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 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 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 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."