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

Anaximander - Short Biography, Theories, Notable Ideas and Quotes

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Anaximander
Anaximander of Miletos
(610/609 BC Miletus, Asia Minor (Now Balat, Turkey) -546/540 BC, Miletus, Asia Minor)
Nationality: Greece
Unique distinction: The founder of Cosmology, one of the founders of Hylozoism, one of the pioneers of exact science, first of the Greeks to publish a written text, Ionian tradition, Milesian school, Naturalism and Monist school
Gender: Male
Quotes: 1. There are many worlds and many systems of Universes existing all at the same time, all of them perishable. 2. There cannot be a single, simple body which is infinite, either, as some hold, one distinct from the elements, which they then derive from it, nor without this qualification. 3. The Earth is cylindrical, three times as wide as it is deep, and only the upper part is inhabited. But this Earth is isolated in space, and the sky is a complete sphere in the center of which is located, unsupported, our cylinder, the Earth, situated at an equal distance from all the points of the sky. 4. The source from which existing things derive their existence is also that to which they return at their destruction. 5. Immortal and indestructible, surrounds all and directs all.
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Sigmund Freud - Short Biography, Theories, Contributions and Quotes

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Sigmund Freud
Sigismund Shlomo Freud 
(May 6, 1856, Freiberg, Austro-Hungary (now Příbor, Czech Republic) - September 23, 1939, London, England) (aged 83)
Nationality: Austria
Category: Scientists
Unique distinction: Founder of Psychoanalysis. He made tremendous impact on psychology, psychotherapy, art and on the culture in general.
Gender: Male
Quotes: 1. The ego is not master in its own house. 2.Where id is, there shall ego be. 3. When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it. 4. Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious. 5. The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water. 6. Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before me. 7. Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy. 8. Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness. 9. The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is “What does a woman want?”
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Melinda Gates - Short Biography, Foundation, Personal Life and Quotes

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Melinda Gates
born Melinda Ann French,  Melinda French Gates
(August 15, 1964, Dallas, Texas, USA)
Nationality: United States of America
Category: Leaders
Occupation: Businessmen,
Unique distinction: Co-founder and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Gender: Female
Quotes: 1. Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It's what propels societies forward. 2. Philanthropy is not about the money. It's about using whatever resources you have at your fingertips and applying them to improving the world. 3. The premise of this foundation is one life on this planet is no more valuable than the next. 4. All lives have an equal value. 5. But we also believe in taking risks, because that's how you move things along. 6. We have to be careful in how we use this light shined on us. 7. When we invest in women, we invest in a powerful source of global development.
Video: Gates Want Energy
Website: http://www.gatesfoundation.org
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Madonna - Short Biography, Songs, Personal Life and Quotes

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Madonna
Birth name Madonna Louise Ciccone
(16 August, 1958, Bay City, Michigan, USA)
Nationality: United States of America
Category: Celebrities
Occupation: Singers, Pop,
Unique distinction: The most successful female pop singer of all time, World's top-selling female recording artist of all time Genres: pop music, rock, dance eight: 5’ 4” (1.63 m) Weight: 114 lbs (53 kg) Measurements: 36(c)-24-34 in (91-61-86 cm). Eye Color: Blue/Green
Gender: Female
Quotes: 1. I think you can be defiant and rebellious and still be strong and positive. 2.A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That's why they don't get what they want. 3. When I'm hungry, I eat. When I'm thirsty, I drink. When I feel like saying something, I say it. 4. I've been popular and unpopular successful and unsuccessful loved and loathed and I know how meaningless it all is. Therefore I feel free to take whatever risks I want. 5. Rejection is the greatest aphrodisiac. 6. I laugh at myself. I don't take myself completely seriously. 7. Beauty is where you find it.
Video: La Isla Bonita
Website: http://www.madonna.com
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Angela Merkel - Biography of German Chancellor

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Angela Merkel
Angela Dorothea Kasner
Born on 17 July 1954, Hamburg, West Germany
Nationality: Germany
Category: Leaders,
Occupation: Politicians
Unique distinction: The first female Chancellor of Germany, the de facto leader and one of the architects of the European Union. Height: 1.65 m (5’ 5"). Religion: Lutheranism
Gender: Female
Quotes: 1. When it comes to human dignity, we cannot make compromises. 2. Above all it is important to point out that we can only maintain our prosperity in Europe if we belong to the most innovative regions in the world. 3. If people want the future, we have made them an offer. 4. The question is not whether we are able to change but whether we are changing fast enough. 5. The willingness to learn new skills is very high. 6. The individual is paramount. 7. When we count on the power of freedom, we are counting on the individual. 8. I am courageous at the decisive moment. But I need a good deal of start-up time, and I try to take as much as possible into consideration beforehand.
Website: http://www.angela-merkel.de
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