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From ‘Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul’ to ‘Good intentions die unless they’re executed’, here are some of the latest Sidhu gems.

New Delhi: Cricketer-turned-Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu is famous for the quotations and witty turns of phrase he employs in everyday speech. These ‘Sidhuisms’ were on full display in his candid conversation with ThePrint’s editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta and associate editor Chitleen K. Sethi at Off the Cuff in Chandigarh.

Sample some of the best:

1. No news is good news on television, because it will not spare anybody.

2. Men of genius are admired, men of power are feared, but men of character are trusted.

3. Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once (quoted directly from William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar).

4. “Duniya mein sabse bada rog, ‘mere baare mein kya kahenge log’” (The biggest disease in the world is the fear of people’s opinion about you).


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5. Nobody reads the novel to reach the middle of the story, it’s the ending which is more important.

6. You rate the ability of a man with what they finish, not with what they attempt.

7. Positive anything is better than negative nothing.

8. Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.

9. When in doubt, walk the path of truth, never compromise on moral values, and nobody will defeat you.

10. Patience is bitter but the fruit is sweet.

11. Hope sees the invisible, feels the tangible. Hope is the biggest ‘tope’ (cannon).

12. It’s choice not chance that determines your destiny.

13. I want to swim in the blue ocean where there is space for everybody to swim, but they’ve (Badals) created a red ocean where everybody cuts each other.

14. If I have to clear the muck, then I have to stay in the muck.

15. Even a hen while laying an egg cackles as if it is an asteroid.

16. Good intentions die unless they’re executed.

17. Once you finish the job, you will actually get the faith of the people. But if half-baked ideas are left like a pie in the sky, up in the air, then nothing’s going to happen.

18. That which needs to be proven is not worth a toss.

19. Adversity will come, adversity will stare at you, but it’s adversity that will make you better.


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20. Great champions have a certain thought process. Your thoughts become your Karma, your Karma becomes your habit, your habits become your character, and your character becomes your destiny.

21. An idle mind is where mischief hatches eggs.

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