The whole world in your arms!
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Многие говорят, что не хотят умирать, но сколько из них по-настоящему Живут?
Живи сегодняшним днем и делай то, что можешь сделать сегодня. Радуй своих родных сегодня. Дари свою любовь им сегодня. Заботься о своих родителях сегодня. Благодари их сегодня. Помогай им сегодня. Прислушивайся к их советам, но поступай так, как велит твое сердце и разум. Живи полной жизнью сегодня. Общайся с друзьями, заводи новые знакомства, радуй себя — сегодня! Никогда, понимаешь, никогда не откладывай на завтра!
Aristotle (384-322 B.C.), shown here with his teacher Plato (left), was a famous Greek philosopher and scientist whose writings covered a myriad of subjects, from physics to ethics. He was one of the founding figures of Western philosophy and also taught Alexander the Great.
Thought by some to be one of the greatest painters of all time, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was an Italian artist, engineer and scientist. In addition to creating famous works of art like «The Last Supper» and «Mona Lisa,» he also contributed to the fields of anatomy, optics and civil engineering.
English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare (1564-1616) wrote about 38 famous plays, as well as many sonnets and poems. Some believe him to have been the greatest writer in the English language, but he didn’t gain most of his notoriety until the 19th century, years after his death.
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was an Italian physicist, mathematician and astronomer. Sometimes called the father of modern science, Galileo was best known for his contributions to astronomy. In 1632, he was placed on house arrest for the rest of his life, in part for refusing to abandon his support of heliocentrism, the theory stating that the sun is the center of the universe.
Another famed philosopher, physicist and contributor to the Scientific Revolution, Frenchman Rene Descartes (1596-1650) is known as the founder of modern philosophy. He has also been called the father of modern mathematics, and he invented the Cartesian coordinate system, which helped form the basis of modern geometry.
Thought to be one of the greatest scientific intellects of all time, Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was an English physicist and mathematician. According to legend, he began contemplating his theories on gravity after seeing an apple fall in his orchard. He was also known for his studies of astronomy, planetary motion, optics and chemistry.
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) was a German philosopher, scientist, mathematician and logician. Leibniz invented the binary number system, which is used today as the foundation of basically all digital computers. He was also known for developing infinitesimal calculus and a widely used mathematical notation system.
A famous German writer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), shown here skating in Frankfurt, was known for having a very high IQ. This poet, dramatist and scientist created a wide variety of written works, and his drama «Faust» is thought to be one of the greatest works of literature in the world.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) began composing music at the age of 5 and continued for the rest of his life, creating beloved works such as «The Magic Flute» and the unfinished «Requiem.» One of the most prolific classical composers, Mozart created more than 600 pieces of music.
Anne-Louise Germaine Necker de Stael (1766-1817), known as Madame de Stael, was a brilliant French-Swiss woman of letters. Her salon was a well-known center for politicians and intellectuals, and her best-known written works include the novels «Delphine,» «Corinne» and «De L’Allemagne.»
Charles Darwin (1809-1882) was an English naturalist famous for his theories of evolution and natural selection. His interests in science and biology developed at a very early age, and he is perhaps best known for his book «On the Origin of the Species,» which was published in 1859.
American inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931) is probably best remembered for his invention of the light bulb, but he also developed the phonograph, the motion picture camera and more than 1,000 other patented inventions. Sometimes known as «The Wizard of Menlo Park,» Edison was one of the first to use mass productions to develop his creations.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955), shown with his wife Elsa in 1931, is known as one of the greatest intellects of all time. The creator of several theories of relativity, Einstein was a physicist and philosopher whose discoveries led to his receiving the Nobel Prize for physics in 1921.
Dr. Stephen Hawking (1942-), shown here at NASA’s 2008 50th anniversary, is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author who has not let his nearly complete paralysis from a rare case of ALS stand in the way of his major contributions to science. His most famous work, «A Brief History of Time,» was followed by several other highly regarded scientific writings.
Bobby Fischer (1943-2008) was a controversial American chess champion and prodigy. From the age of 14, Fischer won many U.S. Chess Championships. In 1971, he became the first-rated player of the official World Chess Federation, a title he held for 54 months. After making many anti-Semitic and anti-American statements late in his life, he lived out the end of his days in Iceland.
Bill Gates (1955-), who is one of the most well-known personal computer entrepreneurs in the world, co-founded Microsoft with Paul Allen in 1976. Still a non-executive chairman with the company, he now spends much of his time on philanthropic pursuits through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.