James Eugene “Jim” Carrey is a Canadian American actor who is best known for his comedy movies and his energetic, facially profound expressive performances. When people think of him, their next thoughts are ‘Ace Ventura’, ‘Dumb & Dumber, ‘The Mask’, ‘The Truman Show’ and many more.
Jim Carry has also become known for delivery inspirational speeches. Here are 15 quotes from Jim Carrey to show our appreciation for sharing his gift to the world.
1. Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
2. You are ready and able to do beautiful things in this world, and as you walk through those doors today, you will only have two choices: love or fear. Choose love, and don’t ever let fear turn you against your playful heart.”
3. If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.
4. I wake up some mornings and sit and have my coffee and look out at my beautiful garden, and I go, ‘Remember how good this is. Because you can lose it.’
5. One thing I hope I’ll never be is drunk with my own power. And anybody who says I am will never work in this town again.
6. I tend to stay up late, not because I’m partying but because it’s the only time of the day when I’m alone and don’t have to be performing.
7. It was such a leap in my career when ‘Truman Show’ came along. It’s always been a long process for me insofar as recognition goes, but that’s OK because you appreciate it when it comes.
8. I got a lot of support from my parents. That’s the one thing I always appreciated. They didn’t tell me I was being stupid; they told me I was being funny.
9. Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them.
10. If you’ve got a talent, protect it.
11. I just want to be myself.
12. My focus is to forget the pain of life. Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it. And laugh.
13. Maybe there is no actual place called hell. Maybe hell just has to listen to our grandparents breathing through their noses when they’re eating sandwiches.
14. I practiced making faces in the mirror and it would drive my mother crazy. She used to scare me by saying that I was going to see the devil if I kept looking in the mirror. That fascinated me even more, of course.
15. Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning anything, or creating anything. Period. If you ain’t desperate at some point, you ain’t interesting.
These are just a couple of Jim Carrey’s inspirational speeches that should make you want to eject yourself out of your seat and take on the world.
Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, philosopher and a visionary of his time and ours. Without the presents of Nikola Tesla on planet earth, we may have never have gotten to the technical advances we have achieved. Tesla was best known for the designs of the modern alternating current electricity supply system. His quotes are beautifully valid today, mixing philosophy with an engineering mind.
Here are 21 quotes from Nikola Tesla electrify your mind.
1. The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
2. If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.
3. The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena; it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.
4. The spread of civilisation may be likened to a fire; first, a feeble spark, next a flickering flame, then a mighty blaze, ever increasing in speed and power.
5. I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men.
6. Power can be, and at no distant date will be, transmitted without wires, for all commercial uses, such as the lighting of homes and the driving of aeroplanes. I have discovered the essential principles, and it only remains to develop them commercially. When this is done, you will be able to go anywhere in the world — to the mountain top overlooking your farm, to the arctic, or to the desert — and set up a little equipment that will give you heat to cook with, and light to read by. This equipment will be carried in a satchel not as big as the ordinary suit case. In years to come wireless lights will be as common on the farms as ordinary electric lights are nowadays in our cities.
7. It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects.
8. The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of the planter – for the future. His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way.
9. Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.
10. There is no memory or retentive faculty based on lasting impression. What we designate as memory is but increased responsiveness to repeated stimuli.
11. The universal utilisation of waterpower and its long-distance transmission will supply every household with cheap power and will dispense with the necessity of burning fuel. The struggle for existence being lessened, there should be development along ideal rather than material lines.
12. The human being is a self-propelled automaton entirely under the control of external influences. Wilful and predetermined though they appear, his actions are governed not from within, but from without. He is like a float tossed about by the waves of a turbulent sea.
13. We have soon to have everywhere smoke annihilators, dust absorbers, ozonisers, sterilizers of water, air, food and clothing, and accident preventers on streets, elevated roads and in subways. It will become next to impossible to contract disease germs or get hurt in the city, and country folk will got to town to rest and get well.
14. The harness of waterfalls is the most economical method known for drawing energy from the sun.
15. Archimedes was my ideal. I admired the works of artists, but to my mind, they were only shadows and semblances. The inventor, I thought, gives to the world creations, which are palpable, which live and work.
