I’ve chosen only these portraits of famous scientists (Einstein, Tesla and Darwin), but there are some pretty cool photos in “Realistically colorized historical photos make the past seem incredibly real" at twentytwowords.com. Worth a visit.
"People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of interior motives. Be kind anyways.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give it your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway."
Mother Teresa (via farrahbui)
"What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?"
I remember a summer night when such a thought came to me strongly. It was a clear night without a moon. With a friend, I went out on a flat headland that is almost a tiny island, being all but surrounded by the waters of the bay. There the horizons are remote and distant rims on the edge of space. We lay and looked up at the sky and the millions of stars that blazed in darkness. The night was so still that we could hear the buoy on the ledges out beyond the mouth of the bay. Once or twice a word spoken by someone on the far shore was carried across the clear air. A few lights burned in cottages. Otherwise there was no reminder of other human life; my companion and I were alone with the stars. I have never seen them more beautiful: the misty river of the Milky Way flowing across the sky, the patterns of the constellations standing out bright and clear, a blazing planet low on the horizon. Once or twice a meteor burned its way into the earth’s atmosphere.
It occurred to me that if this were a sight that could be seen only once in a century or even once in a human generation, this little headland would be thronged with spectators. But it can be seen many scores of nights in any year, and so the lights burned in the cottages and the inhabitants probably gave not a thought to the beauty overhead; and because they could see it almost any night perhaps they will never see it.
- Sense of Wonder, Rachel Carson
If Rachel Weber and I had a portrait of the two of us hanging up in Hogwarts castle, this is what out portrait would be like.