"Don't Worry, Be Happy."
— Meher Baba
Indian spiritual master, born February 25, 1894

"I have come not to teach, but to awaken."
— Meher Baba
Indian spiritual master, died January 31, 1969

"No amount of prayer or meditation can do what helping others can do."
— Meher Baba
Indian spiritual master, born February 25, 1894

"Light can penetrate any amount of darkness but no amount of darkness can penetrate light."
— Meher Baba,
Indian spiritual master, begins his silence of 44 years, July 10, 1925

"Better to lose count while naming your blessings than to lose your blessings to counting your troubles."
— Maltbie D. Babcock
American clergyman, born August 3, 1858

"Imagination is the highest kite one can fly."
— Lauren Bacall
American actress, born September 16, 1924

"I put my career in second place throughout both my marriages and it suffered. I don't regret it. You make choices. If you want a good marriage, you must pay attention to that. If you want to be independent, go ahead. You can't have it all."
— Lauren Bacall
American actress, died August 12, 2014

"The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul."
— Johann Sebastian Bach
German composer, born March 31, 1685

"I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music."
— Johann Sebastian Bach
German composer, died July 28, 1750

"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly."
— Richard Bach
American writer, author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, born June 23, 1936

"One of the great cosmic laws, I think, is that whatever we hold in our thought will come true in our experience. When we hold something, anything, in our thought, then somehow coincidence leads us in the direction that we've been wishing to lead ourselves."
— Richard Bach
American author, born June 23, 1936

"To fly as fast as thought, you must begin by knowing that you have already arrived."
— Richard Bach
American author, born June 23, 1936

"Never be ashamed to write a melody that people remember."
— Burt Bacharach
American pianist, composer, born May 12, 1928

"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds."
— Francis Bacon
English philosopher, died, April 9, 1626

"Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read."
— Francis Bacon
English philosopher, born January 22, 1561

"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present."
— Francis Bacon
English philosopher, born January 22, 1561

"Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible."
— Francis Bacon
English philosopher, born January 22, 1561

"Action is the antidote to despair."
— Joan Baez
American folk singer, born January 9, 1941

"The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people. The hardest is with one."
— Joan Baez
American folk singer, born January 9, 1941

"I went to jail for 11 days for disturbing the peace; I was trying to disturb the war."
— Joan Baez
American folk singer, born January 9, 1941
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