.J. Heinz
Invent. Hewlett Packard
Pleasing people the world over. Holiday Inn
The power of dreams. Honda
Where’s the cream filling? Hostess Cakes
We’re behind you every step of the way. Huggies
Solutions for a small planet. IBM
Intel Inside. Intel
Manly yes, but I like it, too. Irish Spring Soap
Pure clean, pure Ivory. Ivory Soap
99.44% pure. Ivory Soap
Jack’s back! Jack in the Box
Don’t dream it. Drive it. Jaguar
America’s most famous dessert. Jell-O
Nothing runs like a Deere. John Deere
The right relationship is everything. JPMorgan Chase Bank
100% juice for 100% kids. Juicy Juice
Thrive. Kaiser Permanente
Every kiss begins with Kay. Kay Jewelers
They’re g-r-r-r-eat! Kellog’s Frosted Flakes
Start aging smart. Kellogg’s Smart Start
Finger-lickin’ good! Kentucky Fried Chicken
Nobody does chicken like KFC. KFC
Kid tested. Mother approved. Kix Cereal
Share moments. Share life. Kodak
It’s time for clarity. KPMG
What happens here, stays here. Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Betcha can’t eat just one. Lay’s Potato Chips
When banks compete, you win. LendingTree
The relentless pursuit of perfection. Lexus
I’ve fallen and I can’t get up. LifeCall
Hey, Mikey…he likes it! Life Cereal
Always a bridesmaid, but never a bride. Listerine
Because I’m worth it. L’OrŽal
Magically delicious. Lucky Charms
Lucky Strike means fine tobacco. Lucky Strike
Creating value through true convergence. Lucent Technologies
Melts in your mouth, not in your hands. M&Ms
Come to Marlboro Country. Marlboro
There are some things that money can’t buy. For everything else there’s MasterCard. MasterCard
Good to the last drop. Maxwell House
I want my Maypo. Maypo
Our repairmen are the loneliest guys in town. Maytag Appliances
Passion for the road. Mazda
Did somebody say McDonald’s? McDonald’s
Is it live or is it Memorex? Memorex
Tastes so good cats ask for it by name. Meow Mix
Merrill-Lynch is bullish on America. Merrill-Lynch
MGM means great movies. MGM
Because so much is riding on your tires. Michelin
Lose the carbs. Not the taste. Michelob Ultra
Your potential. Our passion. Microsoft
Where do you want to go today? Microsoft
It’s Miller time! Miller Beer
The champagne of bottled beer. Miller High Life
Everything you always wanted in a beer. And less. Miller Lite
Tastes great, less filling. Miller Lite
Wake up and drive. Mitsubishi Motors
One client at a time. MorganStanley
When it rains, it pours. Morton Salt
Medicine with muscle. Motrin
Do the Dew. Mountain Dew
Beef. It’s what’s for dinner. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
Take a bite out of crime.
National Crime Prevention Council
Pork. The other white meat. National Pork Board
You could learn a lot from a dummy. Buckle up! National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Must see TV. NBC
Break out of the ordinary. Nestles Butterfinger
I love New York. New York State Division of Tourism
All the news that’s fit to print. The New York Times
Just do it. Nike
At the heart of the image. Nikon
Only fit for a king. Nine Lives. Nine Lives Cat Food
Enjoy the ride. Nissan
Connecting people. Nokia
Take it all off. Noxzema
The nighttime sniffling sneezing coughing aching stuffy head fever so you can rest medicine. NyQuil
Taking care of business. Office Depot
It’s not your father’s Oldsmobile anymore. Oldsmobile
The mark of a man. Old Spice
Changes everything. OneTouch
Software powers the Internet. Oracle
Ore-Ida! It’s all-righta! Ore-Ida
No rules. Just right. Outback Steakhouse
Grab the Southwest by the bottle. Pace Picante Sauce
Catch our smile. Pacific Southwest Airlines
