Quotations

Nelson Mandela

Quotations 2 N“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”

Nelson Mandela (South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist)

Malala

Quotations 3 Malala

“There was a time when women asked men to stand up for women’s' rights. This time we will do it for ourselves.”

Malala (Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize recipient)

Gautama Buddha

Quotations 4 Buddha

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”

Gautama Buddha (sage on which teachings Buddhism was founded)

 

Rabindranath Tagore

Quotations 5 Tagore

 

I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.”

Rabindranath Tagore (Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music)

 

 

Maya Angelou

Quotations 6 Maya Angelou

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”

Maya Angelou (African-American author, poet, dancer, actress and singer) 

Beryl Markham

Quotations 5 Beryl Markham

I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can. Never turn back and never believe that an hour you remember is a better hour because it is dead. Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance.

Beryl Markham (British-born Kenyan aviator, adventurer, racehorse trainer and author)

Katerina Stoykova-Klemer

Quotations 6 Katerina S

There is no beauty in sadness. No honor in suffering. No growth in fear. No relief in hate. It’s just a waste of perfectly good happiness.

 

Katerina Stoykova-Klemer (Multi-talented editor and poet who writes in both English and Bulgarian)

 

 

Sarah Waters

Quotations 4  Sarah Waters

I suppose I really seemed mad, then; but it was only through the awfulness of having said nothing but the truth, and being thought to be deluded

 

Sarah Waters (A Welsh novelist)

 

Jody Picoult

Quotations 3 Jodi Picoult

 

Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it's not because they enjoy solitude. It's because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.

 

Jody Picoult (American author)

 

C. Joybell C.

Quotations 2 C

 

You can talk with someone for years, every day, and still, it won't mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever.... connections are made with the heart, not the tongue.

 C. Joybell C. (Author of poetry and literature books)

 

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