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This quote by Mahatma Gandhi has become a motto for so many people - it simply expresses that the changes we long to see in the world start with ourselves. Lets all strive to live up to these wise words and change our world for the better! The Poetic Pieces collection is an awesome concept in jewellery, which encourages the best in people. ...

On December the 5th 2013, Nelson Mandela passed away, leaving as his legacy a free and reconciled South Africa and a world inspired by his determination, tenacity and commitment. In Nelson Mandela's honour, we've added one of his renowned quotes to the Poetic Pieces collection. "It always seems impossible until it's done."

We live in amazing times. Human ingenuity has delivered us ideas and technologies that have broadened our horizons beyond our ancestors’ wildest dreams. Great minds have shown us both the unfathomable hugeness of the Universe and the minutest building blocks that make up all matter, and in the process we’ve developed myriad ways to improve the quality of our lives.

Do you remember when you had no doubt at all, that fairies were real? Why is it so natural for us as children to believe in magic and fairies, yet when we grow into adults they become nothing but fantasy and make-believe (for most of us, anyway)? If, as adults, we truly believe that fairies are nonsense, then why do we tolerate our children’s ...

The world famous physicist Albert Einstein was born in Germany in 1879  and died in the USA in 1955. He was a winner of the Nobel Prize and considered the father of modern physics. It is through his work that the quantum theory branch of physics was developed. Einstein was remarkable not only for his huge intellect (he is considered one of the ...

Henry David Thoreau was an American author and poet who lived from 1817 to 1862. He was very passionate about natural history and wrote about the joys of a simple life, epitomized by living close to nature. His works, particularly Walden, influenced the evolution of the Environmentalist movement. He also developed his philosophy ...

The German philosopher and philologist, Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900), was a controversial figure of the 19th Century. Considered as one of the first of the existentialists, his philosophical views have been an inspiration for many prominent cultural figures and professions, including writers, artists, psychologists, philosophers, sociologists, revolutionaries and even dancers. ...

Confucius lived between 551 BC and 479 BC. He was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher, whose thoughts and ideas have been developed into a detailed system of philosophy known as Confucianism. He was born into a warrior family, his father a soldier who died when Confucius was only 3 years old, leaving him to grow up in poverty. Despite economic disadvantage in ...

If any one can relate to this quote, it would surely be Helen Keller. She was born in Alabama USA in 1880 and at the age of 19 months she fell ill and lost both her sight and hearing. Imagine facing the world totally deaf and blind – unable to relate to anything or anyone around you by sound or sight. Helen must have ...

When the Buddha said these words, by “truth” he was referring to the way of life of a fully enlightened and realized human being. Just as the illumination of the sun and moon cannot be suppressed, so the truths espoused by a fully realized being will eventually shine like a light for all to see. The teachings of the Buddha revolve around ...

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