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1000 Historic Quotes

by James Egan

It is better to travel well than to arrive – Buddha
The heart will break, but broken live on – Byron
A man is great by deeds, not by birth – Chankaya
You are never too old to set another goal – C.S. Lewis
A wounded deer leaps the highest – Emily Dickinson
This is slavery, not to speak one’s thought – Euripides
Don’t find fault, find a remedy – Henry Ford
What you do not bring forth will destroy you – Jesus Christ
Experience is the teacher of all things – Julius Caesar
I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then – Lewis Carroll
Only the weak never forgive – Gandhi
A man who lives fully is prepared to die any time

1000 Facts about Historic Figures Vol. 1

by James Egan

Henry VIII’s body literally exploded during his funeral.
Martin Luther King had a pillow fight on the day he died.
Osama Bin Laden loved Mr. Bean and Super Mario Bros.
Pope Francis used to be a bouncer.
Muhammad Ali starred in a Broadway show.
Saddam Hussein played Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You during his 2002 campaign.
Julius Caesar was never the emperor of Rome.
Nelson Mandela said meeting the Spice Girls was “one of the greatest moments of my life.”
The last thing Walt Disney said was “Kurt Russell.”
Sigmund Freud tried to cure his daughter of being a lesbian.
John F. Kennedy went out with Hitler’s ex-girlfriend.
Abraham Lincoln took part in 300 wrestling matches. He only lost once.
Michael Jackson tried to buy Marvel so he could play Spider-Man.
Isaac Newton invented calculus when he was 25. He didn’t tell anybody for four years.
Donald Trump tried to make a cartoon about him saving the world from aliens.
Charles Manson never killed anybody in his entire life.
Genghis Khan’s army killed 11% of every human being on Earth.
Charles Darwin though the world was constantly growing in size.
Historians believe they figured out the identity of Jack the Ripper.

On Education: A Call for the Reform to End the Domination of the Scholasticism

by John Milton

Of Education represents John Milton’s most comprehensive statement on educational reform. It was Milton’s opinion that education had two objectives: one public, to “fit a man to perform justly, skillfully, and magnanimously all the offices, both private and public, of peace and war”; and the other private, to “repair the ruins of our first parents by regaining to know God aright, and out of that knowledge to love Him, to be like Him, as we may the nearest by possessing our soul of true virtue”. In this tractate two different influences can be recognized: Renaissance humanism and the via activa. This entire work represents Milton’s reaction to the scholasticism that dominated the medieval university from the twelfth century.
John Milton (1608 – 1674) was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval.

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