Ask the man who owns one. Packard
Slightly ahead of its time. Panasonic
The flavor says butter. Parkay Margarine
This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs. Partnership for a Drug-Free America
We will sell no wine before its time. Paul Masson
Pepperidge Farm remembers. Pepperidge Farm
Come alive! You’re in the Pepsi generation. Pepsi
The taste of a new generation. Pepsi
For those who think young. Pepsi
Pepsi-Cola hits the spot. Pepsi
It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken. Perdue Chicken
Where the pets go. Petco
The best kept automotive secret in America. Peugeot
Talk. They’ll listen. Philip Morris
Famously fresh. Planter’s Peanuts
Lifts and separates. Playtex Cross-Your-Heart Bra
The fun develops instantly. Polaroid
Get a piece of the rock. Prudential
Something to smile about. Quaker Oatmeal
M’m, m’m, m’m, m’m, m’m…toasty! Quiznos
Spirit of service. Qwest
Ride the light. Qwest
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Radio Shack
RAID kills bugs dead. RAID
I liked it so much I bought the company. Remington
How well do you share? Ricoh
How do you spell relief? R-O-L-A-I-D-S. Rolaids
Get out there. Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
Ingredients for life. Safeway
Experience success. Salesforce.com
Sanka?everything you love about coffee. Sanka
The beer that made Milwaukee famous. Schlitz
Funny name. Serious sandwich. Schlotzky’s Deli
Schhh! You know who? Schweppes
We turn on ideas. Seagate
Strong enough for a man, but made for a woman. Secret Deodorant
The uncola. 7-Up
It’s Shake and Bake, and I helped. Shake and Bake
For the person who has everything, we have everything else. The Sharper Image
Cover the earth. Sherwin Williams
Always there in a pinch. Skoal
We make the money the old-fashioned way?we earn it. Smith Barney
With a name like Smucker’s, it has to be good. Smucker’s
Made from the best stuff on Earth. Snapple
You are now free to move about the country. Southwest Airlines
Now, that’s better. SPRINT PCS
Obey your thirst. Sprite
That was easy. Staples
Sorry, Charlie. Starkist wants tuna that tastes good, not tuna with good taste. Starkist Tuna
Eat fresh. Subway
The network is the computer. Sun Microsystems
Better snacking. Sunkist
If it’s not SuperSoil, it’s just plain old dirt. SuperSoil
There’s no equal. Sweet ‘N Low
Think outside the bun. Taco Bell
Head for the border. Taco Bell
You quiero Taco Bell. Taco Bell
Expect more. Pay less. Target
I’d rather fight than switch. Tareyton Cigarettes
If it’s gotta be clean, it’s gotta be Tide. Tide
Takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Timex
Choose freedom. Toshiba
Invest with confidence. T. Rowe Price
Get the feeling. Toyota
Silly rabbit, trix are for kids. Trix Cereal
A vital part of your world. Tyco
It’s hospital recommended. Tylenol
Imagine it. Done. Unisys
Time to fly. United Airlines
The mind is a terrible thing to waste. United Negro College Fund
The spirit of ’76. Unocal
What can Brown do for you? UPS
Some of our best men are women. U.S. Army
Friends don’t let friends drive drunk. U.S. Dept. of Transportation
Only you can prevent forest fires. U.S. Forest Service
Give a hoot, don’t pollute. U.S. Forest Service
The few, the proud, the Marines. U.S. Marines
We’re looking for a few good men. U.S. Marines
It’s not a job. It’s an adventure. U.S. Navy
The toughest job you’ll ever love. U.S. Peace Corps
I coulda had a V-8! V-8
We never stop working for you. Verizon Wireless
Can you hear me now?…Good! Verizon Wireless
His master’s voice. Victor Talking Machine Co.
