Dalai Lama: Practice compassion
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
The name Dalai Lama is a combination of the Mongolian word dalai meaning "Ocean" and the Tibetan word? "la-ma" meaning "guru,teacher. This is the title that gets the leader of the Tibetan government in exile and spiritual leader of Lamaism and Buddhism Tibet before the Chinese invasion. The current 14th Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso (July 6, 1935).
Nelson Mandela: To be free
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela; born Mvezo, Oost-Kaap, 18 July 1918 - Johannesburg, 5 December 2013) is a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999 and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. He was imprisoned for 27 years for his armed fight against apartheid. In South Africa he is considered the "Father of the Fatherland". In his home land he is also known as Madiba, his name of the Thembu Kings clan.
Mike Ditka: Success
Success isn't measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.
Michael Keller Ditka (born Michael Dyczko on October 18, 1939) is a former American football player, coach, and television commentator. He played in the NFL at the position of tight end 1961-1972 with the Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys. Ditka coached the Chicago Bears for 11 years and New Orleans Saints for three years.
Baruch Spinoza: Peace
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Baruch Spinoza (born Benedito de Espinosa) (24 November 1632 - 21 February 1677) - later Benedict de Spinoza - was a Dutch philosopher. The breadth and importance of Spinoza's work was not fully realized until years after his death. By laying the groundwork for the 18th century Enlightenment[ and modern biblical criticism, including modern conceptions of the self and, arguably, the universe, he came to be considered one of the great rationalists of 17th-century philosophy. His magnum opus, the posthumous Ethics, in which he opposed Descartes's mind-body dualism, has earned him recognition as one of Western philosophy's most important thinkers. In the Ethics, "Spinoza wrote the last indisputable Latin masterpiece, and one in which the refined conceptions of medieval philosophy are finally turned against themselves and destroyed entirely." Philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel said of all contemporary philosophers, "You are either a Spinozist or not a philosopher at all."
Laozi: The key to our growth
The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
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.