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Inspiring Quotes from Four of the Most Influential People of All Time

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Leonardo da Vinci sand sculpture

The life you want is yours to build. But what if the one you have now is far from what you envision it to be? The one mistake you can make is to think that there is nothing you can do to change that. The change your thoughts change your circumstances approach in life is a more empowering way to living your best life. To do that, you have to feed and nourish your mind with positive thoughts and great ideas. From the world’s most brilliant minds and influential people of all time, here are some of the best quotes that will make you rethink how you view things.

Alexander the Great – One of the greatest military generals and king of Macedonia (336 to 323 BC)

“There is nothing impossible to him who will try.”

Aristotle – Greek Philosopher

“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”

Che Guevara – Argentine revolutionary, doctor, political leader, social activist, and military theorist

“The first commandment for every good explorer is that an expedition has two points: the point of departure and the point of arrival. If your intention is to make the second theoretical point coincide with the actual point of arrival, don’t think about the means — because the journey is a virtual space that finishes when it finishes, and there are as many means as there are different ways of ‘finishing.’ That is to say, the means are endless.”

Leonardo da Vinci – Italian Renaissance polymath (inventor, painter, sculptor, and more)

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”

Characteristics Of A Real King

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A real king is more than just someone with a crown on his head. A real king is also more than just someone with a cape on his body.

You see, a real king has:

Discipline

The moment a real king is born, the moment his responsibilities are born. As he grows up to become a fine king, he should be disciplined enough to finally act on what everyone have been learned right after his birth – that he is responsible for wherever place it may be and he is obligated for whatever thing it may be, without any contempt from his actions nor any resentment from his eyes.

Passion

As they say, passion is another word for love. A real king, after all, should have passion – the kind of passion that his subjects can see right through, as well as warm up their hearts in the best way possible.

Patience

As they also say, patience is a virtue. A real king, after all, should have patience – the kind of patience that his subjects can feel right through, as well as relate to their hearts in the best way possible.

BONUS: Determination

A real king, no matter how hard studying about the traditional ways of being a king is and no matter how hard doing about the modern ways of being a king is, he should be determined enough to finally act on what everyone have been learned right after his birth – exceeding not only the expectations of those who already saw it, but also exceeding the expectations of those who haven’t seen it.

How about you?

What do you think are the characteristics of a real king?

Most of all, what do you think makes a real king the kind of king his subjects deserve to have?

Share your thoughts with us below!

On another hand, which of the following is not a common reason that people resist change?

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865)

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Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He got a personality within him that sets him apart to other presidents. He is the only president with a beard, and a person who loves hat, a fashion statement he was forever remembered with. He gave birth to quotes full of wisdom we recognize until today.

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

Inside Abraham’s head

Abraham was never a fan of status quo. He was man who has his own beliefs, a man who doesn’t conform his thinking based on external factors, and a man who knows what are the things worth fighting for. Abraham proved that you can be anything you want to be even without a degree. He practiced law despite that the didn’t have the degree. He was a man who know what we wanted. He tragically failed on his previous attempt to be a politician. He run for the Senate and lost twice but he didn’t know when to stop till he ran for president, fortunately, he won.

Abraham as a president

Abraham was the first president who felt that women has the right to vote. He was into equality and hates discrimination. He saw the status of the slaves at the time, it was difficult to do anything for them because there was such a strong culture of racism. By passing a law that can put an end to slavery, it will surely will divide a nation; however, Abraham still continued to pass it anyway. As a president, he hates inequality among his people. It may have something to do with his childhood. He was the second child, losing his parents at early stage of life is difficult.  He work odd jobs to get by, he noticed how the treatment is different if you work as contractor. No wonder why he know right away what are the black are going through. He was the kind of president that you will surely follow. He question status quo and a president who will not compromise his belief due to public demand. He knew what was the right thing to do, so despite the sacrifices, he will get it done. He was a president full of compassion, he possessed good qualities that makes him deserving to be a king of this website. Take time to meditate on his words:

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

 

 

Martin Luther King Portrait Art

Martin Luther King (1929 – 1968)

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His dream continues to live on in our hearts

August 28, 1963, I have a dream

It was fair day in August 28, 1963 when he stood on a stage in Lincoln Memorial. He delivered his speech called “I have a dream”, people can’t help it to realize that they were living a life of cruelty. This world recognizes no race above the other, there is no special treatment regardless you are a black or a white. His speech captivated people to end the racism that has governing them for a long period of time. What captivated him to stood in the stage that day is the observation that the black was not free despite the of the efforts in stopping inequality that has been hunting them for too long. The Emancipation Proclamation succeeded when it comes to raising awareness that the black people who are slaves are not a property, they are humans entitled to have enriching lives,  thus they have to be set free. But it was never enough to break the strongholds of racism and unfair treatment of the Negro.

Symbolic name change

His name is Michael Luther King Jr. which he changed later on to Martin. The reason for changing the name was due to religious reasons. His father, King Sr. was once in a trip where he met a German protestant reformer. The connection was strong, and since the changing of names in religion symbolizes a new beginning, King Sr. went home and changed their names to Martin. And his father was right, the name Marthin Luther King made it to the history.

 

His journey

Martin was born and raised in a religious culture. He was man who knows discipline as his father continually whipped him till he reached 15. At a young age, he had love for singing and became part of a church choir. On his father’s passing, he took the place of becoming the pastor, a position where he learned how to speak.

His dismay against the unfair treatment of Negro in the community started when he was a boy. He had white friends, they were close and play everyday. But being a Negro, his friends’ parents didn’t approved him and restricted their sons from playing with him. There was such a great division between white and the black. They can’t share the same school and as much as possible don’t get near each other or else, there will be confrontations and unpleasant remarks.

Despite his challenges as Negro, it didn’t stop him to achieve excellence in school. He graduated college at the age of 19, and pursued higher education. He met Correta Scott his wife and had 4 children. Martin is a family man yet the passion to end racism is strong and he kept fighting it and caused him to be arrested 30 times within his lifetime. In April 4, 1968, he was assassinated by James Earl Ray. He was brought to the hospital however he is already dead upon arrival. The doctors said that Martin must have a great love for what he do because at the age of 39, his heart was already a heart of a 60 year old.