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Muhammed Ali

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Muhammed Ali Born January 17, 1942 American boxer and 3-time World Heavyweight Champion Famous Quotes: "Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are." "At home I am a nice guy: but I don't want the world to know. Humble people, I've found, don't get very far." "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee." "Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong." "I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was." "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." "I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world." "If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize." "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth." "The man who has no imagination has no wings."

Martha Graham

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Martha Graham Born May 11, 1894 | Died April 1, 1991 American modern dancer and choreographer Famous Quotes: "Great dancers are not great because of their technique,they are great because of their passion." "Learn by practice." "Nothing is more revealing than movement." "Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can." "The body says what words cannot." "The only sin is mediocrity." "You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled,then something has been lost."

Rumi

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Rumi Born September 30, 1207 | Died December 17, 1273 13th century Persian-Muslim poet Famous Quotes: "Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." "This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet." "Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." "A rose's rarest essence lives in the thorn."

Mikao Usui

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Mikao Usui Born August 15, 1865 | Died March 9, 1926 Japanese founder of Reiki energy healing work Famous Quotes: "Just for today, I will let go of anger. Just for today, I will let go of worry. Today, I will count my many blessings. Today, I will do my work honestly.Today, I will be kind to every living creature." "Every morning and evening, join your hands in meditation and pray with your heart." "Do not worry and be filled with gratitude. Devote yourself to your work. Be kind to people."

Rosa Parks

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Rosa Parks Born February 4, 1913 | Died October 24, 2005 African-American civil rights activist Famous Quotes: "I'm tired of being treated like a second-class citizen." "I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... so other people would be also free." "Whatever my individual desires were to be free, I was not alone. There were many others who felt the same way." "I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear."

Thomas Merton

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Thomas Merton Born January 31, 1915 | Died December 10, 1968 Anglo-American Catholic writer Famous Quotes: "Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone-we find it with another." "Perhaps I am stronger than I think." "The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them." "The very contradictions in my life are in some ways signs of God's mercy to me." "The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another." "We are so obsessed with doing that we have no time and no imagination left for being.As a result, men are valued not for what they are but for what they do or what they have - for their usefulness."

Lao Te Tsu

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Lao Te Tsu Lived during the Zhou dynasty Mystic philosopher of ancient China Famous Quotes: "A good traveler has no fixed plans,and is not intent on arriving." "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." "Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not over do it." "He who knows others is wise.He who knows himself is enlightened." "He who knows, does not speak.He who speaks, does not know." "I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures." "If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve." "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Ralph Waldo Emerson Born May 25, 1803 | Died April 27, 1882 American transcendentalist essayist, poet and lecturer Famous Quotes: :Always do what you are afraid to do." "As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey." "Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait." "Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated." "Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world." "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind." "Great men or men of great gifts you shall easily find, but symmetrical men never." "Hitch your wagon to a star." "Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you." "Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen." "The only way to have a friend is to be one."

Helen Keller

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Helen Keller Born June 27, 1880 | Died June 1, 1968 American author, political activist, and lecturer Famous Quotes: "All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming." "Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.  The fearful are caught as often as the bold." "Death is no more than passing from one room into another.  But there's a difference for me, you know.  Because in that other room I shall be able to see." "I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble." "It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision." "Never bend your head.  Always hold it high.  Look the world straight in the eye." "No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it." "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." "What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me."

Pablo Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Born October 25, 1881 | Died April 8, 1973 Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor Famous Quotes: "All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." "Art is a lie that makes us realize truth." "Every act of creation is first an act of destruction." "I do not seek. I find." "If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes." "If there were only one truth,you couldn't paint a hundred canvases on the same theme." "Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility." "The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls." "To draw you must close your eyes and sing."

Miguel Cervantes

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Miguel Cervantes Baptized October 9, 1547 (Birth unknown) | Died April 23, 1616 Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright Famous Quotes: "Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune." "Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes." "Fear has many eyes and can see things underground." "Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory." "He preaches well that lives well." "He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all." "Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the other." "Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be." "When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome."

