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Words of Wisdom: Arthur Schopenhauer By Students' Academy
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There no doubt that Schopenhauer is one of the greatest philosophers of the 19th century. His impact on literature is great. He did not create much impression on academic philosophy, but people in... More > general are greatly influenced by him. He was a great writer not because he was extra-literary or highly classical, but because he wrote well, simply and intelligibly. He was the first Western philosopher to have translated Indian Vedic scriptures and other philosophical material. He studied ancient Indian books thoroughly, both Vedic and Buddhist. He was greatly inspired by the Vedic philosophy. Schopenhauer was the first to speak of the suffering of the people of the world. He presented his views on several subjects which are generally not discussed by many of the philosophers.< Less
Words of Wisdom: Lao Tzu By Students' Academy
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Lao Tzu is also referred to as Laozi or Lao Tze. He was one of the greatest philosophers and poets of ancient China. “Tao Te Ching” is his most significant work which brought him name and... More > fame. He was the founder of philosophical Taoism. Lao Tzu is also worshipped as a deity in religious Taoism and ancient Chinese religions which are observed as traditions. This legendary figure is generally dated to around the 6th century BC. He was believed to be a contemporary of Confucius. However, some historians have mentioned that Lao Tzu lived during the Warring States period, between fifth of fourth century BC. Lao Tzu stands as a central figure in Chinese culture. The emperors of both the Tang Dynasty and Modern people of the Li surname claim that Lao Tzu was a founder of their lineage. Several anti-authoritarian movements in the history of mankind have been inspired by the work of Lao Tzu.< Less
Words of Wisdom: Robert Louis Stevenson By Students' Academy
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Robert Louis Stevenson is undoubtedly one of the most widely read short story writers. He was born on 13th of November, 1850, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Since he was not interested in his family... More > business, he developed a desire to write early in life. He used to travel a lot. He had published his first literary work at the age of twenty eight. With his famous novels "Treasure Island," "Kidnapped," and "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" he became a literary celebrity. Some of the lines from his books and some of the thoughts spoken by him have come to be very popular as famous quotes today. He is a popular figure worldwide. He has the honor of being the most translated author in the world. The present book includes hundreds of his amusing, entertaining, and thought-provoking ideas and statements from his books and his speeches. They are sure to entertain and educate the prospective readers.< Less
Words of Wisdom: Steven Wright By Students' Academy
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Steven Alexander Wright was born on 6th of December, 1955, at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He spent his childhood in Burlington, Massachusetts. He is known as a famous American... More > actor, comedian, and writer. His lethargic voice has also made him very famous. Sometimes even his nonsensical jokes are highly admired. He provides irony to his philosophical thoughts. His one-liners have become very popular today. Steven was raised as a Roman Catholic, one of the four children of Lucille and Alexander K. Wright. His mother was an Italian American and his father was of Scottish descent. Words of Wisdom: Steven Wright Copyright Preface Section One Section Two Section Three Section Four Section Five Section Six Section Seven Section Eight Section Nine Section Ten< Less
Famous Social Reformers & Revolutionaries 6: Jane Addams By Teacher Forum
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She raised her voice to try to get voting rights for women, for she believed that if women had their much important role in cleaning up their communities and making their communities better places to... More > live, right to vote must be granted to them. Without their voting rights, women were just puppets controlled by the males of the society. The middle-class American women, who were willing to raise the standard of living and uplift their communities, looked at Jane Addams as their role model. Famous Social Reformers & Revolutionaries 6: Jane Addams Copyright Introduction Childhood and Early Life Later Years and Experiences Ethical Principles Views on Social Illnesses and Prostitution Hull House and Feminine Ideals Jane Addams and Teaching Personal Relationships and Religion Political Activities Views on Pacifism and Prohibition Legacy and Honors< Less
Famous Social Reformers & Revolutionaries 5: Nelson Mandela By Teacher Forum
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Throughout his political career he concentrated on demolishing the legacy of apartheid. He worked hard to eradicate institutionalized racism, inequality, and poverty. He endeavored hard to bring... More > about racial reconciliation. He was a staunch African nationalist and democratic socialist. Between 1991 and 1997, he was the President of the African National Congress. Between 1998 and 1999, this great leader was the Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement. He was the first elected black President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. Famous Social Reformers & Revolutionaries 5: Nelson Mandela Copyright Introduction Family Background and Early Life Years in Johannesburg Mandela’s Revolutionary Activities Mandela’s African Tour Capture and Imprisonment A New Era: End of Apartheid General Election in South Africa: 1994 Nelson Mandela as the President of South Africa Retirement from Active Politics Mandela’s Personal Life and Political Ideology Influence, Legacy, and Honors< Less
Famous Social Reformers & Revolutionaries 4: Mikhail Bakunin By Teacher Forum
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Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, a famous Russian revolutionary anarchist, was born on 30th of May 1814 in Tver Governorate, northwest of Moscow. With the passage of time, he got more interested in... More > the philosophy of Fichte. After that he started reading the works of Hegel. At that time, Hegel was considered to be one of the most influential German intellectuals and thinkers. Bakunin embraced Hegelianism. He was highly inspired and encouraged by Hegel’s famous maxim, “Everything that exists is rational.” Having prepared himself for further studies, Bakunin left for St. Petersburg and Berlin. He wanted to prepare himself for a professorship in philosophy or history at the University of Moscow.< Less
Famous Social Reformers & Revolutionaries 2: Emma Goldman By Teacher Forum
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It is generally reported that Goldman got attracted to anarchism after the Haymarket affair. She studied the anarchist philosophy and began to write on the subject. In the following years, she became... More > a popular lecturer on anarchist philosophy, social issues, and women’s rights. It is said that she attracted people in huge numbers to her programmes where she delivered her highly emphatic speeches. In 1885, she left her country and emigrated to the United States. She began to live in New York City. Only after four years, in 1889, she joined the flourishing anarchist movement.< Less
Famous Social Reformers & Revolutionaries 3: Lech Wałęsa By Teacher Forum
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Lech Walesa, a charismatic leader from Poland, was born in Popowo, Poland, on 29th of September, 1943. This great leader is a powerful politician, trade-union organizer, human rights activist, and a... More > great philanthropist. He is the co-founder of ‘Solidarity’ which was the Soviet bloc’s first trade union. Lech Walesa was the President of Poland from 1990 to 1995. He was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983. The people in Poland respect him. Famous Social Reformers & Revolutionaries 3: Lech Wałęsa Copyright Introduction Early Years and Personal Life Lech Walesa and Solidarity Movement Lech Walesa as the President of Poland In His Later Years Controversy and Allegations Lech Walesa’s Views on Religion Awards and Honors Given to Lech Walesa Books and in Popular Culture< Less
Famous Social Reformers & Revolutionaries 1: Mahatma Gandhi By Teacher Forum
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He is also called “Mahatma”, an honorific title, which means sage, high-souled, or venerable. This title was applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa. Now he is known by this name all... More > over the world. “Bapu” is the Gujarati endearment for ‘father.’ There is no other person in the history of India who has been so highly esteemed, rather worshiped in real sense of term. Not only India, but also several other leaders in the colonized countries, such as Nelson Mandela in South Africa, and Martin Luther King, Jr. followed Gandhi’s footsteps and continued their freedom struggle in their countries. His nonviolent civil disobedience movement very quickly spread across the world.< Less

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