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Rumi was a 13th century mystic poet, one of the most passionate and profound poets in history. His uniqueness lies in the fact that in him reason is wedded...

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Miguel de Unamuno was a Spanish philosopher, essayist, novelist, poet, and playwright. Unamuno’s credo was “the man of flesh and bone”—the...

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Robert Frost was one of America’s most acclaimed poets. He was also a  philosopher who absorbed the prevailing ideas of his time and fashioned his...

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Paul Valéry was a French poet and philosopher. Apart from poetry and fiction, his works also contained a large number of essays and aphorisms based on...

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Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher of the late 19th century who challenged the foundations of Christianity and traditional morality. He was interested...

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Al-Kindi’s influence in the fields of physics, mathematics, medicine, philosophy and music were far-reaching and lasted for several centuries. He...

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe had a great effect on the nineteenth century. In many respects, he was the originator of many ideas which later became widespread....

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William Butler Yeats had a forceful personality. His personal philosophy was a blend of aestheticism (a belief that art and beauty are important for everything)...

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Eli Siegel was a philosopher and poet who taught people how crucial it was, in order to like themselves, to want to know and respect other people and the...

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Yunus Emre was a Sufi mystic and Turkish poet who became a leading representative of mysticism in Anatolia, but on a more popular level; he was venerated...

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George Santayana was a Spanish-born American philosopher who is regarded as one of the most important thinkers of the first half of the twentieth century,...

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William Blake was a poet, philosopher, and artist who found it necessary to protest conformity and war in his lifelong struggle for individualism. Blake...

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Rabindranath Tagore, also known also as Gurudev, was a Bengali poet, philosopher, religious thinker and intellectual leader, artist, playwright, composer,...

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One of Henry David Thoreau’s first memories was of staying awake at night “looking through the stars to see if I could see God behind them.”...

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