M.C. Escher

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M.C. Escher Born June 17, 1898 | Died March 27, 1972 Dutch graphic artist Famous Quotes: "Are you really sure that a floor can't also be a ceiling?" "Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it's in my basement... let me go upstairs and check." "He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder." "I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough." "My work is a game, a very serious game." "We adore chaos because we love to produce order."

Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass Born February 1818 | Died February 20, 1895 African-American social reformer, orator, writer, and statesman Famous Quotes: "At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed." "Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them." "I didn't know I was a slave until I found out I couldn't do the things I wanted." "I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs." "Without a struggle, there can be no progress." "To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker." "The soul that is within me no man can degrade." "It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake."

Patanjali

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Patanjali Lived in 150 BCE or 2nd Century BCE Compiler of the Yoga Sutras Famous Quotes: "Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind. Then there is abiding in the Seer's own form." "For those who have an intense urge for Spirit and wisdom, it sits near them, waiting." "Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy,compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked." "Peace can be reached through meditation on the knowledge which dreams give. Peace can also be reached through concentration upon that which is dearest to the heart."

Eckhart Tolle

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Eckhart Tolle Born February 16, 1948 German-born Canadian author Famous Quotes: "To end the misery that has afflicted the human condition for thousands of years, you have to start with yourself and take responsibility for you inner state at any given moment. That means now." "Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now; and if the past cannot prevent you from being present now, what power does it have?" "Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at this moment." "If I cannot live with myself, there must be two of me." "Thinking and consciousness are not synonymous. Thinking is only a small aspect of consciousness. Thought cannot exist without consciousness, but consciousness does not need thought." "Forget about your life situation and pay attention to your life. Your life situation exists in time. Your life is now. Your life situation is mind-stuff. Your life is real."

Anne Frank

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Anne Frank Born June 12, 1929 | Died early March, 1945 German Jewish Holocaust victim/writer Famous Quotes: "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." "I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death... I think...peace and tranquility will return again." "We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same." "Who would ever think that so much went on in the soul of a young girl?" "No one has ever become poor by giving." "And finally I twist my heart round again, so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside, and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would so like to be, and could be, if there weren't any other people living in the world."

Audrey Hepburn

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Audrey Hepburn Born May 4, 1929 | Died January 20, 1993 British actress and humanitarian Famous Quotes: "If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all." "Let's face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me." "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" "The best thing to hold on to in life is each other." "There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain." "I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and... I believe in miracles."

Henry David Thoreau

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Henry David Thoreau Born July 12, 1817 | Died May 6, 1862 American author, poet, abolitionist (transcendentalist) Famous Quotes: "Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something." "Beware of all enterprises that require a new set of clothes." "Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?" "Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them." "Dreams are the touchstones of our character." "A man's interest in a single bluebird is worth more than a complete but dry list of the fauna and flora of a town." "I did not wish to take a cabin passage, but rather to go before the mast and on the deck of the world, for there I could best see the moonlight amid the mountains. I do not wish to go below now." "I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude." "If a man constantly aspires is he not elevated?" "How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live."

Johann Sebastian Bach

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Johann Sebastian Bach Born March 21, 1685 | Died July 28, 1750 German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist and violinist Famous Quotes: "I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well." "It's asy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at ther ight time and the instrument will play itself." "Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul."

Abraham Maslow

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Abraham Maslow Born April 1, 1908 | Died June 8, 1970 American professor of psychology Famous Quotes: "A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting." "A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself." "He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail." "If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was a thousand miles away, I'd still swim. And I'd despise the one who gave up." "If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life." "The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental." "What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself."

Winston Churchill

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Winston Churchill Born November 30, 1874 | Died January 24, 1965 British politician and statesman Famous Quotes: "Never, never, never give up." "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." "This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure." "Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential." "I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else." "I like a man who grins when he fights." "If you are going through hell, keep going." "If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack." "Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning."

