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.

Confucius - Chinese Philosopher, Founder of Confucianism

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
Nationality: China
Category: Votaries of Spirit
Occupation: Spiritual teacher, philosopher, saint
Specification: Founder of Confucianism – humanistic school of Philosophy or Religion,  the Greatest Master
Gender: Male
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...

Laozi - Chinese Philosopher, Founder of Taoism

Lao Tzu, Lao-tse, Laotze, Lao-Tsu, Laocius
(6 century BC-According to Chinese tradition); (4th c. BС-Another version)
Nationality: China
Category: Votaries of Spirit
Occupation: Spiritual teacher, philosopher
Specification: Founder of Taoism. The author of the Daodejing (Tao Te Ching).  
Gender: Male
Video: 1. youtube.com
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...

Benazir Bhutto - The First Woman to Head an Islamic State

(21 June 1953, Karachi, Dominion of Pakistan- 27 December 2007 Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan) (aged 54)
Nationality: Pakistan
Category: Figures
Occupation: Politician, Head of State
Specification: The first woman in modern times to head the government of an Islamic state
Gender: Female
Religion: Muslim
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. 

Bill Gates - Co-Founder, First Chairman of Microsoft

William Henry Gates III

(October 28, 1955, Seattle, Washington,  USA)
Nationality: United States
Category: Figures
Occupation: Businessman, computer programmer,
philanthropist, inventor
Specification: Co-Founder  and Chairman of  Microsoft Corporation, Co-Founder  and Co-Chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Gender: Male
Net worth: US $72,7 billion (2013),  the world's first richest person.
Video: youtube.com
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Titian - One of the greatest High Renaissance Painters

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)
Nationality: Italy
Category: Artists
Occupation: Painter
Specification: One of the most versatile of Italian painters, the greatest painter of the Venetian Renaissance school.
Gender: Male
Video: youtube.com 
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 - One of United States Founding Fathers.

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
Category: Scientists
Occupation: Political theorist, statesman, lawyer.
Specification: Primary author of The Federalist Papers, the first United States Secretary of the Treasury
Gender: Male
Video: 1. youtube.com   2. youtube.com
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.

Gregor Mendel - The father of modern genetics

Gregor Johann Mendel

(July 20/22, 1822, Heinzendorf bei Odrau, Austrian Silesia, Austria-Hungary (now Hyncice, Moravia, Czech Republic) - January 6, 1884,  Brünn, Bohemia , Austria-Hungary (now Brno,  Czech Republic) (aged 61)
Nationality: Czechia /Austria-Hungary
Category: Scientists
Occupation: Botanist, Genetics
Specification: The father of modern genetics, discoverer the laws of inheritance
Gender: Male
Ethnicity German with Austrian Ancestry
Religion: Roman Catholic
Video: youtube.com

Margaret Mead - Anthropologist, psychologist, activist

(December 16 1901,  West Park Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -
November 15 1978, New York City, USA ) (aged 76)
Nationality: United States
Category: Scientists
Occupation: Culturologist,  anthropologist, psychologist, activist
Specification: The most famous cultural anthropologist in the world, author of the “Coming of Age in Samoa” (1928)
Gender: Female
Videos: 1. youtube.com 2. youtube.com
Margaret Mead Quotes: 1. Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. 2. Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man. 3. Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. 4. We are continually faced with great opportunities which are brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems. 5. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. 6. I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world. 7. Many societies have educated their male children on the simple device of teaching them not to be women. 8. I learned the value of hard work by working hard. 9. What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different thin...More...

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