for yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision. but today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. - donald

the purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. - pablo

when you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. but if you listen, you may learn something new. - dalai

go bravely on, my friend, because experience teaches us a lesson - bruce

water is the driving force of all nature. - leonardo

what is your profession? - leonidas I

there are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, and those who do not see. - leonardo

the only wisdom we can hope to acquire is the wisdom of humility: humility is endless. - t.s. elliot

people talk to people who perceive nothing, who have open eyes and see nothing; they shall talk to them and receive no answer; they shall adore those who have ears and hear nothing; they shall burn lamps for those who do not see. - leonardo

people are mirrors. what you see in others reflect more about you than them. - unknown

a superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions - confucious

i know; you want to change the world. unfortunately, those who need help (based on our perception), may be the ones who do not seek it. therefore, we cannot fall into the trap of our humanistic approach to everyone. each person is different; he wants different; she wants different. - rendition from a conversation between professor & student

how attire fits on the body is in equilibrium to how the body fits in attire; how surgeons act on the body is in equilibrium to how the body responds to surgery. the human body is, therefore, simply a muse. - anonymous

continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is our key to unlocking our potential. - winston

people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - maya

your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change. - iyanla

if you treat women like pawns you will live immortally in checkmate. - anonymous

i pray for the day that we do things without recognition - if it ever comes. it will come; i will make it come. - anonymous

awareness is not enough. we must act. immediately. - anonymous

so with all earnestness and speed, we should strive to attain our end, i.e., self-realization. casting aside both sloth and laziness, warding off drowsiness, we should day and night meditate on the self - hemadpant

i have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of others - jefferson

there are seven things that will destroy us: wealth without work; pleasure without conscience; knowledge without character; religion without sacrifice; politics without principle; science without humanity; business without ethics - gandhi 

keep away from people who try to belittle your dreams. small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great - mark twain

until you are ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great - cher

we can all influence the world but if we do not think we are equal to the poor and the rich, then we are only going to have longer winters - anonymous

to find yourself, think for youself - socrates

life is like riding a bicycle. in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving - albert einstein 

the pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjsuts the sails - william a. ward

be inspired by the wisdom and words of others. in the end, you must find and develop your own wisdom to live by. this is your life; do not leave it with the breaths of others - anonymous

the difference between the greats and the exceptionally greats is an unquestionable degree of humility. - anonymous

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viswanath [veesh] l swamy (vls) is the 23 year-old creative mind behind LIVE VLS, a treasury of photography, menswear, thoughts, & digital art. originating out of his dorm room in detroit, veesh's work suggests that every facet of life is equal. the acronym VLS stands for versatile, lively, and stylish. "we should be able to adapt to any situation - versatile; our endeavors should always be performed with enthusiasm and confidence - lively; we should always do things the way we see right and add our own character - stylish."


veesh is a graduate of wayne state university, columbia university in the city of new york, and is a current md candidate. based in new york city, his dreams combine both the arts and the sciences.