Category: Quotes

  • September 23: Sigmund Freud died in 1939

    “One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” ― Sigmund Freud Wikipedia: Born Sigismund Schlomo Freud 6 May 1856 Freiberg in Mähren, Moravia, Austrian Empire (now Příbor, Czech Republic) Died 23 September 1939 (aged 83) Hampstead, London Nationality Austria Fields Neurology, psychology, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis Institutions University of Vienna Alma mater […]

  • 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 […]

  • August 26: Guillaume Apollinaire was born in 1880

      “Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” – Guillaume Apollinaire wikipedia Born Wilhelm Albert Włodzimierz Apolinary Kostrowicki 26 August 1880 Rome, Italy Died 9 November 1918 (aged 38) Paris, France Occupation Poet, writer, art critic Signature – Guillaume Apollinaire (August 26,1880 in Rome – November 9, […]

  • August 19: Blaise Pascal died in 1662

    “The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.” ― Blaise Pascal wikipedia: Born 19 June 1623 Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France Died 19 August 1662 (aged 39) Paris, France Residence France Nationality French Religion Roman Catholic Era 17th-century philosophy Region Western philosophy School Jansenism Proto-existentialism Main interests Theology Mathematics Philosophy Physics Notable ideas Pascal’s Wager Pascal’s triangle […]