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 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 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 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."