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Isaac Newton: Quotes & Facts By Blago Kirov
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This book is an anthology of 70 quotes from Isaac Newton and 51 selected by Blago Kirov facts about Isaac Newton. Isaac Newton was born three months after the death of his father, a prosperous... More > farmer also named Isaac Newton. Isaac Newton never married. Isaac Newton devoted a great part of his time to alchemy. Albert Einstein kept a picture of Newton on his study wall alongside ones of Michael Faraday and James Clerk Maxwell. In a manuscript he wrote in 1704, in which he describes his attempts to extract scientific information from the Bible, Isaac Newton estimated that the world would end no earlier than 2060. “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.” “Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.” “And to every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction.” “Errors are not in the art but in the artificers.”< Less
Laozi: Quotes & Facts By Blago Kirov
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This book is an anthology of 225 quotes from Laozi and 50 selected by Blago Kirov facts about Laozi. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” “He who speaks... More > does not know; he who knows does not speak.” “Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.” “Must you value what others value, avoid what others avoid? How ridiculous! ” “Act without expectation.” There are about 187 million followers of Chinese folk religions including Taoism in the world today. Laozi was married, and he was said to have had a son named Zong who became a celebrated soldier. There are stories that claim Laozi was the Buddha himself. The book Tao Te Ching is a short, poetic text of 5000 Chinese characters, divided into 81 chapters. Peter Kropotkin noted that Laozi was among the earliest exponents of essentially anarchist concepts. In English alone, there exist well over 30 translations of Tao Te Ching. None of the original texts about Taoism have any reference about Laozi's life.< Less
Socrates: Quotes & Facts By Blago Kirov
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This book is an anthology of 145 quotes from Socrates and 51 selected by Blago Kirov facts about Socrates. Plato, Xenophon, and Aristotle are the main sources for the historical Socrates. His wife,... More > Xanthippe, bore for him three sons, Lamprocles, Sophroniscus and Menexenus. Some sources say that Xanthippe, his wife, might have been as much as forty years younger than Socrates. Socrates claims to have been deeply influenced by two women besides his mother: he says that Diotima, a witch and priestess from Mantinea, taught him all he knows about Eros, or love; and that Aspasia, the mistress of Pericles, taught him the art of rhetoric. Socrates is known to have been fairly short and generally unattractive. “My advice to you is getting married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.” “Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.” “One should eat to live; not live to eat.” “To be is to do.” “All I know is that I know nothing.”< Less
Plato: Quotes & Facts By Blago Kirov
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This book is an anthology of 225 quotes from Plato and 51 selected by Blago Kirov facts about Plato. Plato is just a nickname and his actual name is Aristocles. As a young man, Plato was a wrestler... More > and a playwright. Plato's Father, Ariston, traced his descent from the king of Athens, Codrus, and the king of Messenia, Melanthus. Plato was a student of Socrates. Some 250 known manuscripts of Plato survive. In the words of A.N. Whitehead: "The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato." “I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.” “Ideas are the source of all things” “If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.” “Ignorance is the root and stem of every evil.” “I'm trying to think, don't confuse me with facts.” “Knowledge is the food of the soul.” “Love is a serious mental disease.”< Less
Casanova: Quotes & Facts By Blago Kirov
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This book is anthology of 250 quotes from Giacomo Casanova and 50 selected by Blago Kirov facts about Giacomo Casanova. I have loved women even to madness, but I have always loved liberty better;... More > and whenever I have been in danger of losing it, fate has come to my rescue. I loved, I was loved, and my health was good, I had a great deal of money, and I spent it, I was happy and I confessed it to myself. Is love anything else than a kind of curiosity? I think not; and what makes me certain is that when the curiosity is satisfied the love disappears. Girl who gave nothing must take nothing. Giacomo Casanova entered the University of Padua at twelve and graduated at seventeen, in 1742, with a degree in law. At the age of 21, Casanova set out to become a professional gambler. Casanova died on June 4, 1798, at age 73. His last words are said to have been "I have lived as a philosopher and I die as a Christian".< Less

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