In order to gain understanding of the mindset of a people you need look only to their cultural proverbs. How we think, what we believe, we tell of in our stories and sayings.
Ansel Easton Adams was an American photographer and environmentalist. His black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, and in books
Anaïs Nin was an essayist and memoirist born to Cuban parents in France, where she was also raised. She spent some time in Spain and Cuba, but lived most of her life in the United States, where she became an established author.
Thomas Merton was an American Catholic writer, theologian and mystic. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, he was a poet, social activist, and student of comparative religion.
Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best-known French writers
The Tao Te Ching was written in China roughly 2,500 years ago. The Tao Te Ching provides the basis for the philosophical school of Taoism, which is an important pillar of Chinese thought. Taoism teaches that there is one undivided truth at the root of all things.
Quotes from Epictetus a Greek philosopher of 1st and early 2nd centuries C.E., and an exponent of Stoic ethics notable for the consistency and power of his ethical thought and for effective methods of teaching.
Quotes from Vincent Willem van Gogh – a Post-Impressionist painter. He was a Dutch artist whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art.
William Arthur Ward, is one of America’s most quoted writers of inspirational maxims. More than 100 articles, poems and meditations written by Ward have been published in such magazines as Reader’s Digest.
William Clement Stone was a businessman, philanthropist and New Thought self-help book author.