Idea hominis, tamquam naturae hominis exemplar.
Baruch Spinoza

"The search after the great man is the dream of youth
and the most serious occupation of manhood."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"We need not be the passive victims of what we deterministically call 'circumstances' (social, cultural, or reductively psychological-personal), but that by linking ourselves through what Keats calls an 'immortal free-masonry' with the great we can become freer - freer to be ourselves, to be what we most want and value."
Walter Jackson Bate


Sir Isaiah Berlin

Amy Biehl

Frank Draper, Jr.

Wilfred Owen

Boris Pasternak

Takeo Tanimizu

Harry S. Truman

Miguel de Unamuno

Manuel de Dios Unanue

Eldrick "Tiger" Woods


"Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than material forces; that thoughts rule the world."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The great are not solitary; out of the night come the voices of those who have gone before, clear and courageous; and so through the ages they march, a mighty procession, proud, undaunted, unconquerable. To join in this glorious company, to swell the immortal person of those whom fate could not subdue - this may not be happiness; but what is happiness to those whose souls are filled with that celestial music? To them is given what is better than happiness: the know the fellowship of the great, to live in the inspiration of lofty thoughts, and to be illumined in every perplexity by the fire of nobility and truth."-- Betrand Russell


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