Laozi: A still mind
To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
Laozi also referred to as Lao-Tzu, Lao-Zi , translated from Chinese "Old Master", was a philosopher of ancient China. He is considered one of the most important philosophers of Chinese civilization and he is held responsible for writing the Dao De Ching or Tao Te Ching, the essential work of Taoism. According to Chinese traditions, Laozi lived in the 6th century BCE. Some historians contend that he actually lived in the 5th-4th century BCE, concurrent with the Hundred Schools of Thought and Warring States period.
Pam Grout: Starting your day
By consciously starting your day focused on gratitude and joy, you'll find that your whole life will begin to sparkle!
Pam Grout is the author of 16 books, three plays, a television series, and two iPhone apps. She writes for People magazine, Cnngo.com, Huffington Post, and her travel blog, www.georgeclooneyslepthere.com. Find out more about Pam and her out-of-the-box take on life on her website: www.pamgrout.com.
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Bryant McGill: Your power
You reclaim your power by loving what you were once taught to hate.
Bryant McGill is a human potential thought leader, international bestselling author, activist, and social entrepreneur. He is one of the world's top social media influencers reaching a billion people a year. His prolific writings have been published in thousands of books and publications, including a New York Times bestselling series, and his Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller, read by over 60 million people. He was the subject of a front-page story in the WSJ, has appeared in Forbes, Nasdaq's leadership series, and was listed in Inc. Magazine as one of, "the greatest leaders, writers and thinkers of all time." (Source: Goodreads.com)
Benjamin Franklin: Joy
Joy is not in things;
it is in us.
Benjamin Franklin FRS (Boston, MA , January 17, 1706 - Philadelphia, PA, April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and in many ways was "the First American" A renowned polymath. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions.
Theodore Roosevelt: Comparison
Comparison is the thief of joy.
Theodore "T.R." Roosevelt, Jr. (New York City, NY, October 27, 1858 - Oyster Bay, NY January 6, 1919) was an American author, naturalist, explorer, historian, and politician who served as the 26th President of the United States. He was a leader of the Republican Party (the "GOP") and founder of the Progressive Party. He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his "cowboy" persona and robust masculinity.