Lao Tzu, Lao-tse, Laotze, Lao-Tsu, Laocius
(6 century BC-According to Chinese tradition); (4th c. BС-Another version)
Category: Votaries of Spirit
Occupation: Spiritual teacher, philosopher
Specification: Founder of Taoism. The author of the Daodejing (Tao Te Ching).
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Laozi quotes: 1. When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. 2. Those who flow as life flows know they need no other force. 3. At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. 4. Music in the soul can be heard by the universe. 5. To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. 6. Silence is a source of Great Strength. 7. To see things in the seed, that is genius. 8. Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment. 9. Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. 10. The inner is foundation of the outer. 11. He who is contented is rich. 12. To become learned, each day add something. To become enlightened, each day drop something. 13. The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness. 14. From wonder into wonder existence opens. 15. Darkness within darkness. The gateway to all understanding. 16. Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. 17. By letting go it all gets done. 18. Spr...More...
Confucius (Latinized name), K'ung Ch'iu (孔子 - Chinese, original name), K'ung Fu-tzu (Great Master K'ung), Kong Fu-Zi, Kung Fu-Zi, K'ung-fu-tze, K'ung-fu-tzu, Kong Qiu, Kongfuzior, Zhongni
(September 28, 551 B.C. Lu, (now Shandong province) China - 479 B.C. Lu, China) Qufu, Zhou Dynasty
Category: Votaries of Spirit
Occupation: Spiritual teacher, philosopher, saint
Specification: Founder of Confucianism – humanistic school of Philosophy or Religion, the Greatest Master
Confucius Quotes: 1. To see what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice. 2. Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. 3. Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles. 4. Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous. 5. Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. 6. The Essence of Knowledge is, having it, to use it. 7. Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it. 8. Where so ever you go, go with all your heart. 9. I am not an originator but a transmitter. 10. I followed my heart without breaking any rules. 11. The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name. 12. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do. 13. Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. 14. Settle one difficulty, and you keep a hu...More...
(21 June 1953, Karachi, Dominion of Pakistan- 27 December 2007 Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan) (aged 54)
Occupation: Politician, Head of State
Specification: The first woman in modern times to head the government of an Islamic state
Political party: PPP (Pakistan Peoples Party)
Bhutto quotes: 1. Democracy is the best revenge. 2. Democracy is necessary to peace and to undermining the forces of terrorism. 3. Things work out for the best when everyone makes it, together, when we manage to save each other. 4. The government I led gave ordinary people peace, security, dignity, and opportunity to progress.
William Henry Gates III
(October 28, 1955, Seattle, Washington, USA)
Nationality: United States
Occupation: Businessman, computer programmer,
Specification: Co-Founder and Chairman of Microsoft Corporation, Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Net worth: US $72,7 billion (2013), the world's first richest person.
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Cristoforo Colombo ( in Italian), Cristobal Colon (in Spanish)
(25 August - 31 October, 1451, Genoa, Italy - 20 May, 1506, Valladolid, Spain) (aged 54)
Occupation: Explorer, navigator, colonizer
Specification: Discoverer of New World, America (October 12, 1492)
Religion: Roman Catholic
Christopher Columbus Quotes: 1. You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. 2. It was Lord who put into my mind that fact that it would be possible to sail from here to the Indies. 3. I have always read that the world, both land and water, was spherical…4. Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World. 5. By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination. 6. Riches don't make a man rich, they only make him busier. 7. Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise. 8. The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it. 9. The sea will grant each man new hope, as sleep brings dreams of home.
Galileo di Vincenzo Bonaiuti de' Galilei
(15 February 1564, Pisa, Duchy of Florence, Italy - 8 January 1642, Arcetri, Grand Duchy of Tuscany, Italy) (aged 77)
Occupation: Physicist, astronomer, inventor
Specification: The father of Modern Science, founder of modern physics and observational astronomy, the inventor of the astronomical telescope
Galileo Quotes: 1. Passion is the genesis of genius. 2. All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. 3. Doubt is the father of invention . 4. I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. 5. We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves. 6. Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so. 7. Where the senses fail us, reason must step in. 8. Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night 9. Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not. 10. I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. 11. ...More...
Adriana Francesca Lima
(June 12, 1981, Salvador da Bahia, Brazil)
Occupation: Model, Actress
Specification: One of the most famous and in-demand models of the world, one of the Victoria's Secret's Perfect 10.
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 178 cm (5 ft10in)
Weight: 59 kg (130 lb)
Measurements: 89-61-89 (EU); 35-24-35(US)
Religion: Roman Catholic
Husband: Marko Jaric (NBA player, together from 2007, m. 14-Feb-2009, 2009–present)
Daughter - Valentina Lima Jaric (b. 15-Nov-2009)
Adriana Lima quotes: 1. Be sure what you want and be sure about yourself. Fashion is not just beauty, it's about good attitude. You have to believe in yourself and be strong. 2. We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly... Only after we have lost everything, are we free to do anything... Throw things out there and not be perfect and not have answers to anything and see if people understand. 3. Fashion is about good energy. It's about feelings. That's what I have to give the people, good energy and good feelings. 4. I used to be very shy. When I first started, I had...More...
(August 31, 1870, Chiaravalle (Ancona), Italy - May 6, 1952, Noordwijk aan Zee, Netherlands) (aged 81).
Occupation: Educator, physician, philosopher
Specification: Founder of the system of education and the Montessori method, the first female doctor in Italy
Religion: Roman Catholic
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Maria Montessori quotes: 1.This is the treasure we need today - helping the child become independent of us and make his way by himself, receiving in return his gifts of hope and light. 2. It is true that we cannot make a genius. We can only give to teach child the chance to fulfil his potential possibilities. 3. Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment. 4. The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences. 5. The child is an enigma… He has the highest potentialities, but we do not know what he will be. 6. Plainly, the environment must be a living one, directed by a higher intelligence, arranged by an adult who is prepared for his mission. 7. Imagination ...More...