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Yesterday, Present, Future

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That's why we call it the present."-- B. Olatunji

Future years will never know the seething hell and the black infernal background, the countless minor scenes and interiors of the secession war; and it is best they should not. The real war will never get in the books. Walt Whitman

The history of states and nations has provided some income for historiographers and book dealers, but I know no other purpose it may have served. Borne

History does not repeat itself. The historians repeat one another. Max Beerbohm

History is philosophy teaching by examples. ~Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War.

The memories of men are too frail a thread to hang history from. ~John Still, The Jungle Tide

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.-- Will Durant

Rosa sat so Martin could walk, Martin walked so Barack could run, Barack ran so we all can fly.

History: gossip well told. ~Elbert Hubbard, The Roycroft Dictionary

Professor Johnston often said that if you didn't know history, you didn't know anything. You were a leaf that didn't know it was part of a tree. ~Michael Crichton, Timeline

History is herstory, too. ~Author Unknown

History has become more important than ever because of the to unprecedented ability of the historical sciences to take in man's life on earth as a whole. Alfred Kazin


Helping People

..... Helping people in need is a good and essential part of my life, a kind of destiny.Princess Diana


Comfort Zone

"Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you arewilling to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new."-- Brian Tracy


Reflection Quotes

Lao Tzu:
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.

John Quincy Adams:
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.

A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it. Frederick Douglass

Confucius: By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

A healthy social life is found only, when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living. Rudolf Steiner

“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.” Thomas Merton

H. L. Mencken:
Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking

A circle is the reflection of eternity. It has no beginning and it has no end - and if you put several circles over each other, then you get a spiral. Maynard James Keenan


Success and Greatness

"There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet." William F. Halsey

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. David Brinkley

"Creativity means believing you have greatness." Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

"No great man ever complains of want of opportunity." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Action is the foundational key to all success. Pablo Picasso

"The price of greatness is responsibility." Winston Churchill

"Greatness does not approach him who is forever looking down." Hitopadesa

"Great men are true men, the men in whom nature has succeeded. They are not extraordinary - they are in the true order. It is the other species of men who are not what they ought to be." Henri Frederic Amiel

"Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them." William Shakespeare

"No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men." Thomas Carlyle

"Man is only truly great when he acts from his passions." Benjamin Disreali

Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other. Erma Bombeck

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. Dale Carnegie

“I can't believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary." Lou Holtz

"Don’t wait until you’re a man to be great. Be a ‘great’ boy."Anonymous

"Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude." Arthur Schopenhauer

"Well, I wouldn't say that I was in the great class, but I had a great time while I was trying to be great." Harry S. Truman

"It is the privilege of posterity to set matters right between those antagonists who, by their rivalry for greatness, divided a whole age."Joseph Addison


Michael Jordan Quotes

I just feel that my competitive drive is far greater than anyone else that I’ve met, and I think that I thrive on that."Michael Jordan.

I've reached the pinnacle of my career. I just feel that I don't have anything else to prove."Michael Jordan.

"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying." -- Michael Jordan

Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation. Michael Jordan.

I never thought a role model should be negative. Michael Jordan.

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”Michael Jordan.

I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed."Michael Jordan.

If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."Michael Jordan.


Michael Jackson Famous Quotes

We still remember many great works of Michael Jackson. We never forget his project in humanity such as “We are the World”. Today Michael Jackson is no more, but his profound quotations and dedication towards music will always inspire millions. A golden era of pop music ended with his death. But, he will always be alive in the hearts of millions of his fans through his irrevocable contribution to the world of music.

Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, was a self-oriented pop singer and dancer. He started his music career in early childhood. He developed his own style of singing and dancing. Due to his unique dance steps, especially in the 'Moonwalk', he was successful in attracting a huge crowd wherever he went. He won a Grammy for Someone in the Dark in the movie 'Extra Terrestrial'. Some of his famous albums are Thriller, Beat It, Bad, Black or White, Dangerous and HIStory.

Following are some Michael Jackson quotes that reveal his pure thoughts about life, love and relationship.

"My goal in life is to give to the world what I was lucky to receive... the ecstasy of divine union through my music and my dance."

"In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe."

"The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation."

“People write negatives things, because they feel that’s what sells. Good news to them, doesn’t sell."

“I wanted to have a place that I could create everything that I never had as a child. So, you see rides. You see animals. There's a movie theatre. I was always on tour, travelling.”

Please read several quotes about Michael Jackson from other famous people in the world:

"There are certain people in our popular culture that just capture people's imaginations. And in death, they become even larger. Now, I have to admit that it's also fed by a 24/7 media that is insatiable." - President Barack Obama, who was asked about the outpouring of emotion related to Michael Jackson's death during an interview with CBS while he was in Moscow.

