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Eleanor Roosevelt: Life & Words By Ann Kannings
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This book is an anthology of 139 quotes from Eleanor Roosevelt and 72 facts about Eleanor Roosevelt. Eleanor Roosevelt is niece of Theodore Roosevelt. Despite becoming pregnant and giving birth six... More > times, Eleanor Roosevelt disliked sex. In the 1930s, Eleanor had a very close relationship with Associated Press reporter Lorena Hickok and "fell madly in love with her". The Eleanor Roosevelt's marriage was complicated from the beginning by Franklin's controlling mother, Sara. It's your life-but only if you make it so. If you lose money you lose much, if you lose friends you lose more, if you lose faith you lose all. A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist. A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.< Less
Nikola Tesla: Life & Words By Ann Kannings
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This book is an anthology of 81 quotes from Nikola Tesla and 79 facts about Nikola Tesla. Tesla's eyes were gray-blue. Nikola Tesla invented the radio before Guglielmo Marconi, who would receive... More > the Nobel Prize for it. Tesla lived many years in New York City, and spent his last decade living there in the Hotel New Yorker. He lived in room 3327, a two-room suite on the 33rd floor. On January 7, 1943: Nikola Tesla died penniless and alone. After learning of Tesla's death, the FBI ordered the Alien Property Custodian to seize all of Tesla's belongings. It seems that I have always been ahead of my time. Archimedes was my ideal. I admired the works of artists, but to my mind, they were only shadows and semblances. The inventor, I thought, gives to the world creations which are palpable, which live and work. I have harnessed the cosmic rays and caused them to operate a motive device. The feeling is constantly growing on me that I had been the first to hear the greeting of one planet to another.< Less
Machiavelli: Life & Words By Ann Kannings
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This book is an anthology of 173 quotes from Niccolo Machiavelli and 41 facts about Niccolo Machiavelli. “History is written by the victors.” “It is better to be feared than... More > loved, if you cannot be both.” “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” “Men must either be caressed or else destroyed.” “War is not so to be avoided, but is only deferred to your disadvantage.” “A man who wishes to profess at all times will come to ruin among so many who are not good.” Niccolo Machiavelli was a founder of modern political science. "The Prince" is based on his diplomatic experience and his reading of ancient history. In 1502 Niccolo Machiavelli got married and had 4 sons and 2 daughters. Niccolo Machiavelli was a good father and an affectionate but unfaithful husband. As the author of the comedy Mandragola, Niccolo Machiavelli has been acclaimed the equal of Moliere. Joseph Stalin read The Prince and annotated his own copy.< Less
Van Gogh: Life & Words By Ann Kannings
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This book is an anthology of 120 quotes from Vincent van Gogh and 51 facts about Vincent van Gogh. A good picture is equivalent to a good deed. Admire as much as you can. Most people do not admire... More > enough. And then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough? Art is to console those who are broken by life. A girl named Margot Begemann who was his neighbor, fell in love with him but Van Gogh rejected her causing her to try to commit suicide. From 1869 to 1876, Van Gogh worked for his Uncle Cent, an art dealer. He spent time in both London and Paris before being let go. Van Gogh started to paint with oil paints in 1883. Vincent briefly worked as a supply teacher in Ramsgate, England. Vincent created a total of 2000 pieces of art which included 900 paintings and 1100 sketches and pencil drawings. Van Gogh sold just one painting, The Red Vineyard, during his lifetime.< Less
Bernard Shaw: Life & Words By Ann Kannings
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This book is an anthology of 218 quotes from George Bernard Shaw and 72 facts about George Bernard Shaw. Between 1879 and 1883 George Bernard Shaw earned only £6 from his writings. His wife... More > Charlotte resolved to have no children and abstained from sex completely throughout the marriage. At the age of 16, George Bernard Shaw lived through the break-up of his parent’s marriage, as his mother left to live with her singing coach. Shaw stayed with his father. Shaw actually hated the George in his name, and used just Bernard Shaw. George Bernard Shaw was a vegetarian. “Lack of money is the root of all evil.” “Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.” “There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.” “The English are not a very spiritual people, so they invented cricket to give them some idea of eternity.” “A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.” “A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.”< Less
Casanova: Life & Words By Ann Kannings
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This book is an anthology of 251 quotes from Giacomo Casanova and 51 facts about Giacomo Casanova. I loved, I was loved, and my health was good, I had a great deal of money, and I spent it, I was... More > happy and I confessed it to myself. Girl who gave nothing must take nothing. Happy or miserable, life is the only blessing which man possesses. A man never argues well except when his purse is well filled It is only fools who complain. Marriage is the tomb of love. Casanova was cared for by his grandmother Marzia Baldissera while his mother toured about Europe in the theater. His father died when he was eight. 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
Plato: Life & Words By Ann Kannings
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This book is an anthology of 224 quotes from Plato and 52 facts about Plato. Plato is just a nickname and his actual name is Aristocles. As a young man, Plato was a wrestler and a... More > playwright. Plato's Father, Ariston, traced his descent from the king of Athens, Codrus, and the king of Messenia, Melanthus. Plato's mother, Perictione, was in relationship with the famous Athenian lawmaker and lyric poet Solon. Plato was a student of Socrates. Some 250 known manuscripts of Plato survive. “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” “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.” “Love is the pursuit of the whole.” “Those who tell the stories rule society.”< Less
Laozi: Life & Words By Ann Kannings
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This book is an anthology of 224 quotes from Laozi and 51 facts about Laozi. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” “He who speaks does not know; he who... More > 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.” Laozi was born in the Ku County of the state of Chu, the present day Luyi County of the Henan Province. 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. 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.< Less
Socrates: Life & Words By Ann Kannings
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This book is an anthology of 146 quotes from Socrates and 52 facts about Socrates. Socrates' father was Sophroniscus, a sculptor, and his mother Phaenarete, a midwife. His wife, Xanthippe, bore for... More > 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 is known to have been fairly short and generally unattractive. Socrates initially earned his living as a master stonecutter. Shortly before his death, Socrates speaks his last words to Crito: "Crito, we owe a rooster to Asclepius. Please, don't forget to pay the debt." “I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.” “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
Isaac Newton: Life & Words By Ann Kannings
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This book is an anthology of 71 quotes from Isaac Newton and 50 facts about Isaac Newton. Isaac Newton was born three months after the death of his father, a prosperous farmer also named Isaac... More > 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, 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.” “I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.” “He who thinks half-heartedly will not believe in God; but he who really thinks has to believe in God.”< Less

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