Motivation/Inspiration: Yoda, “Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to…”

Fear is the path to the dark sidefear leads to anger… anger leads to hate… hate leads to suffering.”

Who is Yoda?

Yoda is a fictitious character form the Star Wars films

Yoda was a legendary Jedi Master and stronger than most in his connection with the Force. Small in size but wise and powerful, he trained Jedi for over 800 years, playing integral roles in the Clone Wars, the instruction of Luke Skywalker, and unlocking the path to immortality.

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Motivation/Inspiration: Fyodor Dostoevsky,” Man is fond of counting his troubles but he does not …”

“Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.”
Fyodor Dostoevsky

Who was Fyodor Dostoevsky?
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, sometimes transliterated Dostoyevsky, was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist and journalist.

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Motivation/Inspiration: Confucious, “He who learns but does not think…”

“He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great   danger.”

Who was Confucius?

Confucius was a Chinese philosopher and politician of the Spring and Autumn period. The philosophy of Confucius, also known as Confucianism, emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice, kindness, and sincerity.

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Animal Rights: Mahatma Gandhi, “I hold that the more helpless…”

“I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Who was Mahatma Gandhi?
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist, who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India’s independence from British Rule, and in turn inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.

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Inspiration/Motivation and Animal Rights: Marcus Aurelius, “Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been …”

“Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live.”
Marcus Aurelius

Who was Marcus Aurelius?

Marcus Aurelius was a Roman emperor from 161 to 180 and a Stoic philosopher. He was the last of the rulers known as the Five Good Emperors, and the last emperor of the Pax Romana, an age of relative peace and stability for the Roman Empire. He served as Roman consul in 140, 145, and 161.

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Motivation/Inspiration: Henry James: “Three things in life are important…”

Three things in life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.
Henry James.

Who was Henry James?

Henry James OM was an American author. He is regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism and is considered by many to be among the greatest novelists in the English language.

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Human Rights/ Motivation/Inspiration: Rosa Parks, ” I believe we are here on planet Earth to…”

“I believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, grow up and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom.”
Rosa Parks

Who was Rosa Parks?

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott. The United States Congress has called her “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement”.

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Motivation/Inspiration: James Allen “You are today where your thoughts have brought you;…”

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
James Allen

Who was James Allen?

James Allen was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the self-help movement. His best known work, As a Man Thinketh, has been mass-produced since its publication in 1903. It has been a source of inspiration to motivational and self-help authors.

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The James Allen Library

As A Man Thinketh
He described it as “a book that will help you to help yourself” and “a pocket companion for thoughtful people.”

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Motivation/Inspiration: Bruce Lee,” A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply…

“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.”
Bruce Lee

Who was Bruce Lee?

Lee Jun-fan, commonly known as Bruce Lee, was a Hong Kong American actor, director, martial artist, martial arts instructor and philosopher.

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Motivation/Inspiration: Ralph Waldo Emerson, “To know even one life has breathed easier because you …

To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who was Ralph Waldo Emerson?

Ralph Waldo Emerson, who went by his middle name Waldo, was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century
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