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Marianne Craig Moore (1887 – 1972). American modernist poet, critic, translator, and editor. Moore was born near St. Louis, Missouri. She is consider one of American literature’s foremost poets, Moore's first professionally published poems appeared in The Egoist and Poetry in the spring of 1915. Her poetry is noted for its precise diction, irony, and wit. She was nominated for the 1968 Nobel Prize in Literature by Nobel Committee member Erik Lindegren.
Source: The Complete Prose of Marianne Moore

George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950), was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote more than sixty plays, including major works such as Man and Superman (1902), Pygmalion (1913) and Saint Joan (1923). With a range incorporating both contemporary satire and historical allegory, Shaw became the leading dramatist of his generation, and in 1925 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Read more

Rabindranath Tagore (1861 – 1941) Indian poet, writer, playwright, composer, philosopher, social reformer, and painter during the age of Bengal Renaissance. He is credited with reshaping Bengali literature and music as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism. In 1933 he became the first non-European and the first lyricist to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Tagore's poetic songs, elegant prose and magical poetry were widely popular in the Indian subcontinent. Tagore was also known as Gurudeb, Kobiguru, and Biswokobi. More

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821 – 1881), sometimes transliterated as Dostoyevsky, was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist and journalist. He is regarded by many literary critics as one of the greatest novelists in all of world literature, as many of his works are considered highly influential masterpieces. His most acclaimed novels include Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, Demons (1872), and The Brothers Karamazov

Johann Wolfgang (von) Goethe (1749 – 1832) German polymath and writer. He is widely regarded as the greatest and most influential writer in the German language. His work as a poet, playwright , novelist, scientist, statesman, theatre director and critic has had a profound and wide-ranging influence on Western literary, political, and philosophical thought from the late 18th century to the present day. More
Quote source: Faust, First Part

Epictetus - (c. 50 – c. 135 AD) was a Greek Stoic philosopher born into slavery at Hierapolis, Phrygia in present-day Pamukkale (Turkey). He lived in Rome until his banishment, when he went to Nicopolis, Greece, where he spent the rest of his life. 
Epictetus taught that philosophy is a way of life and not a theoretical discipline and that all external events are beyond our control. However, individuals are responsible for their own actions, which they can examine and control through rigorous self-discipline.

Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ (1803 –1882) American poet, philosopher, essayist and abolitionist.  His first two collections of "Essays" First Series (1841) and  Second Series (1844), represent the core of his thinking. They include  "Self-Reliance", "The Over-Soul", "Circles", "The Poet",  "Experience" and "Nature". His work has greatly influenced the thinkers, writers and poets that followed him. , He wrote: "In all my lectures, I have taught one doctrine, namely, the infinitude of the private man" More

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