BRAINY READS

"Education is the kindling of the flame, not the filling of the vessel" - Socrates

"Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood" - Swami Vivekananda

"I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things" - Mother Teresa

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever" - Mahatma Gandhi

“You only lose what you cling to.” - Gautam Buddha

"On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by nights. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him" - Gautam Buddha

"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated" - Confucius

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“Never discourage anyone
who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.” - Plato

“Almost anything can become a learning experience if there is enough caring involved.” - Mary MacCracken

"Genius is one percent inspiration ninety-nine percent perspiration" - Thomas A. Edison

"Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine." - Nikola Tesla

"All that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combated, suppressed - only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle." - Nikola Tesla

"Nothing in this life is to be feared; it is only to be understood" - Marie Curie

"Education is not the learning of the facts, but the training of the mind to think" - Albert Einstein

"Once you stop learning, you start dying" - Albert Einstein

“We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.” - Lloyd Alexander

“One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.” - John W. Gardner

“The only source of knowledge is experience” - Albert Einstein

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. - Nelson Mandela

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light." - George Washington

“It is better to be alone than in bad company”

“Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages”

“The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.” - George Washington

"I was bold in the pursuit of the knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led" - Thomas Jefferson

"Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person." - Mother Teresa (P2P is not a new concept)

If you fail, never give up because F.A.I.L. means "First Attempt In Learning" - Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

"When you do something with a lot of honesty, appetite and commitment, the input reflects in the output" - AR Rahman (Two Academy awards winner - Music)

“Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.” - William A. Ward

“All knowledge is connected to all other knowledge. The fun is in making the connections.” - Arthur Aufderheide

ONE OF THE BEST TRIBUTES:

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0423.html

In the introduction to Dr. Planck's book, "Where Is Science Going?" published in 1932, Albert Einstein paid him the following tribute:

"One of those few worshipers in the Temple of Science who would still remain should an angel of God descend and drive out of the temple all those lesser scientists, who under different circumstances might become politicians or captains of industry."

Note: Dr. Max Planck believed in god


Note: An individual or group of individuals can present the other side of the leaders presented in the above list. As we all know, human nature lacks perfection, and these individuals might not have made the best judgement call in certain scenarios. However, these individuals certainly are spoken more for their good deeds among the majority even now. Moreover, there is nothing wrong in taking good advice from any source.

As a cautionary note, right education helps in figuring out whether there is any hidden agenda in belittling some of these time transcended leaders especially, when they are not here to present their side. Further, while extracting information from the past, context and variables impacting their decision are very important more than the words. Understanding the context in an earlier setting is very difficult, and hence, any writer/director/creator sharing an analysis/movie about any of the great leaders should take this fact into account in their work, unless the only intention is solely to increase sales (which appears to be the primary focus nowadays).


"If we don't have right level of patience, we can become patients" - Srikanth Kidambi

"Education without right & constructive Application means nothing"

"The journey of life will take us through crests and troughs, though challenging at times, can make our life interesting and engaging. One of the important virtues to navigate through these crests and troughs would be patience, and also the ability to accept and address the crests and troughs as a normal part of life cycle."