"Technique and ability alone do not get you to the top - it is the willpower that is the most important. This willpower you cannot buy with money or be given by others - it rises from your heart."
— Junko Tabei
Japanese mountain-climber, born September 22, 1939

"Don’t search for heaven and hell in the future. Both are now present. Whenever we manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven. Whenever we fight, hate, we are in hell."
— Shams Tabrizi
Persian Muslim, spiritual instructor of Rumi, born 1185

"The real dirt is not outside, but inside, in our hearts. We can wash all stains with water. The only one we can’t remove is the grudge and the bad intentions sticking to our hearts."
— Shams Tabrizi
Persian Muslim, spiritual instructor of Rumi, died 1248

"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy."
— Rabindranath Tagore
Bengali polymath, born May 7, 1861

"Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark."
— Rabindranath Tagore
Bengali polymath, born May 7, 1861

"Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come."
— Rabindranath Tagore
Bengali polymath, born May 7, 1861

"Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time."
— Rabindranath Tagore
Bengali polymath, born May 7, 1861

"Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom."
— Rabindranath Tagore
Bengali polymath, died August 7, 1941

"Those who own much have much to fear."
— Rabindranath Tagore
Bengali polymath, born May 7, 1861

"Photography was the first available demonstration that light could indeed exert an action sufficient to cause changes in material bodies."
— Henry Fox Talbot
English photographer, invented calotype, born February 11, 1800

"You got to crack the code. If you crack the code, you can go on to Tango."
— Anu Tali
Estonian conductor, born June 18, 1972

"Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, "grow, grow.""
— The Talmud
Central text of Rabbinic Judaism
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