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...
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...
(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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Allan Stewart Konigsberg
(December 1, 1935, Brooklyn, NY)
Nationality: United State
Occupation: Film Director, Actor, Screenwriter
Specifications: One of contemporary America's leading filmmakers, the winner of three Academy Awards (21nominations)
Major Genres: Comedy, Drama
First Major Screen Credit: What's New Pussycat? (1965)
Career Highlights: Crimes and Misdemeanors, Hannah and Her Sisters, Annie Hall
Awards: Oscar for Best Director 1978 for Annie Hall (1977)
Oscar for Best Screenplay 1978 for Annie Hall (shared)
Oscar for Best Screenplay 1987 for Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Golden Globe 1986 for The Purple Rose of Cairo (best screenplay)
Portrait of F. M. Dostoyevsky (, by V.Perov (1872 ), The State Tretyakov Gallery
Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky
(November 11, 1821, Moscow, Russia – February 9, 1881, Saint Petersburg, Russia) (aged 59)
Category: Art Workers
Genres: Short-story, novel, literary fiction
Specification: One of the greatest psychologists in the world literature
Religion: Russian Orthodox
Fyodor Dostoyevsky Quotes: 1. Man is a mystery. It needs to be unravelled, and if you spend your whole life unravelling it, don't say that you've wasted time. I am studying that mystery because I want to be a human being. 2. We are citizens of eternity. 3. Men are made for happiness, and he who is completely happy has the right to say to himself, 'I am doing God's will on earth. 4. Life is paradise, and we are all in paradise, but we refuse to see it. 5. If he's alive he has everything in his power! Whose fault is it he doesn't understand that. 6. Man is broad, too broad, indeed. I'd have him narrower. 7. …yes, all is in a man's hands and he lets it all slip from cowardice, that's an axiom. 8. Beauty will save the world. 9. It is amazing what one ray of sunshine can do for a man. 10.The world stands on absurdities, and without them perhaps nothing at all would happen...More...
Titian. Self-Portrait. c.1550-1562.
Tiziano Vecellio or Vecelli
(c. 1488/1490, Pieve di Cadore, Venice, Italy – 27 August 1576, Venice, Italy) (aged 84-86)
Specification: One of the most versatile of Italian painters, the greatest painter of the Venetian Renaissance school.
Titian Quotes: 1. The painter must always seek the essence of things, always represent the essential characteristics and emotions of the person he is painting. 2. A good painter needs only three colours: black, white and red. 3. It is not bright colors but good drawing that makes figures beautiful. 4. Painting done under pressure by artists without the necessary talent can only give rise to formlessness, as painting is a profession that requires peace of mind. 5. He who improvises can never make a perfect line of poetry.
Alexander Hamilton By John Trumbull, 1806, Smithsonian Institute, Washington
(January 11, 1755 or 1757, Charles Town, Nevis, British West Indies - July 12, 1804, New York City) ( aged 47 or 49 )
Nationality: United States
Occupation: Political theorist, statesman, lawyer.
Specification: Primary author of The Federalist Papers, the first United States Secretary of the Treasury
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Alexander Hamilton Quotes: 1. I never expect a perfect work from an imperfect man. 2. There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism. 3. The art of reading is to skip judiciously. 4. Perseverance in almost any plan is better than fickleness and fluctuation. 5. A powerful, victorious ally is yet another name for master. 6. Hard words are very rarely useful. Real firmness is good for every thing. Strut is good for nothing. 7. I think the first duty of society is justice. 8. Power over a man's subsistence is power over his will. 9. I have thought it my duty to exhibit things as they are, not as they ought to be. 10. A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.