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You are your own stories: Toni Morrison

December 30, 2020 8:20:50 am

She concluded with a profound advice. "I see your life as already artful, waiting, just waiting and ready for you to make it art."

Love what you do; get good at it: Jon Stewart

December 29, 2020 8:20:18 am

He went on to speak about college but reminded that life is something one needs to build. "College is something you complete. Life is something you experience," he said

Take the responsibility to liberate others: Robert F Smith

December 28, 2020 8:20:27 am

He went on to explicate a few rules he lives by like- "You need to know that nothing replaces actually doing the work...take thoughtful risks...always be intentional about the words you to always know that you are enough" and finally "take the responsibility to liberate others."

Your career and life will have starts and stops, zigs and zags: Sheryl Sandberg

December 25, 2020 8:20:40 am

"Don’t stress out about the white space, the path you can’t draw because therein lies both the surprises and the opportunities," she said

I didn’t make it that far on my own: Arnold Schwarzenegger

December 24, 2020 8:20:38 am

Listen to his speech here.

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Learn to deal with challenges before they take over your life

December 23, 2020 8:15:21 am

'What you do not talk out, you act out.'

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When obstacles come your way, look for opportunities

December 22, 2020 8:15:34 am

A roadblock may present many opportunities

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Jane Fonda on why healing is important

December 21, 2020 8:20:48 am

"When you can't remember why you're hurt, that's when you're healed," the actor said

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You must find a way to serve: Oprah Winfrey

December 18, 2020 9:29:27 am

"I stand where I stand because somebody prayed for me and dreamed for me and I come trailing the breath of the ancestors. My mentors Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou have said to me that your crown has been paid for. Put it on your head and wear it," she said.

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When someone believes in you, you start believing in yourself: Sarah Paulson

December 17, 2020 8:00:36 am

"Part of what artistes do is observe human behaviour and without judgment, reflect back to those watching. It seems to me to show how we are all connected, how we are all the same, how our circumstances may sometimes vary vastly but at the core, we are all linked by the joys and sorrows of life."  

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A story on the secret to success

December 16, 2020 8:00:54 am

Do you wish to be successful? Here is a story that teaches you how to apply the wisdom of ancient world to the practical world of today

‘Friends distanced themselves from me, distanced themselves from failure’: Ratan Tata on his journey

December 15, 2020 8:00:49 am

"There are many things that, if I have to relive, maybe I will do it another way. But I would not like to look back and think what I have not been able to do."

I have earned by selling my failures: Anupam Kher

December 15, 2020 1:05:52 pm

"I had never scored more than 38% in my life, but I am here today. Anything is possible"

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The Happiness Balloon: You will never be happy if you look for yours

December 15, 2020 10:48:53 am

Have you been looking for you happiness? This little story of an experiment by an anonymous teacher may help you find your happiness.

Laverne Cox on the importance of inclusion and language

December 10, 2020 8:43:21 am

"Language that is appropriate and fully inclusive is a matter of life and death for so many people out there,” she said

Madness is important for your passion to turn into success: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

December 9, 2020 8:20:48 am

"I love observing people. Each face tells so many stories. It lets me understand emotions, and that, in turn, helps me apply my skills as an actor," he said.

I believe that man will not merely endure, he will prevail: William Faulkner

December 8, 2020 12:04:55 pm

"He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul," he said of mankind

Do not be afraid to defy conventions: Shah Rukh Khan

December 7, 2020 8:20:39 am

"Whatever happened to me happened because I have always been terrified of failure," he said

Education is one of the blessings of life, and one of its necessities: Malala Yousafzai

December 4, 2020 8:20:12 am

She concluded the speech with the hope that this is the last time one has to fight for education. "Let’s begin this ending … together … today … right here, right now. Let’s begin this ending now," she said

It’s really okay to not have all the answers: Oprah Winfrey

December 3, 2020 8:20:18 am

"My hope is that you will harness your education, your creativity, your valour, your voice, your vote—reflecting on all that you’ve witnessed and hungered for, all that you know to be true—and use it to create more equity, more justice, and more joy in the world," she said.

Be open, be impatient, be hopeful: Sundar Pichai

December 2, 2020 8:20:08 am

"The reason I know you’ll prevail is because so many others have done it before you. One hundred years ago, the class of 1920 graduated into the end of a deadly pandemic," he said

That is real freedom; that is being educated, and understanding how to think: David Foster Wallace

December 7, 2020 5:09:35 pm

"The capital-T Truth is about life before death. It is about the real value of a real education, which has almost nothing to do with knowledge, and everything to do with simple awareness," he said

Never stop fighting, no matter what anyone says: Kanye West

November 30, 2020 8:20:20 am

"It's a tough world out there. You've got to prepare yourself for politics, bad bosses, hating employees and usually when you're the absolute best, you get hated on the most," he said.

Peace is a process, a way of solving problems: John F Kennedy

November 27, 2020 8:20:51 am

"By defining our goal more clearly, by making it seem more manageable and less remote, we can help all peoples to see it, to draw hope from it, and to move irresistibly toward it," he said.

Cleverness is a gift, kindness is a choice: Jeff Bezos

November 26, 2020 8:20:37 am

"Choices can be hard. You can seduce yourself with your gifts if you’re not careful. And if you do, it will probably be to the detriment of your choices," he said