Superior man

A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. -Confucius, philosopher and teacher (c. 551-478 BCE)

William James: As you think, so shall you be

William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910)

William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. As you think, so shall you be.
William James.

Albert Schweitzer: Inner Fire

List of Nobel Peace Prize laureates

List of Nobel Peace Prize laureates (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” –Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, musician, Nobel laureate (1875-1965).

Saint Augustine: Wiser than Cicero and Plato

“I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.” ”
Saint Augustine.

Michel de Montaigne: Custom, not law

Deutsch: Porträt de Michel de Montaignes Engli...

Deutsch: Porträt de Michel de Montaignes English: Portrait of Michel de Montaigne (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The way of the world is to make laws, but follow custom. ”
Michel De Montaigne

Jose Ortega y Gasset: Living

Jose Ortega y Gasset. Numerary professor of Ps...

Jose Ortega y Gasset. Numerary professor of Psychology, Logic and Ethics at the Escuela Superior del Magisterio de Madrid (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“We cannot put off living until we are ready. ”
Jose Ortega y Gasset.