Henry David Thoreau July 12, 1817 - 1862. He lies in Sleepy Hollow cemetery in Concord Mass., alongside Hawthorne and Emerson… Before he died Thoreau exclaimed: “Now comes good sailing!” “A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.” — Henry David Thoreau http://my-ear-trumpet.tumblr.com/post/11618393808/the-fate-of-the-country-does-not-depend-on-how-you
Richard Halliburton: He climbed the Matterhorn, made the first recorded winter summit of Mount Fuji, and took the first aerial photo of Everest. In 1931, with a hired pilot, he circled the globe in an open cockpit biplane, the Flying Carpet, (though they put the plane on ships to cross the Atlantic and Pacific), giving first flights to royalty in Iran and Iraq, the White Rajah's wife in India, and the chief of the Nyak, who paid him in shrunken heads.
Kahlil Gibran's poems stir just about every spiritual fiber in my being. The Prophet is so astoundingly gentle and soulful I imagine that he must have been too. Definitely worth remembering! The link leads to a collection of his writings and art that can be viewed online for free.