Since today is Pi Day, we thought we’d highlight some inspirational thoughts from two brilliant minds who refused to succumb to limitations.
Roger Bannister (1929 – 2018), a middle-distance athlete, doctor and academic who ran the first sub-4-minute mile:
- Just because they say it’s impossible doesn’t mean you can’t do it.
- The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.
- Without the concentration of the mind and the will, performance would not result.
- Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must move faster than the lion or it will not survive. Every morning a lion wakes up and it knows it must move faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve. It doesn’t matter if you are the lion or the gazelle, when the sun comes up, you better be moving.
Stephen Hawking (1942 – 2018), a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge:
- Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.
- Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
And a final thought from Albert Einstein, in honor of his birthday today:
- There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
We wish you miracles!