Pythagoras

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Pythagoras Born circa 570 BC | Died circa 495 BC Ionian Greek philosopher, mathematician Famous Quotes: "Silence is better than unmeaning words." "Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body." "Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few." "Rest satisfied with doing well,and leave others to talk of you as they will." "The oldest, shortest words - "yes" and "no" - are those which require the most thought." "Reason is immortal, all else mortal."

Khalil Gibran

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Khalil Gibran Born January 6, 1883 | Died April 10, 1931 Lebanese-American artist, poet, philosopher Famous Quotes: "Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream." "Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do." "If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work." "The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind." "March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path." "Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand." "Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all." "And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."

Wislawa Szymborska

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Wislawa Szymborska Born July 2, 1923 Polish poet, essayist and translator Famous Quotes: "I like being near the top of a mountain. One can't get lost here." "All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses." "In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved.Comedy is just tragedy reversed." "Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out:it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life." "Keep up the good work, if only for a while, if only for the twinkling of a tiny galaxy." "Let the people who never find true love keep saying that there's no such thing. Their faith will make it easier for them to live and die." "You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects."

Eleanor Roosevelt

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Eleanor Roosevelt Born October 11, 1884 | Died November 7, 1962 American United Nations diplomat, humanitarian, and First Lady Famous Quotes: "It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness." "It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself." "Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one." "We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot." "Great minds discuss ideas;average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." "Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't." "A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think." "I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall."

St. Theresa of Avila

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St. Theresa of Avila Born March 28, 1515 | Died October 4, 1582 Prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint Famous Quotes: "Be gentle to all and stern with yourself." "All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted." "God gave us faculties for our use; each of them will receive its proper reward.Then do not let us try to charm them to sleep, but permit them to do their work until divinely called to something higher." "Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts, the more needs and desires it finds." "To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that." "Pain is never permanent." "Learn to self conquest, persevere thus for a time, and you will perceive very clearly the advantage which you gain from it."

Mohandas Gandhi

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Mohandas Gandhi Born October 2, 1869 | Died January 30, 1948 Pre-eminent political and ideological Indian leader Famous Quotes: "Be the change that you want to see in the world." "A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave." "A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history." "An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching." "Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth." "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." "I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which Iam prepared to kill." "I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." "In a gentle way, you can shake the world." "Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory." "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."

Prophet Jeremiah

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Prophet Jeremiah Born circa 655 BC | Died circa 586 BC A main prophet of the Hebrew bible Famous Quotes: "Get yourself ready! Stand up and say to them whatever I command you.Do not be terrified by them, or I will terrify you before them. Today I have made you a fortified city,an iron pillar and a bronze wall to stand against the whole land against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests andthe people of the land. They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you, declares the Lord."

Geoffrey Chaucer

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Geoffrey Chaucer Born circa 1343 | Died October 25, 1400 Father of English Literature, greatest English poet of Middle Ages Famous Quotes: "Love is blind." "Time and tide wait for no man." "We know little of the things for which we pray." "People can die of mere imagination." "Forbid us something, and that thing we desire."

Viktor Frankl

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Viktor Frankl Born March 26, 1905 | Died September 2, 1997 Austrian Jewish neurologist and psychiatrist, Holocaust survivor Famous Quotes: "Fear may come true that which one is afraid of." "Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human." "Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way." "For the meaning of life differs from man to man,from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters,therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment." "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."

Amelia Earhart

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Amelia Earhart Born July 24, 1897 | Disappeared July 2, 1937 Declared legally dead January 5, 1939 American aviation pioneer and author Famous Quotes: "Adventure is worthwhile in itself." "Never do things others can do and will do if there are things others cannot do or will not do." "The most effective way to do it, is to do it." "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward."

