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People I Admire

People I Admire

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Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque or obituaries mention her greatest discovery…Everyone knows Charles Darwin discovered evolution and Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, textbooks simply say the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know? Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, a truly extraordinary woman.

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

C. S. Lewis

Paris Review – Unlikely Aphrodisiacs, and Other News, Sadie Stein

The eyes of Marines before, during and after Afghanistan. Photographed by Dutch photographer Claire Felicie.

Or an archaeologist.

We have always known Mother Teresa as an old wrinkled woman. This is a pic of a beautiful 18 year old Mother Teresa.

This photo is from an early 1964 television broadcast when she thanked the American people "for the nearly 800,000" notes of condolence that she and the children received after the death of President Kennedy. She acknowledged every note personally, and it took her 10 years to complete.

Anne Frank house

Billie Holiday by Carl Van Vechten (1949)

Jackie would not take off the suit until she arrived back at the White House the following morning.

Antietam, Maryland Allan Pinkerton, President Lincoln, and Major General John A. McClernand in 1862.

Harper Lee…because she created a father figure many of us did not know could exist, until she drew him for us. Because she wrote To Kill a Mockingbird, one of the most lovely and inspirational stories about human dignity and love, of all time. Because she did that one great thing and that was enough for us. And then she moved on to a quieter life and that was enough for her.

Things in perspective. Glad somebody made this, because all those silly teen posts annoy me. Our troops don't get enough recognition as it is and they have one of the hardest jobs out there and most do it without complaining. Thanks to the soldiers, sailors, marines, and air men!

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9/11 monument in Israel. It has every victim's name on it. >> And this man in our White House refuses to support Israel. >> PRAY FOR ISRAEL.

This woman is amazing! She has inspired me to be as organized and frugal as possible when it comes to grocery shopping. She feeds 6 people for $200 a month, and posts her shopping trips and meal plans. Pin now read later

No, we don't eat dog food around here.

Giving Each Other the Benefit of the Doubt “Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other, when we don’t judge or categorize someone else, when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quiet. Charity is accepting someone’s differences, weaknesses, and shortcomings; having patience with someone who has let us down; or resisting the impulse to become offended when someone doesn’t handle something the way we might have hoped. Charity is refusing...