Quotations

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor RooseveltGreat minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

 

Eleanor Roosevelt (First Lady of the United States from 1933 – 1945)

 

 

Michelle Obama

Michelle ObamaWe can make a commitment to promote vegetables and fruits and whole grains on every part of every menu. We can make portion sizes smaller and emphasize quality over quantity. And we can help create a culture – imagine this – where our kids ask for healthy options instead of resisting them.

 

Michelle Obama (Current First Lady of the United States)

 

Jane Austen

Jane AustenEverybody likes to go their own way – to choose their own time and manner of devotion.

 

Jane Austen (English novelist)

 

Anne Frank

Anne FrankHow wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

 

Anne Frank (One of the most renowned and most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust)

 

Indira Gandhi

Indira GandhiMy grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.

Indira Gandhi (Indian politician, leader of the Indian National Congress and the third Prime Minister of the Republic of India)

Elizabeth Bowen

Elizabeth BowenNobody speaks the truth when there is something they must have.

 

Elizabeth Bowen (Anglo-Irish novelist and short story writer)

 

Joan Baez

 Joan BaezYou don’t get to choose how you are going to die or when. You can only decide how you are going to live.

 

 

Joan Baez (American folk singer, songwriter and activist)

 

Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.

Jim Morrison (American lead singer and lyricist of the American band The Doors)

Johannes Tauler

Johannes TaulerIf anyone asks what is the shortest and surest way of disposing ourselves to advance continually in the spiritual life, I shall reply that it is to remain carefully self-gathered within, for it is there properly that one sees the gleam of the true light.

 

Johannes Tauler (German mystic theologian)

 

Giordano Bruno

Giordano BrunoThe infinite variety of particular objects constitutes one sole and identical Being. To know that unity is the aim of all philosophy and of all knowledge of Nature.

 

Giordano Bruno (Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician and astronomer)

 

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