“The Greatest Traveler is not the one who went ten times around the world, but the one who went once around himself.”
“Le plus grand Voyageur n’est pas celui qui a fait dix fois le tour du monde, mais celui qui a fait une seule fois le tour de lui-même”.
Ghandi – my Hero
“Passion is the genesis of genius.”
“The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not”
Seneca, born in Hispania in 4 BC.
“Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder”
Henry David Thoreau, born in 1817 in Massachusetts.
3 great quotes about Happiness from the Greek philosophers:
“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less”
Socrates, lived in 450 BC.
“The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily”
Plato, lived in 4th century BC.
“Happiness depends upon ourselves”
Aristotle, lived in 300 BC.
“If your dreams do not scare you, they aren’t big enough!”
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (quoted by boxing legend Muhammad Ali)
« Beauty will save the world. »
« La beauté sauvera le monde. »
La beauté qui sauvera le monde, c’est cette beauté qui unifiera l’intérieur et l’extérieur, l’être et le paraître, la forme et le contenu, le corps et l’esprit.
“Secular ethics beyond all religions is the absolute respect of all forms of life”.
«L’éthique séculière au-delà de toutes les religions, c’est le respect absolu de toute forme de vie ».
“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”
“Que vox choix reflètent vos espérances et non vos peurs.”
Nelson “Madiba” Mandela
Like many people, we have been shocked to learn about the new terrorist attack in France, hitting again many innocents and childrens just enjoying life by the sea.
As Isaac Asimov said, “Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent”, and what we have seen in Nice is another example of ignorance and blind hate.
In these tough moments, I believe it’s always good to look inside ourselves for wisdom and remember some great leaders.
No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom