Life

Albert Einstein Page

“Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.”

- Albert Einstein

Source/Notes: Einstein and the Poet (1983)
Steve Jobs Page

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

- Steve Jobs

Source/Notes: Address at Stanford University (2005) - youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc
Albert Einstein Page

“Try not to become a man of success, but a man of value. Look around at how people want to get more out of life than they put in. A man of value will give more than he receives. Be creative, but make sure that what you create is not a curse for mankind.”

- Albert Einstein

Source/Notes: Einstein and the Poet (1983)
Leo Tolstoy Page

“An arrogant person considers himself perfect. This is the chief harm of arrogance. It interferes with a person's main task in life—becoming a better person.”

- Leo Tolstoy

Source/Notes: Path of Life (1909)
Albert Einstein Page

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.”

- Albert Einstein

Source/Notes: As quoted by Ernst Straus in Einstein: A Centenary Volume by A.P. French (1980), p. 32.

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Dalai Lama Page

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.”

- Dalai Lama

Source/Notes: "A Talk to Western Buddhists" p. 89
Robin Sharma Page

“There are no mistakes in life, only lessons. There is no such thing as a negative experience, only opportunities to grow, learn and advance along the road of self-mastery. From struggle comes strength. Even pain can be a wonderful teacher.”

- Robin Sharma

Source/Notes: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari (1998)
Mother Teresa Page

“Jesus taught us how to forgive out of love, how to forget out of humility. So let us examine our hearts and see if there is any unforgiven hurt - any unforgotten bitterness! It is easy to love those who are far away. It isn't always easy to love those who are right next to us. It is easier to offer food to the hungry than to answer the lonely suffering of someone who lacks love right in one's own family. The world today is upside down because there is so very little love in the home, and in family life.”

- Mother Teresa

John Lennon Page

“I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those people.”

- John Lennon

Source/Notes: Interview, September 1980
Tecumseh Page

“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.”

- Tecumseh

Source/Notes: As quoted in: A Sourcebook for Earth's Community of Religions (1995) by Joel Diederik Beversluis

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George Washington Carver Page

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.”

- George Washington Carver

Che Guevara Page

“The life of a single human being is worth a million times more than all the property of the richest man on earth.”

- Che Guevara

Source/Notes: On Revolutionary Medicine (1960)
Bible Page

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.”

- Bible

Source/Notes: Psalms 23:4–6
Joseph Stalin Page

“America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.”

- Joseph Stalin

Steve Jobs Page

“My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”

- Steve Jobs

Source/Notes: Attributed

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Dwight D. Eisenhower Page

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.”

- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Source/Notes: From a speech before the American Society of Newspaper Editors, April 16, 1953
Dorothy Stang Page

“I don't want to flee, nor do I want to abandon the battle of these farmers who live without any protection in the forest. They have the sacrosanct right to aspire to a better life on land where they can live and work with dignity while respecting the environment.”

- Dorothy Stang

Source/Notes: As reported in: The Ecologist, Volume 35 (2005); and also in: Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, Part 1 (U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005), p. 673