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Added by DonQu1x0t3 on 1 Feb 2013 04:23
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Ancient Greek Philosophers

As shown in the pictures. Aristotle, Archimedes and Democritus. Some examples of great people that had a great impact on human thought in the cource of the centuries, setting the foundations of the very science itself.
Aristotle, whose name means "the best purpose," was born in Stagira, Chalcidice, in 384 BC, about 55 km (34 mi) east of modern-day Thessaloniki, Macedonia Greece.
Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and even teacher of Alexander the Great.Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato's teacher),He is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. Aristotle's writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality, aesthetics, logic, science, politics, and metaphysics.
Quotes:Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
Archimedes of Syracuse  287 BC was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. One of the greater scientific minds that earth has known. He is consider by many the father of Mathematics.
Quotes:Give me a place to stand on, and I will move the Earth.
Eureka! - I have found it! (when he discvered buoyancy in his bathtub)
Democritus "chosen of the people" 460 –370 BC was an Ancient Greek philosopher born in Abdera, Thrace, Greece. He was an influential pre-Socratic philosopher and pupil of Leucippus, who formulated an atomic theory for the universe. Without even imagining the modern means ofscientific observations he formed an atomic theory even predicting the atom's structure, in his mind (!) only to get quite much verified several millenia later by modern science. Showing us today the brain paralysis and lazyness we have with all these tools and comfortable not-allow-thinking instruments we use daily and the environment in which we are nurtured.
Quotes:By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
I would rather discover one true cause than gain the kingdom of Persia.
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Ludwig van Beethoven

1770 – 26 March 1827 was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. With an undoubtable innate talent he pretty much defined symphony and generally musicality in the modern world. His super famous 5th and 9th symphonies for example are pieces of sublime mastercrafting that move the heart of the listener even three centuries after they were written. What impresses the most about Beethoven is his devotion and passion for his work. Even with his increasing deafness which led to complete inability to hear in the end, he didn't quit. Instead he wrote some of his finest masterpieces, which clearly depicted a mostly strong, passionate, tender, sensitive, genius, totally romantic and in the verge of madness soul.
Quotes:Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Through the mastery of his art, a man can reach the divine.
Friends applaud, the comedy is over. (In his deathbed).
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Isaac Newton

25 December 1642 – 20 March 1726) was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist and theologian who has been considered by many to be the greatest and most influential scientist who ever lived.His monograph Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, published in 1687, laid the foundations for most of classical mechanics. In this work, Newton described universal gravitation and the three laws of motion, which dominated the scientific view of the physical universe for the next three centuries. Newton showed that the motion of objects on Earth and that of celestial bodies is governed by the same set of natural laws: by demonstrating the consistency between Kepler's laws of planetary motion and his theory of gravitation he removed the last doubts about heliocentrism and advanced the scientific revolution. The Principia is generally considered to be one of the most important scientific books ever written.Newton built the first practical reflecting telescope and developed a theory of colour based on the observation that a prism decomposes white light into the many colours that form the visible spectrum. He also formulated an empirical law of cooling and studied the speed of sound. In mathematics, Newton shares the credit with Gottfried Leibniz for the development of differential and integral calculus. He generalised the binomial theorem to non-integer exponents, developed Newton's method for approximating the roots of a function, and contributed to the study of power series.Newton's intellectual activities as an undergraduate were almost entirely extra-curricular. His near-total disregard for the subjects he was ostensibly supposed to be studying - primarily the ethics and natural philosophy of Aristotle - actually led to his being regarded as a decidedly poor scholar until his genius was recognised by the mathematics professor Isaac Barrow. But as this notebook proves, he was in fact far more in touch with current developments in international scholarship than most of his tutors and professors. Thougn his own route, that of his heart's content managed to scatter the scientific dark clouds of middle ages and stay forever in history.
Quotes:Ouch what the.. where did that came from (for the apple) :)
If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
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Albert Einstein