"When he did his iconic moonwalk, I was shocked. It was magic. Michael Jackson went into orbit and never came down. Though it ended way too soon, Michael's life was beautiful." - Motown Records founder Berry Gordy.

"This is a moment that I wish that I didn't live to see come. But as much as I can say that and mean it, I do know that God is good and I do know that as much as we may feel -- and we do -- that we need Michael here with us, God must have needed him far more." - Stevie Wonder.

"He was a true gift and there are very few that have come to the magnitude of influence that he had on the world." - Neil Portnow, president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

You can find Michael Jackson quotes in previous posts in this blog.



What happens when you feel completely lost and depressed? Most of us turn around and withdraw from our path. But, those who continue to walk on the trouble-filled path finally meet success. Let nothing stop you from achieving success.

Never, never, never, never give up
. - Winston Churchill

When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place. Anonymous

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. Samuel Beckett

Never give up, never give in, and when the upper hand is ours, may we have the ability to handle the win with the dignity that we absorbed the loss. - Doug Williams

The man who wins may have been counted out several times,but he didn’t hear the referee. Never quit or give up….never…..never give up. - H.E. Janson

Never let your head hang down. NEVER GIVE UP AND SIT DOWN AND GRIEVE. Find another way. - Satchel Paige

Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. - Winston Churchill

Only those who dare to fail greatly can achieve greatly. Robert F. Kennedy


Famous Quotes

"Give me where to stand, and I will move the earth." - Archimedes (287 BC - 212 BC).


Goodbye Michael Jackson

Goodbye Michael Jackson. We always remember you as a great inspirator. You are the best in art, music, dance, and we love your quotes. We love your compassion and your great cause to millions of people around the world.

Please remember Michael Jackson as a great person that enhances our life forever.

I would like to present Michael Jackson’s famous quotes.

“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.” Michael Jackson.

Well they say the sky's the limit
And to me that's really true
But my friend you have seen nothing
Just wait 'til I get through…
Because I'm bad, I'm bad.
Michael Jackson
Bad, from the album Bad

The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation.

- Michael Jackson

My father was a management genius. But what I really wanted was a dad.
Michael Jackson Speech at Oxford Union, on his children's Bill of Rights

“In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.” Michael Jackson

I'm not going to spend
My life being a color
Don't tell me you agree with me
When I saw you kicking dirt in my eye
But, if you're thinkin' about my baby
It don't matter if you're black or white.

Michael Jackson Black or White, from album Dangerous

“I changed. People change.” Michael Jackson.

“There's a Mother's Day and there's a Father's Day, but there's no Children's Day. It would mean a lot. World peace.”

“Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation.”


Goodbye Michael Jackson

Goodbye Michael Jackson,

You are already inspired me and million of people in the world.
Your songs, your dance, your quotes and your love to the world is your real

Rest in Peace Michael.

We always love you.


Michael Jackson Quotes

“The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.”

Elizabeth Taylor is gorgeous, beautiful, and she still is today, I'm crazy about her.

Everyone who knows me will know the truth, which is that my children come first in my life and that I would never harm any child.

The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation.”

Everything that I love is behind those gates. We have elephants, and giraffes, and crocodiles, and every kind of tigers and lions. And - and we have bus loads of kids, who don't get to see those things. They come up sick children, and enjoy it.

I just wish I could understand my father.

I love my family very much. I wish I could see them a little more often than I do. But we understand because we're a show business family and we all work.

Because I wanted to have a place that I could create everything that I that I never had as a child. So, you see rides. You see animals. There's a movie theater.

Because parents have power over children. They feel they have to do what their parents say. But the love of money is the root of all evil. And this is a sweet child. And to see him turn like this, this isn't him. This is not him.

Before I would hurt a child, I would slit my wrists.

Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone. This simple goodness shines straight from their hearts and only asks to be lived.

I was a veteran, before I was a teenager.

I will say again that I have never, and would never, harm a child. It sickens me that people have written untrue things about me.

I'm a black American, I am proud of my race. I am proud of who I am. I have a lot of pride and dignity.

I'm happy to be alive, I'm happy to be who I am.

I'm just like anyone. I cut and I bleed. And I embarass easily.

I'm never pleased with anything, I'm a perfectionist, it's part of who I am.

About Life

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln

Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies. Ann Landers

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.-- Buddha

All men have a sweetness in their life. That is what helps them go on. It is towards that they turn when they feel too worn out. Albert Camus

All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it.-- Samuel Butler



Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is fashioned by mind. If you speak and act with a polluted mind, suffering will follow you, as the wheels of the oxcart follow the footsteps of the ox. Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is fashioned by mind. If you speak and act with a pure mind, happiness will follow you, as a shadow clings to a form...