Sub specie Absolutus - Under the aspect of Absolute

Short, structured biographies of geniuses, celebrities and creative people. Their achievements, the uniqueness of life's journey and the secrets of success, interesting facts about personal life and their best quotes

Herbert Spencer - The founder of Social Darwinism theory

Herbert Spencer
Herbert Spencer
(27 April 1820, Derby, Derbyshire, England - 8 December 1903, Brighton, Sussex, England) (aged 83)
Nationality: United Kingdom
Category: Scientists
Unique distinction: The founder of System of Synthetic Philosophy and theory of  Social Darwinism,  Polymath and one of the leading English radical individualists.
Gender: Male
Quotes: 1. Love is life's end, but never ending. Love is life's wealth, never spent, but ever spending. Love's life's reward, rewarded in rewarding. 2. No one can be perfectly free till all are free; no one can be perfectly moral till all are moral; no one can be perfectly happy till all are happy. 3. Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources. 4. Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect. 5. Marriage: a ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman. 6. Music must take rank as the highest of the fine arts - as the one which, more than any other, ministers to the human spirit. 7. Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold.
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Johann Sebastian Bach - Biography, works, contribution in music and personal life

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Johann Sebastian Bach
(March 21, 1685, Eisenach, Thuringia, Ernestine Saxon Duchies (now Germany)  – July 28, 1750 Leipzig, Germany) (Age 65)
Nationality: Germany
Category: Art workers
Unique distinction: One of the greatest composers in history, outstanding supreme Baroque composer.
Gender: Male
Quotes: 1. Where there is devotional music, God is always at hand with His gracious presence. 2. I have always kept one end in view, namely ... to conduct a well-regulated church music to the honour of God. 3. The most stupendous miracle in all music. 4. Ceaseless work, analysis, reflection, writing much, endless self-correction, that is my secret. 5. I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well. 6. Old concept: Love is blind. Marriage is an eye opener. New concept: Love is not blind - it simply enables one to see things others fail to see. 7. Without my morning coffee I'm just like a dried up piece of roast goat.
Video: Toccata & Fugue in d minor
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Buddha - Short Biography, Life, Ministry and Best Words

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Buddha
Siddhartha Gautama Buddha, The Buddha (Enlightened one), Tathagata (He who has come thus)
(563 BC, Lumbini near Kapilavastu (now Nepal),  India - 483 BC, Kushinagar, India) – traditionally stated.
Nationality: India
Unique distinction: Buddha is famous for founding the Buddhism and establishing the pillars of this teaching and religion.
Gender: Male
Quotes: 1. Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. 2. Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. 3. It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. 4. I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done. 5. Be capable, upright, & straightforward, easy to instruct, gentle, & not conceited, content & easy to support, with few duties, living lightly, with peaceful faculties, masterful, modest, & no greed for supporters.  6. Doubt everything. Find your own light. 7. To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. 8.  There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path. 9. If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change. 10. The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart. 11. Wear your ego like a loose fitting garment. 12. He is able who thinks he is able.
Video: Buddha
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Usain Bolt - Short Biography, Records, Personal life and Quotes

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Usain Bolt
Usain St. Leo Bolt
( 21 August 1986, Trelawny, Jamaica)
Nationality: Jamaica
Category: Athletes
Occupation: Runners,
Unique distinction: The fastest man on earth, the 100m World record holder (9.58 s). Height: 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in). Weight: 95 kg (209 lb). His nickname "Lightning Bolt".
Gender: Male
Quotes: 1. Win from within. 2. Believe in your dreams and that anything is possible. 3. Worrying gets you nowhere. If you turn up worrying about how you’re going to perform, you’ve already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself. 4. You have to set yourself goals so you can push yourself harder. Desire is the key to success. 5. Don't think about the start of the race, think about the ending. 6. I work hard, and I do good, and I'm going to enjoy myself. I'm not going to let you restrict me. 7. It's a great feat for me to have broken my world record. 8. I just love dancing.
Video: New Record (9,58)
Website: http://usainbolt.com
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Goethe - Short Biography, Works, Personal Life and Best Quotes

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Goethe
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
(28 August 1749, Frankfurt am Main, Holy Roman Empire (now Germany) - – 22 March 1832 Weimar, Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Germany) (aged 82)
Nationality: Germany
Category: Art workers
Occupation: Writers, Poets, Philosophers,
Unique distinction: Most influential German writer and poet, one of the key figures of European culture. Polymath.
Gender: Male
Quotes: 1. For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him, he must regard himself as greater than he is. 2. When we treat man as he is we make him worse than he is. When we treat him as if he already was what he potentially could be We make him what he should be. 3. Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen. 4. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it! 5. To create something you must be something. 6. Every situation--nay, every moment--is of infinite worth; for it is the representative of a whole eternity. 7. Nothing is worth more than this day.
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