Great Minds of History

Those who will and won’t be remembered













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The waist is a terrible thing to mind. - Tom Wilson

History is philosophy teaching by example. - Dionysius

Revolutions are the locomotives of history. - Karl Marx

If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it. - Ronnie Lott

The Danes and the Irish have a great simpatico. - Pierce Brosnan

History doesn't repeat itself, but it rhymes. - Will Rogers

Never mind what I told you - you do as I tell you. - WC Fields

Those who set their minds on virtue will do no evil. - Chinese proverb

The first test of a truly great man is his humility. - John Ruskin

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body. - Seneca

A sweating ovary or a sick prostate explains most history. - Martin H. Fischer

Canada is like a loft apartment over a really great party. - Robin Williams

Youth is a perpetual intoxication; it is a fever of the mind. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It is a great ability to be able to conceal one's ability. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Irish people are educated not only about artistry but local history. - Fiona Shaw

Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks; they are the summits of ranges. - Thomas W. Higginson

The great majority of neuroses in women have their origin in the marriage bed. - Sigmund Freud

Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer. - William S. Burroughs

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances. - Benjamin Franklin

Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible. - Unknown

To stay a great singer or guitar player, you've go to do it 24 7. That's what I do. - Sammy Hagar

One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter. - Joseph Addison

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. - William James

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. - Anatole France

In my mind, I've always been an A-list Hollywood superstar. Y'all just didn't know yet. - Will Smith

No mind is much employed upon the present: recollection and anticipation fill up almost all our moments. - Samuel Johnson

Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest. - Beatrix Potter

The universe doesn't give you what you want in your mind; it gives you what you demand with your actions. - Steve Maraboli

I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. - Winston Churchill

The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crises maintain their neutrality. - Dante Alighieri

There's a limit to how many times you can read how great you are and what an inspiration you are, but I'm not there yet. - Randy Pausch

If you like the outdoors, Colorado is a big adventure playground for adults: it's great for skiing, cycling, climbing, and hiking. - Tyler Hamilton

Hillary Clinton was the worst Secretary of State in the history of the country. The world came apart under her reign as Secretary of State. - Donald Trump

If Obama resigns from office NOW, thereby doing a great service to the country, I will give him free lifetime golf at any one of my courses. - Donald Trump

Laughter is a form of internal jogging. It moves your internal organs around. It enhances respiration. It is an igniter of great expectation. - Norman Cousins

A man finds room in the few square inches of the face for the traits of all his ancestors; for the expression of all his history, and his wants. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming. - John Wooden

Rather than pushing children to think like adults, we might do better to remember that they are great learners and to try harder to be more like them. - Seymour Papert


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23-Jan-2020