Category: People & Inspiring Quotes

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Van Morrison

    From Wikipedia: Van Morrison, OBE (born George Ivan Morrison; 31 August 1945) is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician. His live performances at their best are described as transcendental, while some of his recordings, such as the studio albums Astral Weeks and Moondance and the live album It’s Too Late to Stop Now, are critically acclaimed and appear at the top of many greatest album […]

  • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

     From Wikipedia: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (born September 29, 1934, in Fiume, Italy – now Rijeka, Croatia) is a Hungarian psychology professor, who emigrated to the United States at the age of 22. Now at Claremont Graduate University, he is the former head of the department of psychology at the University of Chicago and of the department of sociology and anthropology at Lake Forest College. He is noted for […]

  • Martin Seligman

    From Wikipedia: Born August 12, 1942 (age 69) Albany, New York Nationality American Education Ph.D. in Psychology at University of Pennsylvania Alma mater Princeton University Occupation Psychologist, educator, and author Employer University of Pennsylvania Organization Department of Psychology Title Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology Martin E. P. “Marty” Seligman (born August 12, 1942) is an American psychologist, educator, and […]