Edmund Hillary: Conquer…

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.

Sir Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist 

Edmund Hillary (1919-2008), New Zealand mounta...

Edmund Hillary (1919-2008), New Zealand mountaineer and explorer (erroneously affixed rosette by President Kwaśniewski! {full distinction or rosette, miniature}) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Peter Munk: Not Einstein?

Albert Einstein during a lecture in Vienna in 1921

Albert Einstein during a lecture in Vienna in 1921 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I’m not exactly an Einstein, so I compensate by being more focused. ”

Albert Einstein: Feeling and longing

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (Photo credit: cliff1066™)

“Feeling and longing are the motive forces behind all human endeavor and human creations.”
Albert Einstein.

Flattery

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English: (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering. –George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate (1856-1950)

George S Patton: Ingenuity

General George S. Patton's monument in its ori...

General George S. Patton’s monument in its original location, facing the old library during autumn when the sugar maples behind it were in full fall color. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. ”
—George S Patton.

Andrew Carnegie: Eggs in one basket

Andrew Carnegie, American businessman and phil...

“Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.”
Andrew Carnegie.

Albert Einstein: Ideas

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (Photo credit: cliff1066™)

“Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
Albert Einstein.

Fish climbing trees?

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (Photo credit: MusMs)

“Everyone is a genius. But, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein: Simplest way

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“God always takes the simplest way.”
Albert Einstein.

The world was not enough

Hermes-type bust (pillar with the top as a scu...

Hermes-type bust (pillar with the top as a sculpted head) of Alexander the Great called Hermes Azara. Bears the inscription: "Alexander Great, son of Philip, of Macedonia." Copy of the Imperial Roman Era (1st or 2nd century CE) of a bronze sculpture made by Lysippos. Found in Tivoli, East of Rome, Italy. Pentelic marble, region of Athens. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient. ”
Alexander The Great

G. K. Chesterton: Action

“I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on man unless they act.”
G. K. Chesterton

English: Drawing by Chesterton

English: Drawing by Chesterton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Albert Einstein: Common sense

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (Photo credit: MusMs)

“Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. ”
Albert Einstein.

Albert Einstein: Simple and simpler

English: German-born theoretical physicist Alb...

“Everything should be as simple as possible — but not simpler.”
Albert Einstein.

Joseph Joubert: Cutting and untying

Joseph Joubert

Never cut what you can untie. –Joseph Joubert, essayist (1754-1824).