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 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 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 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."