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 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 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 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."