T.S. Eliot

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T.S. Eliot Born September 26, 1888 | Died January 4, 1965 American-born English poet, playwright, and literary critic Famous Quotes: "April is the cruelest month." "Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity." "I have measured out my life with coffee spoons." "It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind." "It's strange that words are so inadequate. Yet, like the asthmatic struggling for breath, so the lover must struggle for words." "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." "What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from."

Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou Born April 4, 1928 African-American author and poet Famous Quotes: "Nothing will work unless you do." "Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage." "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." "There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing." "There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth." "The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed."

Blaise Pascal

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Blaise Pascal Born June 19, 1623 | Died August 19, 1662 French mathematician, inventor, physicist, writer, and Catholic philosopher Famous Quotes: "It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory." "If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future." "It is incomprehensible that God should exist, and it is incomprehensible that he should not exist." "Love has reasons which reason cannot understand." "Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere." "The least movement is of importance to all nature.The entire ocean is affected by a pebble." "We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart." "Between us and heaven or hell there is only life, which is the frailest thing in the world."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Born February 27, 1807 | Died March 24, 1882 American poet and educator Famous Quotes: "Music is the universal language of mankind." "Ships that pass in the night,and speak each other in passing,only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; Soon the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence," "Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close; Something attempted,something done, has earned a night's repose." "Give what you have to somebody, it may be better than you think." "In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity." "Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions." "Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind."

Thich Nhat Hanh

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Thich Nhat Hanh Born October 11, 1926 Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet, peace activist Famous Quotes: "In true dialogue, both sides are willing to change." "Smiling is very important. If we are not able to smile, then the world will not have peace.It is not by going out for a demonstration against nuclear missiles that we can bring about peace. It is with our capacity of smiling, breathing,and being peace that we can make peace." "People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong.Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?" "The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions."

Jorge Luis Borges

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Jorge Luis Borges Born August 24, 1899 | Died June 14, 1986 Argentine writer, essayist, and poet Famous Quotes: "Life and death have been lacking in my life." "To die for a religion iseasier than to live it absolutely." "In general, every country hasthe language it deserves." "Any life is made up of a singlemoment, the moment in which aman finds out, once and for all,who he is." "I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does." "The truth is that we live out our lives putting off all that can be put off; perhaps we all know deep down that we are immortal and that sooner or later all men will do and know all things."

Helen Frankenthaler

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Helen Frankenthaler Born December 12, 1928 American abstract painter Famous Quotes: "A really good picture looks as if it's happened at once. It's an immediate image." "There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about."

Elie Wiesel

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Elie Wiesel Born September 30, 1928 Romanian-born Jewish-American writer, professor, activist, Nobel Laureate Famous Quotes: "Not to transmit an experience is to betray it." "I decided to devote my lifeto telling the story becauseI felt that having survived Iowe something to the deadand anyone who does not remember betrays them again." "I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." "I write to understand as much as to be understood." "Some stories are true that never happened." "Peace is our gift to each other."

Socrates

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Socrates Born circa 469 BC  |  Died circa 399 BC Classical Greek Athenian Philosopher Famous Quotes: "Be as you wish to seem." "False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil." "I am the wisest man alive, for Iknow one thing, and that is that I know nothing." "If  all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equalportion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart." "It is not living that matters, butliving rightly." "The poets are only the interpreters of the Gods." "The unexamined life is not worth living."

Desiderata

Desiderata (Latin: "desired things") is a 1927 prose poem by American writer Max Ehrmann.

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare Baptized April 26, 1564  |  Died April 23, 1616 Greatest writer in the English language Famous Quotes "A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool." "I wasted time, and now doth time waste me." "It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves." "All the world's a stage, and allthe men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages." "Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt." "Expectation is the root of all heartache." "There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures."

Albert Bandura

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Albert Bandura Born: December 4, 1925 Canadian Psychologist known for Social Cognitive Theory Famous Quotes: “People who believe they have the power to exercise some measure of control over their lives are healthier, more effective and more successful than those who lack faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives.” “In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life.” “Most of the images of reality on which we base our actions are really based on vicarious experience.”