14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics).He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect.He continued to deal with problems of statistical mechanics and quantum theory, which led to his explanations of particle theory and the motion of molecules. He also investigated the thermal properties of light which laid the foundation of the photon theory of light. In 1917, Einstein applied the general theory of relativity to model the structure of the universe as a whole. He quite much changed modern scientific thought alongside with others, leaving forever behind the newtonian basis. "That space and time are not absolute, but relative. In other words, the theory suggests that measurements of distance and the passing of time change, depending on the position of the observer who is measuring them"." No object can move at the speed of light, for then its mass would be infinite. Relativity also says that a moving clock runs slower than a clock at rest".He's debates with Bohr about causality in quantum physics are historical and concerned physicists for quite long. What i find very impressive is his devotion to his science. His appearence is quite a proof. He is said to have exact identical pairs of clothes so he didn't have to think what to wear. He could just sit at his window and observe light for hours as he knew its crucial importance to his studies.
Quotes:Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.
Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
You can't blame gravity for falling in love.
God does not play dice (To Bohr) {"Stop telling god what to do" (Borh to Einstein)}
The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
"I know i overdid it with his quotes but i couldnt choose a couple :)"
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St John Chrysostom

347–407 Archbishop of Constantinople, was an important Early Church Father. He is known for his eloquence in preaching and public speaking, his denunciation of abuse of authority by both ecclesiastical and political leaders, the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, and his ascetic sensibilities. After his death in 407 (or, according to some sources, during his life) he was given the Greek epithet chrysostomos, meaning "golden mouthed" in English, and Anglicized to Chrysostom. The Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches honor him as a saint and count him among the Three Holy Hierarchs, together with Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzus. He is recognized by the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church as a saint and as a Doctor of the Church. He was a very educated man that studied most of the sciences of his era and had a unique eloquence hence his nickname.He has perceived some of the deepest spiritual and ontollogical truths and gave unique interpretations of the holy scriptures leaving no space for developement of heresy. He had deep knowledge of human relationships and marital life (although not married!) and his related advice are timeless and till today very accurate. He managed to stop Emperor's Theodosiu's army from destroying the city Antioch with one of his famous heart-warming Logous (Speeches), which have survived till today. He was a man of total self sacrifice and fed more than 3000 poor people every day in the common meals he organised.
Quotes:Happiness can only be achieved by looking inward & learning to enjoy whatever life has and this requires transforming greed into gratitude.
Helping a person in need is good in itself. But the degree of goodness is hugely affected by the attitude with which it is done.
For what does it profit if we abstain from fish and fowl and yet bite and devour our brothers and sisters? The evil speaker eats the flesh of his brother and bites the body of his neighbor.
But now, instead of organs, Christians must use the body to praise God.
A comprehended god is no god.
Riches are not forbidden, but the pride of them is.
No one can harm the man who does himself no wrong.
Poor human reason, when it trusts in itself, substitutes the strangest absurdities for the highest divine concepts.

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Leonidas and his 300

The Battle of Thermopylae was fought between an alliance of Greek city-states, led by King Leonidas of Sparta, and the Persian Empire of Xerxes I over the course of three days, during the second Persian invasion of Greece. It took place simultaneously with the naval battle at Artemisium, in August or September 480 BC, at the narrow coastal pass of Thermopylae ('The Hot Gates').A mere force of 8000 Greeks of which 300 spartans with King Leonidas of Sparta as their leader marched against the most fearsome force of the ancient world, the "god"-king Xerxes persian army of 800.000 men (!!!) {some ancient sources even claim about 1 or 2 millions!!!} They ravaged the barbarian army before they leave their final breath in the battlefield despite the insane greater than 1 to 100 man analogy. Xerxes terrorized gathered his remaining troups and got back where he came from. The bravery and selfsacrifice of those Men didn't manage to get them alive from their situation (not that they would prefer that) but managed to rise them to immortality. They will be forever remembered as a symbol of courage against overwhelming odds.
Quotes: This IS SPARTAAAA!!! :)
Just some Earth and Water huh?, COME AND GET IT!

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