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 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 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 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."