Words of wisdom from ages
These are some of our
favourite inspirational and
thought-provoking personal development
These are ones that have really stood the
test of time and can still speak to us today from ages
being more ourselves...
be what we were born to be, and to become what we are capable
of becoming, is the only end in life."
Baruch Spinoza, Dutch philosopher (1632 -
has its reasons, which reason knows nothing of."
Blaise Pascal, French mathematician and philosopher (1623
made our habits, and then our habits make us."
John Dryden, English poet (1631 -
being more thankful...
only prayer you say in your whole life is "thank you",
that would suffice."
Meister Eckhart, German theologian and philospher (1260 -
is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw
back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of
initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth,
the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid
plans: that at the moment one definitely commits oneself,
then providence moves too."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and
polymath (1749 - 1832)
On being more in
tune with our
"When we consider the
real purpose of work and discovered that
work builds ourselves, we will consider it a far greater
privilege to work for everything we need or desire, than go to
a free mine and take all the gold we can carry away."
Patanjali, Indian Sage (2nd to 3rd Century
talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your
Aristotle, Greek philosopher (384 - 322 BC)
On being more
has been full of terrible misfortunes, most of which
Michel De Montaigne, French Renaissance philosopher (1533 -
not in things; joy is in us."
Benjamin Franklin, American founding father and polymath
(1706 - 1790)
On being more
"I am not
discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is
another step forward."
Thomas Edison, American inventor and businessman (1847 -
either find a way, or make one."
Hannibal, Carthaginian military commander (248 -
just because it's
believe impossible things."
"I dare say
you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I
was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day.
Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible
things before breakfast."
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll (1832 -
"What is now proved was
William Blake, English Romantic
poet (1757 - 1827)