Great Minds

The hardest thing to see is what is in front of your eyes.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.” – Muhammad Ali

“The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.” – Deepak Chopra

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison

“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” – William Shakespeare

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” – John F. Kennedy

“Don’t go into business to get rich. Do it to enrich people. It will come back to you.” – Stew Leonard

Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them . A desire, a dream, a vision.” – Muhammed Ali

“Nothing is predestined: The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.” – Ralph Blum

A happy thought is like a seed that sows positivity for all to reap. ~Miriam Muhammad

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important. ~Janet Lane

Better to remain silent & be thought a fool that to speak & remove all doubt. -English proverbs

“We can have more than we’ve got because we can become more than we are.” – Jim Rohn

“By three methods we may learn wisdom:
First, by reflection, which is noblest;
Second, by imitation, which is easiest;
and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.

He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.

It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!

Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.
Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.”


Einstein On Himself

When a blind beetle crawls over the surface of the globe,
he doesn’t realize that the track he has covered is curved.
I was lucky enough to have spotted it.”

“I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive.”

“It’s not that I’m so smart , it’s just that I stay with problems longer .”

Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe.
But maybe, by raising my voice, I can help in the greatest of all causes
— goodwill among men and peace on earth.

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

“If I had my life to live over again, I’d be a plumber.”

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music.
I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. … I get most joy in life out of music.”

“The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking…
the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind.
If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.”

“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.”

“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.

I have never looked upon ease and happiness as ends in themselves – such an ethical basis I call more proper for a herd of swine.
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The ideals which have lighted me on my way and time after time given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. ~Albert Einstein, “What I Believe,” Forum and Century, 1930

“A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of others .”

“I want to know God’s thoughts,….. the rest are details..”

“I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.”

“Do not worry about your problems with mathematics, I assure you mine are far greater.”

“Two things inspire me to awe — the starry heavens above and the moral universe within.”

“My life is a simple thing that would interest no one.
It is a known fact that I was born and that is all that is necessary.”

“As far as I’m concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.”
“When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.”


On The Universe

“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.”

“The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible.”

“”A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited
in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as
something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his
consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to
our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our
task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of
compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature in its
beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such
achievement is in itself a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner
security”, 1950

“Man tries to make for himself in the fashion that suits him best a simplified and intelligible picture of the world;
he then tries to some extent to substitute this cosmos of his for the world of experience, and thus to overcome it.
This is what the painter, the poet, the speculative philosopher, and the natural scientists do, each in his own fashion.
Each makes this cosmos and its construction the pivot of his emotional life,
in order to find in this way peace and security which he can not find in the narrow whirlpool of personal experience.”


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