"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

"Into the well from which you have drunk, do not throw any stones."
— The Talmud
Central text of Rabbinic Judaism, (Babylonian), Bava Kama 92b)

"One should not appoint a leader over a community unless he has a basket of reptiles hanging behind him (i.e.: shameful things in his past), so that if he becomes arrogant, people may say to him: “look behind you.”"
— The Talmud
Bavli, Yona 22b

"You don’t see things as they are. You see things as you are."
— The Talmud
Central text of Rabbinic Judaism

"The Talmud records a debate: when praying should one concentrate on earth or heaven? The issue is resolved by teaching that one who prays directs his eyes below and his heart above."
— The Talmud
Central text of Rabbinic Judaism

"You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back."
— William Tammeus
Columnist for The Kansas City Star

"Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the muses."
— Amy Tan
American author, born February 19, 1952

"I found out what the secret to life is - friends. Best friends."
— Jessica Tandy
English-American actress, born June 7, 1909

"I noticed that whenever I wanted anyone to be different, the room filled with sorrow and pain. But when I wanted no one to be different, the room was large and at peace."
— John Tarrant
Western Zen teacher, born 1949
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