"When I saw the embryo, I suddenly realized there was such a small difference between it and my daughters. I thought, we can't keep destroying embryos for our research. There must be another way."
— Shinya Yamanaka
Japanese biologist, Nobel Prize laureate, born September 4, 1962

"Companies such as Microsoft, Cisco and Intel were just starting at their 10-year anniversary."
— Jerry Yang
Taiwanese-American businessman, co-founded Yahoo!, born November 6, 1968

"Many years ago I found out something about hamburgers that really grossed me out. You may not know this, so I hope I don’t make you sick, but it turns out hamburgers are actually made out of dead cows. I am not making this up. Needless to say, as soon as I discovered that, I gave up meat entirely."
— Weird Al Yankovic
American comedian, born October 23, 1959

"Creativity is an inherent human quality of the highest order. When we create, we become more than the sum of our parts."
— Yanni
Greek-American composer, (Chameleon), born November 14, 1954

"When people sing together, community is created. Together we rejoice, we celebrate, we mourn and we comfort each other. Through music, we reach each others hearts and souls. Music allows us to find a connection."
— Peter Yarrow
American singer, (Peter, Paul and Mary), born May 31, 1938

"What good does it do to be afraid? It doesn't help anything. You better try and figure out what's happening and correct it."
— Chuck Yeager
United States Air Force general, born February 13, 1923

"An aged man is but a paltry thing, A tattered coat upon a stick, unless Soul clap its hands and sing."
— William Butler Yeats
Irish poet, born June 13, 1865

"Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking."
— William Butler Yeats
Irish poet, died January 28, 1939

"You can make a throne of bayonets, but you can't sit on it for long."
— Boris Yeltsin
First President of the Russian Federation, born February 1, 1931

"When walking, as we step one foot forward, we lift the other's foot up. In the same way, should let go of yesterday, and focus on today."
— Cheng Yen
Taiwanese Buddhist nun and philanthropist, born May 11, 1937

"Divided as we may be by religion, we are united by charity."
— Shlomo Yitzchaki
French rabbi, born February 22, 1040

"Naked a man comes into the world and naked he leaves it, after all is said and done he leaves nothing except the good deeds he leaves behind."
— Shlomo Yitzchaki
French rabbi, died July 13, 1105

"Whoever raises a righteous child, it is as if he did not die."
— Shlomo Yitzchaki
French rabbi, born February 22, 1040

"Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts."
— Paramahansa Yogananda
Indian yogi and guru, born January 5, 1893

"The ordinary man considers solids and liquids and the energy manifestations of the material world to be vastly different, but the yogi sees them as various vibrations of the one cosmic light."
— Paramahansa Yogananda
Indian yogi and guru, born January 5, 1893

"Don't depend on death to liberate you from your imperfections. You are exactly the same after death as you were before. Nothing changes; you only give up the body. If you are a thief or a liar or a cheater before death, you don't become an angel merely by dying. If such were possible, then let us all go and jump in the ocean now and become angels at once! Whatever you have made of yourself thus far, so will you be hereafter. And when you reincarnate, you will bring that same nature with you. To change, you have to make the effort. This world is the place to do it."
— Paramahansa Yogananda
Indian yogi and guru, died March 7, 1952

"I am a spark from the Infinite. I am not flesh and bones. I am light."
— Paramahansa Yogananda
Indian yogi and guru, died March 7, 1952

"Do not fight the darkness, let the light in and the darkness will disappear."
— Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Indian guru, born January 12, 1917

"We must take situations as they are. We must only change our mental attitudes towards them."
— Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Indian guru, died February 5, 2008

"If you're too busy to meditate twice a day, you're just too busy."
— Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Indian guru, born January 12, 1917
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