Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833-1870), poet and horseman, was born on 19 October 1833 at Fayal, Azores, the only son of Adam Durnford Gordon, a retired captain of the Bengal cavalry and teacher of Hindustani, and his wife Harriet Gordon, who were cousins.
This particular quotation has been repeated many times by members of my family as it helps us to stay grounded and get our priorities straight. It is another that was handwritten by my grandmother,51 years ago,and given to my Dad.
“Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone, Kindness in an others trouble, Courage in your own”.
Mahatma Gandhi became one of the pivotal figures, if not the main figure, in India's history in the Twentieth Century. Along with Jinnah and Nehru, Gandhi shaped India's history up to its independence in 1947.
Mahatma Gandhi was born in 1869 and he died in 1948.
An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.