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||Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. Lincoln successfully led his country through the American Civil War, preserving the Union and ending slavery. . . .|
|Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) a German Physicist, is best known for his Theory of Relativity. Einstein, one of the greatest scientists of all time,. . .|
|Buddha||The son of a rajah, Buddha was raised in luxury but was deeply troubled by the suffering he saw around him, and wanted to bring peace to his people’s minds. At 30, he left his . . .|
||Carl Jung was the first modern psychologist to propose that the human psyche was by nature religious. He was the most well known pioneer in the field of dream analysis.
Jung placed emphasis on the importance of balance and harmony, . . .
||China’s most famous teacher, philosopher, and political theorist, whose ideas have influenced the civilization of East Asia. Confucius founded a philosophy to guide man’s behavior towards his fellow man. . . .|
||A noted public speaker worldwide, the charismatic Dalai Lama is the first Dalai Lama to travel to the West, where he seeks to spread Buddhist teachings and to promote ethics and interfaith harmony. In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. . . .|
||American lecturer, author, and pioneer in the field of public speaking and the psychology of the successful personality. Dale Carnegie is well known for his book ‘How To Win Friends and Influence People‘ . . .|
||Elbert Hubbard was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. He was an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts movement and is, perhaps, most famous for his essay “A Message to Garcia”. . . .|
|Much influenced by the traditional bhakti of his native Gujarāt and fortified by Christian and other religious literature that encouraged similar attitudes, Mahatma Gandhi, the . . .|
|Henry David Thoreau||
|Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862) was an American author, poet, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist. . . .|
||Henry Ford (1863 – 1947) was the founder of the Ford Motor Company. He was one of the first to apply assembly line manufacturing to the mass production of affordable automobiles.|
||Jim Rohn (1930 - ) is an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker whose work has been influential in launching or furthering the careers of many others in the personal . . .|
||Samuel Langhorne Clemens(1835 – 1910), better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. Twain is most noted for his novels ‘Adventures of Huckleberry . .|
||Mother Teresa (1910 – 1997), born Agnesë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun with Indian citizenship who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India in 1950. . .|
|Ralph Waldo Emerson||
||Ralph Waldo Emerson’s doctrine of self-sufficiency and self-reliance naturally springs from his view that the individual need only look into his own heart for the spiritual guidance that has . .|
||Wayne Walter Dyer (1940 – ) is an American self-help advocate, author and lecturer. His 1976 book Your Erroneous Zones is said to have “brought humanist ideas to the masses” . .|
||Hilary Hinton “Zig” Ziglar (1926 – ) is an American author, salesperson, and motivational speaker. His books include: >Top Performance (1987), How to Develop Excellence in Yourself . .|