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Get Inspired. Italian wisdom through the years

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History offers us many examples of people that with their ideas, their intuitions and their thinking have provided invaluable inspiration for future generations.
Every country, every culture has its share of inspirational people.
With this calendar I want to share some of the well-known and less known Italian men and women that can inspire us in our daily life.
I hope that the quotations that I have selected for this calendar will be of help in your own journey and will spark your curiosity to learn more about these people and their lives.

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Get Inspired. Italian wisdom through the years

  1. 1. 2020 Italian wisdom through the years Get Inspired CALENDAR
  2. 2. About the Calendar Stefano Baldi History offers us many examples of people that with their ideas, their intuitions and their thinking have provided invaluable inspiration for future generations. Every country, every culture has its share of inspirational people. With this calendar I want to share some of the well-known and less known Italian men and women that can inspire us in our daily life. I hope that the quotations that I have selected for this calendar will be of help in your own journey and will spark your curiosity to learn more about these people and their lives.
  3. 3. Credits Stefano Baldi  2019 (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) For more quotations and suggestions: http://diplolearn.wordpress.com Concept and design: Stefano Baldi Inspiration credits: For many years, I have been realising this calendar with my friend Eduardo Gelbstein. He left us on July 19, 2015. I will forever thank him for the great long lasting inspiration he gave me during our long and fruitful friendship. Forever thank you Ed!
  4. 4. Galileo Galilei You cannot teach a man anything you can only help him find it within himself Conceptanddesign:StefanoBaldi Galileo Galilei (1564 1642) - Astronomer, physicist mathematician and engineer. He made some fundamental contributions to science, in particular to astronomy and to the development of the scientific method.
  5. 5. You may have the universe if I may have Italy Giuseppe Verdi Conceptanddesign:StefanoBaldi Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901) - One of the most important opera composers in history. He produced many successful operas such as Rigoletto (1851), La traviata (1853), Aida (1871), Otello (1887), and Falstaff (1893).
  6. 6. he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else Umberto Eco The real hero is always a hero by mistake; Conceptanddesign:StefanoBaldi Umberto Eco (1932 – 2016) - Novelist, literary critic, philosopher, semiotician, and university professor. He is widely known for his 1980 novel "Il nome della rosa" (The Name of the Rose).
  7. 7. The best comes from them Rita Levi Montalcini Above all, don’t fear difficult moments. Conceptanddesign:StefanoBaldi Rita Levi Montalcini (1909 - 2012) - Neurologist. She shared with biochemist Stanley Cohen, the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1986 for her hekp to discover the chemical tools the body uses to direct cell growth and build nerves.
  8. 8. A great flame follows a little spark Dante Alighieri Conceptanddesign:StefanoBaldi Dante Alighieri (1265 – 1321) - Poet, philosopher, and political thinker. He is the author of " La Divina Commedia", (The Divine Comedy), one of the most important poems of the Middle Ages and the greatest Italian literary work.
  9. 9. Leonardo da Vinci Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication Conceptanddesign:StefanoBaldi Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519) - Polymath of the Renaissance whose areas of interest included invention, drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, science, engineering, literature, anatomy, botany, and many others.
  10. 10. San Francesco d'Assisi All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle Conceptanddesign:StefanoBaldi San Francesco d'Assisi (1181/1182 – 1226) - Catholic friar, deacon and preacher. He is one of the most venerated religious figures in history and the patron saint of animals and the environment.
  11. 11. A room without books is like a body without a soul Marcus Tullius Cicero Conceptanddesign:StefanoBaldi Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC) - Roman statesman, orator, lawyer, writer and philosopher, who served as consul in the year 63 BC. His works on philosophy and politics greatly influenced European thought.
  12. 12. Federico Fellini There is no end. There is no beginning. Conceptanddesign:StefanoBaldi Federico Fellini (1920 – 1993) - Film director and screenwriter. He won four Academy Awards in the category of Best Foreign Language Film. Among his most famous films: "La Dolce Vita", "8½", "Le notti di Cabiria", "La Strada", "Amarcord". There is only the passion of life
  13. 13. Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed Maria Montessori Conceptanddesign:StefanoBaldi Maria Montessori (1870 – 1952) - Physician and educator. She best known for the philosophy of education that bears her name, based on belief in the creative potential of children, and the right of each child to be treated as an individual.
  14. 14. Michelangelo Buonarroti Your greatness is measured by your horizons Conceptanddesign:StefanoBaldi Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 – 1564) - Sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the Renaissance born in the Republic of Florence. He considered as one of the greatest artist of all time.
  15. 15. The most important victory is the one which has to arrive Enzo Ferrari Conceptanddesign:StefanoBaldi Enzo Ferrari (1898 – 1988) - Racing driver, automobile manufacturer and designer. He is the founder of Ferrari marque that produces some of the most stylish and status-symbol cars in the world.
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