16. There is no doubt that some plant food, such as oatmeal, is more economical than meat, and superior to it in regard to both mechanical and mental performance. Such food, moreover, taxes our digestive organs decidedly less, and, in making us more contented and sociable, produces an amount of good difficult to estimate.
17. It seems that I have always been ahead of my time. I had to wait nineteen years before Niagara was harnessed by my system, fifteen years before the basic inventions for wireless, which I gave to the world in 1893, were applied universally.
18. As in nature, all is ebb and tide, all is wave motion, so it seems that in all branches of industry, alternating currents – electric wave motion – will have the sway.
19. Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure, which has no relation to reality.
20. In the twenty-first century, the robot will take the place which slave labour occupied in ancient civilisation.
21. Electrical science has revealed to us the true nature of light, has provided us with innumerable appliances and instruments of precision, and has thereby vastly added to the exactness of our knowledge.
Muhammad Ali brought poetry to boxing but more importantly he created awareness on race and taught the world that colour really does not matter. He was loved by the many and inspired people to push harder and succeed in whatever they desired. He realised he could make an impact to the masses and he chose to speak on love. Big love to you Muhammad Ali.
Muhammad Ali was born as Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky. He and his father were both named in honour of a nineteenth-century abolitionist who had emancipated 40 slaves after inheriting them from his father.
To show our appreciation for a truly inspirational man, here are 25 quotes from the champ himself.
I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.
The word ‘Islam’ means ‘peace.’ The word ‘Muslim’ means ‘one who surrenders to God.’ But the press makes us seem like haters.
Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.
Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.
It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
I’ve made my share of mistakes along the way, but if I have changed even one life for the better, I haven’t lived in vain.
A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
I’m so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.
If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.
Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.
I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. I believed in myself, and I believe in the goodness of others.
It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.
I don’t have to be what you want me to be.
I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.
Terrorists are not following Islam. Killing people and blowing up people and dropping bombs in places and all this is not the way to spread the word of Islam. So people realize now that all Muslims are not terrorists.
Cassius Clay is a name that white people gave to my slave master. Now that I am free, that I don’t belong anymore to anyone, that I’m not a slave anymore, I gave back their white name, and I chose a beautiful African one.
I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.
Old age is just a record of one’s whole life.
I know I got it made while the masses of black people are catchin’ hell, but as long as they ain’t free, I ain’t free.
My principles are more important than the money or my title.
My way of joking is to tell the truth. That’s the funniest joke in the world.
Albert Einstein was born in Germany on March 14, 1879. The place of birth was Ulm, Württemberg. He died on April 18, 1955 at the age of 76 in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. He was best known for his achievements in the scientific community. He developed ‘General Theory of Relativity’ and was a Theoretical Physicist’. Some of the greatest minds have something in common with Einstein, they all work within the laws of nature and immerse themselves into the wonders.
1. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”– Albert Einstein
2. Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.” – Albert Einstein
3. “I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.”– Albert Einstein
4. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein
5. “Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.”– Albert Einstein
6. “Information is not knowledge.”– Albert Einstein
7. “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”– Albert Einstein
8. “I very rarely think in words at all. A thought comes, and I may try to express it in words afterwards.”– Albert Einstein
9. “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”– Albert Einstein
10. “The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.”– Albert Einstein
11. “I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.”– Albert Einstein
12. “The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.”– Albert Einstein
13.“Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.”– Albert Einstein
14. “Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.”– Albert Einstein
15. “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”– Albert Einstein
16. “All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.”– Albert Einstein
17. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”– Albert Einstein
18. “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”– Albert Einstein
19. “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.”– Albert Einstein
20. “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”– Albert Einstein
21. “Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today’s events.”– Albert Einstein
22. “As a human being, one has been endowed with just enough intelligence to be able to see clearly how utterly inadequate that intelligence is when confronted with what exists.”– Albert Einstein
23. “There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.” – Albert Einstein
24. “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” – Albert Einstein
25. “Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” – Albert Einstein
26. “Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.”– Albert Einstein
27.“In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.”– Albert Einstein
28. “Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.”– Albert Einstein
29. “The only way to escape the corruptible effect of praise is to go on working.”– Albert Einstein
30. “Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.”
31. “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”– Albert Einstein