famous historical quotes and modern calligraphy design
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Historical

historical

The Positive Edge chooses historical quotes for the advice that is applicable to our lives today. Often the language is dated, from a distant era, but we can understand and learn from the meaning.

John Greenleaf Whittier on Not Quitting

John Greenleaf Whittier on Not Quitting

Never Quit. These words by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) will never go out of style. Whittier was a famous American Quaker poet and staunch abolitionist. We put his signature graphic on this handsome red and black print on Classic Laid Off White Cover stock, and added a gold foil stamp for his name.

11 x 14"

034-NEQ

16.00

John Greenleaf Whittier says "Never Quit"...post this on your wall (or your kid's wall) for motivation!

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Insightful quote on facing life's difficulties, by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. the famous physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author and father of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. the famous American Supreme Court Justice. Calligraphy and design by Ann Miller.

11" x 14" - Offset printed in rich red and black on Classic Laid Ivorystone 80# Cover stock.

005-OWH

15.00

St. Francis de Sales on Patience

St. Francis de Sales on Patience

“Have patience with yourself.”

Wise words from Saint Francis de Sales. Calligraphy design by Ann Miller

11" x 14"

Offset printed on Classic Crest Ivorystone 80# Cover in rich red and black. The name is foil stamped in gold.

006-PAT

15.00

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Four quotes on the importance of forgiveness: Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Corrie Ten Boom and Jeanette Vought.

11" x 14" - offset printed on textured Classic Laid Ivorystone 80# Cover in red, soft gray and black inks.

001-FOR

15.00

Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill's famous commencement address at England's Oxford University consisted of these four words repeated twice, with a long pause between each phrase. It is the shortest recorded speech in history. Calligraphy by Ann Miller.

11" x 14" - Offset printed on Classic Linen Natural Wove 100# Off White Cover in red and black plus grey tint.

004-NEV

15.00

Generosity

Generosity

Ralph Waldo Emerson speaks out on Generosity. This quote includes the image of Emerson's signature, and is illustrated with a versal initial and casual majuscules by calligrapher Ann Miller.

11" x 14" - Offset printed on White 80# Cover in bright red and black inks and a tinted gray background. Name is gold foil stamped.

017-RWE

15.00

George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver on the human condition. He cites the complexity of living a fully engaged and responsible life. Written out by Ann Miller with brush and pen.

11" x 14" - Offset printed on Classic Crest Brushed Khaki 80# Cover in red, gray and dark brown inks with the name in gold foil stamp.

010-CAR

15.00

Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine - Advocate of revolutionary American independence, this quote is by Thomas Paine (1737-1809), the author of Common Sense, The American Crisis, The Rights of Man, and The Age of Reason. Calligraphy by Ann Miller

11 x 14" - Offset printed in blue and black with "Thomas Paine" stamped in gold foil on Classic Crest Natural White 80# Cover stock.

008-PAI

18.00

It's Not the Critic Who Counts

It's Not the Critic Who Counts

Teddy Roosevelt - One of United States President Teddy Roosevelt’s most famous speeches on the natural perseverance of the enlightened individual. Illustration and calligraphy by Ann Miller.

11 x 14" - Offset printed on Classic Crest Tortilla 80# Cover in raw umber and black plus umber tints creating a posterized background illustration.

011-TED

15.00

"It is not the critic who counts...The credit belongs to the man in the arena..."

Abe Lincoln

Abe Lincoln

Abe Lincoln - Famous quote on right livelihood—effort, purpose and determination—by Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States, which describes our everyday work in life. Illustrated with the well-known memorial statue in Washington, D.C and the Abraham Lincoln’s signature.

11 x 14" - Offset printed on textured Classic Laid Ivorystone 80# Cover in earthy red, tan and black inks.

019-ABE

15.00

Commitment

Commitment

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe's life spanned the 18th and early 19th centuries, and his insight into the qualities of commitment still guides us today. “Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it now!” Designed and written out by Ann Miller.

11 x 14" - Offset printed on Classic Crest White 80# Cover in vermilion, dark brown, and black inks.

027-COM

15.00