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If I had 20 days to solve a problem, I would take 19 days to define it

Albert Einstein
Lived 1879 - 1955
New Jersey,
United States

Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science.

Albert Einstein

No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.

Aristotle
Lived 384 BC - 322 BC
Chalcis,
Greece

Aristotle was Greek philosopher and polymath during the Classical period in Ancient Greece. He was the founnder of the Lyceum and the Peripatetic school of philosophy and Aristotelian tradition. Along with his teacher Plato, he has been caleed the "Father of Western Philosophy”.

Aristotle

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

Socrates
Lived 470BC - 399BC
Deme Alopece,
Athens

Socrates was born circa 470 BC, in Athens, Greece. We know of his life through the writings of his students, including Plato and Xenophon. His “Socratic method,” laid the groundwork for Western systems of logic and philosophy. When the political climate of Greece turned, Socrates was sentenced to death by hemlock poisoning in 399 BC. He accepted this judgment rather than fleeing into exile.

Socrates

Every person takes the limits of their own field of vision for the limits of the world.

Arthur Schopenhauer
Lived 1788 - 1860
Frankfurt,
German Confederation

Arthur Schopenhauer, whose pessimistic philosophy was widely known in the late 19th century in Europe and the United States, held that ultimate reality was nothing but senseless striving or will, having no divine origin and no historical end.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.

Pablo Picasso
Lived 1881 - 1973
Mougins,
France

Pablo Ruiz Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and theatre designer who spent most of his adult life in France. He is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture.

Pablo Picasso

Typography needs to be audible. Typography needs to be felt. Typography needs to be experienced.

Helmut Schmid
Lived 1942 - 2018
Ferlach, Austria

Helmut Schmid is one of the finest typographers worldwide. He waass apprenticed as a typesetter. He attended AGS Basel - Allgemeine Gewerbeschule (School of Design) studying under Emil Ruder, Kurt Hauert and Robert Büchler.

Helmut Schmid

We have art in order not to die of the truth.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Lived 1844 - 1900
Weimar, Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
German Empire

Nietzsche was a German philosopher, essayist, and cultural critic. His writings on truth, morality, language, aesthetics, cultural theory, history, nihilism, power, consciousness, and the meaning of existence have exerted an enormous influence on Western philosophy and intellectual history.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Leonardo da vinci
Lived 1452 - 1519,
Amboise, France

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, known Leonardo da Vinci, was an Italian polymath of these Renaissance whose areas of interest included invention, drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, paleontology and catography.

Leonardo da vinci

The soul never thinks without an image.

Aristotle
Lived 384 BC - 322 BC
Chalcis,
Greece

Aristotle was Greek philosopher and polymath during the Classical period in Ancient Greece. He was the founnder of the Lyceum and the Peripatetic school of philosophy and Aristotelian tradition. Along with his teacher Plato, he has been caleed the "Father of Western Philosophy”.

Aristotle

No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.

Salvador Dali
Lived 1904 - 1989
Figueres,
Catalonia, Spain

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i domènech was surrealist artist. Dali was a skilled artist draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre imagees in his work. His painterly skills are often attribbuted to the influennce of Renaissance masters.

Salvador Dali

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