Immanuel Kant

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Immanuel Kant Born April 22, 1724  |  Died February 12, 1804 German philosopher & professor Famous Quotes: “Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end.” “From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned.” “What can I know? What ought I to do? What can I hope?” “Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.” “But although all our knowledge begins with experience, it does not follow that it arises from experience.” “Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.”  

Edgar Degas

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Edgar Degas Born July 19, 1834 | Died September 27, 1917 French Artist Famous Quotes: “One must do the same subject over again ten times, a hundred times. In art nothing must resemble an accident, not even movement.” “In painting you must give the idea of the true by means of the false.” “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”

Rainer Maria Rilke

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Rainer Maria Rilke Born December 4, 1875  |   Died December 29, 1926 Bohemian-Austrian Poet Famous Quotes “I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.” “All the soaring's of my mind begin in my blood." “Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always.” “Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave.” “Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.” “I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other.” “The only journey is the one within.” “If it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.” “We need, in love, to practice only this: letting each other go. For holding on comes easily; we do not need to learn it.”

Charles Darwin

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Charles Darwin Born February 12, 1809 | Died April 19, 1882 English Naturalist who documented Evolution & Natural Selection Famous Quotes: “If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once a week.” “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” “Intelligence is based on how efficient a species became at doing the things they need to survive.” “I love fools’ experiments. I am always making them.” "Nothing before had ever made me thoroughly realize, though I had read various scientific books, that science consists in grouping facts so that general laws or conclusions may be drawn from them." “Intelligence is based on how efficient a species became at doing the things they need to survive.” “I love fools’ experiments. I am always making them.” "Nothing before had ever made me thoroughly realize, though I had read various scientific books, that science consists in grouping facts so that general laws or conclusions may be drawn from them."

Ida Rolf

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Ida Rolf Born May 19, 1896 | Died March 19, 1979 American Biochemist and Creator of Structural Integration or “Rolfing” Famous Quotes: “Rolfing can be like making your bed in the morning. You think you’re going to get by without pulling that bed apart, so you pull up this cover and the next cover. When you get all the covers puffed up, you’ve got nine ridges running across the bed. Now you’ve got to go to a deeper layer and organize the deeper layer, and make your bed on top of that. Then you’ve got a made bed. Well it’s the same with the body: you’ve got to organize those deeper layers.” “Form and function are a unity, two sides of one coin. In order to enhance function, appropriate form must exist or be created.” “This is the gospel of Rolfing: when the body gets working appropriately, the forces of gravity can flow through. Then, spontaneously, the body heals itself." “… no situation exists in a human which a psychologist would diagnose as a feeling of insecurity or inadequacy unless it is accompanied by a physical situation which bears witness to the fact that the gravitational support is inadequate.”

Yogananda

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Born: January 5, 1893  |  Died: March 7, 1952 Hindu (Indian) Yogi & Guru Famous Quotes: “Learn to be calm and you will always be happy.” “Retire to the center of your being, which is calmness.” “Read a little. Meditate more. Think of God all the time.” “Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.” “Faithfulness in the performance of small duties gives us strength to adhere to difficult determinations that life will someday force us to make.”  “The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy. If, then you experience mental resistance during meditation, remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego; it doesn't belong to the soul.” “Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations.”

Joseph Pilates

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Joseph Pilates Born: December 9, 1883  |  Died: October 9, 1967 German Inventor of Pilates Method of Physical Fitness Famous Quotes: “A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion.” “Patience and persistence are vital qualities in the ultimate successful accomplishment of any worthwhile endeavor.” “The mind, when housed in a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power.” "With body, mind, and spirit functioning perfectly as a coordinated whole, what else could reasonably be expected other than an active, alert, disciplined person." “I’m 50 years ahead of my time.”