Geniuses

Tat Tvam Asi (Sanskrit ) -"That you are"

Chandogya Upanishad 6.8.7, 7 (c. 600 BC)

If a thing is possible and proper to man, deem it attainable by thee.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180 AD) – “The Meditations”. VI. 19.

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Confucius - Chinese Philosopher, Founder of Confucianism

Confucius
Kong Qiu , Kongzi , Kong Fuzi Kong Fuzi
(September 28, 551 B.C. Lu, (now Shandong province) China -  479 B.C. Lu, China) Qufu, Zhou Dynasty
Nationality: China
Unique distinction: Founder of Confucianism – humanistic school of Philosophy or Religion,  the Greatest Master
Gender: Male
Quotes: 1. I am not an originator but a transmitter. 2. He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger. 3. The Essence of Knowledge is, having it, to use it. 4. Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it. 5. Where so ever you go, go with all your heart. 6. Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. 7. He that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. 8. Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.”
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Laozi - Chinese Philosopher, Founder of Taoism

Laozi
Laozi Lao-tse, Laotze, Lao-Tsu,  Laocius
(6th century BC -According to Chinese tradition) (4th century BС - Another version)
Nationality: China
Unique distinction: Founder of Taoism. The author of the Daodejing (Tao Te Ching).
Gender: Male
Quotes: 1. Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. 2. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. 3. Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. 4. A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. 5. He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know. 6. Music in the soul can be heard by the universe. 7. Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it. 8. Because of a great love, one is courageous. 9. He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened. 10. Great acts are made up of small deeds. 11. At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. 12. The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness. 13. To see things in the seed, that is genius. 14. If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence. 15. Without the laughter, there would be no Tao.
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Benazir Bhutto - The First Woman to Head an Islamic State

Benazir Bhutto
(21 June 1953, Karachi, Dominion of Pakistan- 27 December 2007 Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan) (aged 54)
Nationality: Pakistan
Category: Figures
Occupation: Politicians,
Unique distinction: The first woman in modern times to head the government of an Islamic state
Gender: Female
Quotes: 1. Democracy needs support, and the best support for democracy comes from other democracies. 2. A people inspired by democracy, human rights and economic opportunity will turn their back decisively against extremism. 3. I find that whenever I am in power, or my father was in power, somehow good things happen. The economy picks up, we have good rains, water comes, people have crops. I think the reason this happens is that we want to give love and we receive love. 4. While living in America when I attended Harvard in the early 1970s, I saw for myself the awesome, almost miraculous, power of a people to change policy through democratic means. 5. To make peace, one must be an uncompromising leader. To make peace, one must also embody compromise. 6. Leadership is a commitment to an idea, to a dream, and to a vision of what can be. And my dream is for my land and my people to cease fighting and allow our children to reach their full potential regardless of sex, status, or belief.
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Bill Gates - Co-Founder, First Chairman of Microsoft

Bill Gates
William Henry Gates III
October 28, 1955 Seattle, Washington,  USA
Nationality: United States of America
Category: Figures
Unique distinction: Co-Founder and Chairman of Microsoft Corporation, Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Gender: Male
Your website: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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Christopher Columbus - Discoverer of New World, America

Christopher Columbus
Cristoforo Colombo ( in Italian), Cristobal Colon (in Spanish)
(25 August - 31 October, 1451, Genoa, Italy  - 20 May, 1506, Valladolid, Spain) (aged 54).
Nationality: Italy
Category: Figures
Occupation: Explorers,
Unique distinction: Discoverer of New World, America (October 12, 1492)
Gender: Male
Quotes: 1. You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. 2. Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise. 3.Riches don't make a man rich, they only make him busier. 4. Each day we understand better what the Indians say, and they us, so that very often we are intelligible to each other. 5. The world is round.
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