• The unexamined life is not worth living.

• I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.

• To find yourself, think for yourself.

          Socrates (BC 469, BC 399), Philosopher

• If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.

          Vincent Van Gogh (1853 – 1890), Painter

• Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.

• Action is the foundational key to all success.

          Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973), Painter, sculptor, etc.

• The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.

          Michelangelo (1475 – 1564), Sculptor, painter, architect, poet, etc.

• The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

          Vince Lombardi (1913 – 1970), American football coach

• The wise man doesn’t give the right answers, he poses the right questions.

          Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908 – 2009), Anthropologist and ethnologist

• We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

          Ronald Reagan (1911 – 2004), 40th U.S. president

• Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

          Dalai Lama (1935 – ), Head monk of the Tibetan Buddhism

• Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.

• We live in a society absolutely dependent on science and technology and yet have cleverly arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. That’s a clear prescription for disaster.

          Carl Sagan (1934 – 1996), Astronomer, astrophysicist, author etc.

• What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what’s going on.

          Jacques Yves Cousteau (1910 – 1997), Explorer, scientist, etc.

• Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

• No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.

          Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955), Physicist

• Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.

• The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

          George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950), Playwright (Nobel prize and Oscar winner)

• Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.

          Isaac Asimov (1920 – 1992), Author and biochemist

• The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.

          Irving Langmuir (1881 – 1957), Chemist and physicist

• Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.

• Imagination is intelligence with an erection.

          Victor Hugo (1802 – 1885), Poet, novelist, and dramatist

• For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?

          James Allen (1864 – 1912), Philosophical writer

• Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.

• I have frequently been questioned, especially by women, of how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career. Well, it has not been easy.

• Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.

          Marie Curie (1867 – 1934), Physicist and chemist; Nobel prize winner of both physics and chemistry.

• Above all, don’t fear difficult moments. The best comes from them.

          Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909 – 2012), Neurologist

• Get it right or let it alone. The conclusion you jump to may be your own.

          James Thurber (1894 – 1961), Author and cartoonist

• People don’t seem to realize how often you have to come in second in order to finish first. I’ve never met a winner who hadn’t learned to be a loser.

          Jack Nicklaus (1940 – ), Professional golfer

• Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself.

          John Dewey (1859 – 1952), Philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer

• One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested.

          Edward Morgan Forster (1879 – 1970), Writer

• Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

• I measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her fellow human beings.

          Margaret Mead (1901 – 1978), Anthropologist

• If you want to succeed, double your failure rate.

• Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of “crackpot” than the stigma of conformity.

          Thomas J. Watson (1874 – 1956), CEO of IBM

• Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.

          Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790), Polymath

• Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me and I’ll understand.

          Confucius (551–479 BC), Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher

• Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth.

• As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.

          Rumi (1207 – 1273), Poet, jurist, theologian

• The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.
          Mark Twain (1835-1910), Author

• Peace at home, peace in the world.

• My spiritual heritage is science and the mind. Generations after me will confirm that perhaps we could not reach the goals completely because of serious and deep-rooted difficulties, but they will also confirm that we never gave way to compromises and that we have been guided by the mind and science.

          Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881 – 1938), The founder of the Republic of Turkey