Category: Inspiration

  • September 18: Samuel Johnson was born in 1709

    “Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.” ― Samuel Johnson, Works of Samuel Johnson Wikipedia: Born 18 September 1709 (O.S. 7 September) Lichfield, Staffordshire, England Died 13 December 1784 (aged 75) London Occupation Essayist, lexicographer, biographer, poet Language English Nationality British Ethnicity English Spouse Elizabeth Porter (née Jervis) Samuel Johnson […]

  • September 13: Michel de Montaigne died in 1592

    “The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness. ” ― Michel de Montaigne Wikipedia: Born Michel Eyquem de Montaigne 28 February 1533 Château de Montaigne, Guyenne, France Died 13 September 1592 (aged 59) Château de Montaigne, Guyenne, France Religion Roman Catholic Era Renaissance philosophy Region Western Philosophy School Renaissance humanism Renaissance skepticism Notable ideas The essay, […]

  • August 28: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born in 1749

      “If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wikipedia: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August […]

  • Great Book Mind Mapped – Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (Daniel H. Pink)

    “Pink’s analysis–and new model–of motivation offers tremendous insight into our deepest nature.” -Publishers Weekly “Pink’s a gifted writer who turns even the heaviest scientific study into something digestible-and often amusing-without losing his intellectual punch.” –New York Post “Pink is rapidly acquiring international guru status . . . He is an engaging writer, who challenges and […]

  • Mark Twain

    Wikipedia: Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens November 30, 1835 Florida, Missouri, U.S. Died April 21, 1910 (aged 74) Redding, Connecticut, U.S. Pen name Mark Twain Occupation Writer, lecturer Nationality American Notable work(s) Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Spouse(s) Olivia Langdon Clemens (m. 1870–1904) Children Langdon, Susy, Clara, Jean Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, […]