Archive for George Washington Carver

To Change the World

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2013 by stevemccurry

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use
to change the world.

- Nelson Mandela

DSC_9015_kdEthiopia

AFGHN-13707 (2)Afghanistan

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

BURMA-10168 (1)Burma

There is divine beauty in learning …
- Elie Wiesel

Kegalla, Sri Lanka, 1995Sri Lanka

DSC_0749_kd (1)Omo Valley, Ethiopia

All I have learned, I learned from books.
– Abraham Lincoln

TANZANIA-10061Tanzania

Learning is not attained by chance;
it must be sought for with
ardor and attended to with diligence.
- Abigail Adams

KASHMIR-10138Kashmir

We think of the effective teachers we have had over the years
with a sense of recognition, but those who have touched our humanity
we remember with a deep sense of gratitude.
-unknown

FRANCE-10040France

 The secret in education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 

MALI-10028NF Mali

AFGHN-12151Afghanistan

TIBET-10573NF2Kandze, Tibet

Only the educated are free.
– Epictetus

LEBANON-10064_newLebanon

Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the
medium is the human mind and spirit.
- John Steinbeck

SRILANKA-10065Sri Lanka

FIJI-10020Fiji

UNITED_ARAB_EMIRATES-10005Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

My real education, the superstructure, the details, the true architecture,
I got out of the library. For an impoverished child whose family could
not afford to buy books, the library was the open door to wonder and
achievement, and I can never be sufficiently grateful that I had the wit to
charge through that door and make the most of it
- Isaac Asimov

AFGHN-13831 (1)Bamiyan, Afghanistan

PAKISTAN-10075Baluchistan, Pakistan

I believe in libraries because most students don’t have any money.
When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money.
I couldn’t go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years.
- Ray Bradbury

INDIA-12155 (2)India

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

BURMA-10573Burma

INDIA-10840Ladakh, India

AFGHN-10122_blogAfghanistan

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Life in Black and White

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2013 by stevemccurry
INDIA-10941NF

India

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and
tolerant of the weak and strong.
Someday in your life you will have been all of these.
-  George Washington Carver

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Mexico City

The web of our life is of a mingled yarn,
good and ill together.

- William Shakespeare

AFGHN-13198; Afghanistan; 1980. A young girl holds her sibling.

Afghanistan

The great use of a life is to spend for something that outlasts it.
- William James

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Japan

May you live every day of your life.
- Jonathan Swift

INDIA-10904

India

 

00829_01, Afghanistan, 1980, AFGHN-13342

Afghanistan



This boy has never held a book in his hands, has never attended school, and has never known
a life without the threat of violence.

AFRICA-10204, Morocco, September, 2008, Final print_Novartis,

Morocco

Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

00847_15, Afghanistan, 1980, AFGHN-13564

Afghanistan

 

Novartis Group Annual Report 2009, Back Cover, AACD, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Brazil

 

INDIA-12060

India

LATIN_AMERICA-10055, February, 2009, final print_Novartis

Brazil

Man is born to live, not to prepare for life.
- Boris Pasternak

INDIA-10899

India

 

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Afghanistan

I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
- Rabindranath Tagore

INDIA-12059

India

The potential possibilities of any child are the most
intriguing and stimulating in all creation.

- Ray L. Wilbur

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South Africa

 

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South Africa

USA-10186

United States

 

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India

 

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South Africa

 

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South Africa

A the end of your life, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took,
but how many moments took your breath away.
- Shing Xiong

Sunrise Sunset

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2013 by stevemccurry

There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free.
Don’t miss so many of them.

-  Jo Walton

INDIA-10324NF

India

 

YEMEN-10003

Yemen

Sunrise and Sunset
I’ll tell you how the sun rose,
A ribbon at a time.

The steeples swam in amethyst,
The news like squirrels ran.
 The hills untied their bonnets,
The bobolinks begun.
Then I said softly to myself,
That must have been the sun!”
But how he set, I know not.
There seemed a purple stile
Which little yellow boys and girls
Were climbing all the while
 Till when they reached the other side,
A dominie in gray
Put gently up the evening bars,
And led the flock away.
- Emily Dickinson

MOROCCO-10131

Morocco

We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness.

ITALY-10419

Italy

Soon it got dusk, a grapy dusk, a purple dusk over
tangerine groves and long melon fields; the sun the
color of pressed grapes, slashed with burgandy red,
the fields the color of love and Spanish mysteries.”
- Jack Kerouac, On the Road

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Burma

Happiness is the light on the water. The water is cold and dark and deep.
-  William Maxwell

INDIA-10838

India

 

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India

From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and
makes us aware that we are nothing,  but the light is all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

INDIA-10204

India

How sweet the morning air is!
See how that one little cloud floats like a pink feather from some gigantic flamingo.
How small we feel with our petty ambitions and strivings in the presence of the great elemental forces of nature.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

ETHIOPIA-10032

Ethiopia

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

USA-10086

New York, United States

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon,
my soul expands in the worship of the creator.

- Mahatma Gandhi

INDIA-10237

Mumbai, India

Moonlight is sculpture.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

YUGOSLAVIA-10060

Yugoslavia

There is nothing more musical than a sunset.
- Claude Debussy

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Thailand

ITALY-10405

Italy

THAILAND-10062

Thailand

There is only one day left, always starting over:
it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

ITALY-10468

Italy

 

MALI-10024NF2

Mali

 

BURMA-10213NF

Burma

 

NEPAL-10049

Nepal

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
- George Washington Carver

AFGHN-12813

Bamiyan Province, Afghanistan

 

TANZANIA-10023

Tanzania

 

HONDURAS-10022

Honduras

 

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Morocco

Even
After
All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,
“You owe me.”
Look
What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.
- Hāfez, 12th century Persian poet and mystic

INDIA-10845

India

Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence.
Everything is transfixed, only the light moves.
-  Leonora Carrington

YUGOSLAVIA-10047NF2

Slovenia

If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years,
how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the
remembrance of the city of God which had been shown!
But every night come out these envoys of beauty,
and light the universe with their admonishing smile.
-  Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature and Selected Essays

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South Africa

 

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