Wisdom from History

There is a lot we can learn from those who have come before us, particularly those who have made the world a better place through their thoughts and actions. The following are a list of links of inspiration words and quotes from some of history’s great minds.

Mahatma Gandhi – 10 rules for changing the world – An insightful collection of inspiring and thoughtful quotes from Gandhi whose view that to change the world you had to take responsibility for yourself and others

Top 10 Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes – My favourites are numbers 9, 6 and 3

 

 

Art and literature also provide wisdom through the words of their authors and characters:

29 Wise and Inspiring Shakespeare quotes

 

 

Quotes from Science Fiction Writers

I love science fiction because it pushes us to think beyond what we already know and understand (and spaceships and lasers are cool!).

“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” (Foundation series – Isaac Asimov, author)

“We have to create the future, or others will do it for us. … we have to care for each other because if we don’t who will? “(Babylon 5 TV series, written by J Michael Straczynski)

“Understanding is a three edged sword. Your side, my side and the truth.” (Babylon 5 TV series, written by J Michael Straczynski)

 

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