You’ve come a long way, baby. Virginia Slims Cigarettes
Virginia is for lovers. The Virginia Tourism Commission
It’s everywhere you want to be. VISA
Visine gets the red out. Visine
Think small. Volkswagen
Drivers wanted. Volkswagen
Fahrvergnugen Volkswagen
For life. Volvo
Always low prices. Always. Wal-Mart
The next stage. Wells Fargo
Where’s the beef? Wendy’s
Western Airlines the only way to fly. Western Airlines
The breakfast of champions. Wheaties
Ring around the collar. Wisk Laundry Detergent
For a living planet. World Wildlife Fund
We’re moving beyond documents. Xerox
Believe. Yahoo! Personals
Let your fingers do the walking. Yellow Pages
Where technology means business. ZDNet
The quality goes in before the name goes on. Zenith
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Ace is the place with the helpful hardware man. Ace Hardware
Plop plop, fizz fizz, oh what a relief it is. Alka-Seltzer
The incredible, edible egg. American Egg Board
I am stuck on Band-Aids ‘cause Band-Aids stuck on me. Band-Aids
Bring out the Best Foods and bring out the best. Best Foods (Hellmann’s Mayonnaise)
A little dab’ll do ya. Brylcreem
For all you do, this Bud’s for you. Budweiser
When you say Budweiser, you’ve said it all. Budweiser
Have it your way. Burger King
Pure cane sugar from Hawaii. C&H
M’m! M’m! Good! Campbell’s Soup
See the USA in your Chevrolet. Chevrolet
What’s the best tuna? Chicken of the Sea. Chicken of the Sea
I’m Chiquita Banana and I’ve come to say – bananas have to ripen in a certain way. Chiquita Banana
It’s the real thing. Coca-Cola
I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony… Coca-Cola
Coke is it! Coca-Cola
Things go better with Coke. Coca-Cola
We’ve got a taste for you. Coca-Cola
Just for the fun of it, Diet Coke. Diet Coke
Just for the taste of it, Diet Coke. Diet Coke
I’m a pepper, he’s a pepper, she’s a pepper… Dr Pepper
I can bring home the bacon… Enjoli
The best part of waking up is Folger’s in your cup. Folger’s Coffee
In the valley of the jolly–ho-ho-ho!–Green Giant. Green Giant
From the land of sky-blue waters. Hamm’s Beer
Intel inside logo (four-note theme) Intel
There’s always room for J-E-L-L-0. Jell-O
Jell-O makes me mellow and the wiggle makes me giggle. Jell-O
Snap! Crackle! Pop! Rice Krispies. Kellogg’s Rice Krispies
Give me a break! Give me a break! Kit-Kat Bar
What would you do for a Klondike bar? Klondike Bar
And America spells cheese…K-R-A-F-T. Kraft
Here’s to good friends….Tonight, tonight, let it be Lowenbrau. Lowenbrau Beer
[Coffee pot percolator theme] Maxwell House Coffee
Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s Maybelline. Maybelline
Zoom, zoom, zoom. Mazda
I’m lovin’ it. McDonald’s
You deserve a break today. McDonald’s
Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. McDonald’s
We love to see you smile. McDonald’s
Meow, meow, meow, meow…. Meow Mix (Ralston)
If you’ve got the time, we’ve got the beer. Miller Beer
Mr. Clean will clean your whole house and everything that’s in it. Mr. Clean
N-E-S-T-L-E-S, Nestles makes the very best…chocolate. Nestles
I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Wiener. Oscar Mayer
My bologna has a first name, it’s O-S-C-A-R. Oscar Mayer
PepsiŃfor those who think young. Pepsi
Pepsi hits the spot. Pepsi
You’ll wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent. Pepsodent
Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t. Peter Paul Mounds/Almond Joy
Call for Philip Morris. Philip Morris
Nothin’ says lovin’ like somethin’ from the oven. Pillsbury
Rice-a-Roni, the San Francisco treat. Rice-a-Roni
Away go troubles down the drain. Roto-Rooter
Nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee. Sara Lee Foods
When you’re out of Schlitz, you’re out of beer. Schlitz Beer
Singapore girl, you’re a great way to fly. Singapore Airlines
It’s slinky, it’s slinky, oh what a wonderful toy. Slinky
Uh, oh, Spaghettios. Spaghettios
Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. State Farm
Raise your hand if you’re sure. Sure
How do you feed a hungry man? Swanson Hungry-Man
You can trust your car to the men who wear the star. Texaco
I love what you do for me…Toyota. Toyota
Tum, tum, tum, tum, Tums. Tums
Fly the friendly skies (of United). United Airlines
Be all that you can be. U.S. Army
Winston tastes good like a cigarette should. Winston
Double your pleasure, double your fun. Wrigley’s Doublemint Gum
You’re not fully clean until you’re Zestfully clean. Zest Soap
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