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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

Bill Gates - Short Biography, Contributions, Personal life and Quotes

Bill Gates
William Henry Gates III
October 28, 1955, Seattle, Washington,  USA
Nationality: United States of America
Category: Leaders,
Occupation: Businessmen
Unique distinction: Co-Founder and Chairman of Microsoft Corporation, Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Gender: Male
Quotes: 1. As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. 2. Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without talking about the other. 3. If you can't make it good, at least make it look good. 4. Patience is a key element of success. 5. The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow. 6. Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering. 7. I have been struck again and again by how important measurement is to improving the human condition. 8. I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
Video: 7 Rules of Success

Adriana Lima - Short Biography, Personal Life and Quotes

Adriana Lima
Adriana Francesca Lima
(June 12, 1981,  Salvador da Bahia, Brazil)
Nationality: Brazil
Category: Celebrities
Occupation: Models, Actors,
Unique distinction: One of the most famous and in-demand models of the world, one of the Victoria's Secret's Perfect 10. Eye Color: Blue. Height: 178 cm (5 ft10in). Weight: 59 kg   (130 lb). Measurements:  89-61-89 (EU);  35-24-35(US).
Gender: Female
Quotes: 1. If you're comfortable in your own skin, you will feel beautiful - and look beautiful to others, too. 2. You have to believe in yourself and be strong. 3. Self-confidence goes a long way and is very attractive to others. 4. I believe love just happens once. You can be mistaken, you can think you are in love, but after a while you discover that youre really not. Real love is different. 5. I just think they're really insecure about themselves sometimes. I know all the girls, but we all work a lot and don't have time to hang out together. They're all really nice; I've never had a problem with any model. 6. A man needs to be polite, not just to me but to everyone. I watch that. How does he treat the waiter? How does he treat the coat-check girl? How does he treat the driver? 7.I like to travel all over the world and learn [about] new cultures. Not that many people have the opportunity to do that.
Video: Victoria's Secret

Maria Sharapova - Short Biography, Achievements, Personal Life and Quotes

Maria Sharapova
Maria Yuryevna Sharapova
(April 19, 1987, Nyagan, Tyumen Oblast, Russia (Siberian Region)
Nationality: Russia
Category: Athletes
Occupation: Tennis Players, Models,
Unique distinction: The first Russian to win a Wimbledon singles title, the highest-paid female athletes in the world (26 mln -on July 2010). Height: 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in). Weight : 59 kg  (130 lb). Measurements: 82-61-86.5 (EU);  32.5-24-34 (US).
Gender: Female
Quotes: 1. I want my tennis to speak for everything. 2. I'm always on the go. I love doing things until I hit rock bottom. Then I need my 12 hours of sleep, and I'm on the go again. 3. If you're able to help some people and make them smile and make them realize that life is good. 4. I don't follow other players or the tournaments they play. I have my own schedule and do my own thing. I never really think, 'Oh, I want to be or play like so-and-so.' I just like being myself. 5. I always listened to my own voice, and it always told me that for some reason I'm meant to be better. I'm meant to succeed again. And I did. 6. Music is a part of my life all the time - on the plane, before matches, driving out to the court. 7. I'm an athlete. I go out there and fight my heart out.
Video: Champions

Hippocrates of Cos - Short Biography, Contribution to Medicine and Quotes

Hippocrates of Cos
(ca. 460/ 450 BC , Island of  Cos, Ancient Greece - 377/370 BC, Larissa, Thessaly, Greece)
Nationality: Greece
Category: Scientists
Occupation: Physicians, Philosophers,
Unique distinction: The father of Western medicine, the author of the humoral theory of temperaments
Gender: Male
Quotes: 1. "First, do no harm." Primum non nocere (Latin). 2. Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult. 3. Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. 4. Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity. 5. Walking is man's best medicine. 6. It is far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has. 7. Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.
Video: The Father of Medicine

Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Short Biography, Works, Personal life, Facts and Quotes

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky
(November 11, 1821, Moscow, Russia – February 9, 1881, Saint Petersburg, Russia) (aged 59)
Nationality: Russia
Category: Art workers
Occupation: Writers,
Unique distinction: One of the greatest psychologists in the world literature. Genres: Short-story, novel, literary fiction.
Gender: Male
Quotes: 1. To love someone means to see them as God intended them. 2. Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. 3. Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth. 4. The man who is happy is fulfilling the purpose of existence 5. Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn't calculate his happiness. 6. If everything on earth were rational, nothing would happen. 7. I can see the sun, but even if I cannot see the sun, I know that it exists. And to know that the sun is there - that is living. 8. Man has it all in his hands, and it all slips through his fingers from sheer cowardice. 9. Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare! 10. It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man's life is made up of nothing, but the habits he has accumulated during the first half.
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