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    Thomas Jefferson, Albert Schweitzer, many of the 19th Century American individualist anarchists (Lysander Spooner, Herbert Spencer, Josiah Warren). Any crazy old monarch from ancient times through the Age of Enlightenment.
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    There are many historical figures I admire.

    But if I were forced to pick the one I admire most, then it would be (yes, very unoriginal of me, but I am being honest):

    Albert Einstien.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezra View Post
    From my avatar, you should be able to tell that I'm an admirer of Erwin Rommel, the German Field Marshall of the Afrika Korps in WW2. I love the way he challenged Hitler's orders, e.g. on the policy of Jews, and the way he still commanded infinite amounts of respect from so many people, through not only this but also his military genius.

    I'm also partial to Alexander the Great, mainly because of his huge will power and determination. This is why I also admire Perikles of Athens, who roused the polis and inspired a bit of patriotism in them to fight the Persians. Not because of his being an orator, but because he, too, was a good strategist. The same applies to Themistokles, who used his skills to persuade the Athenians to spend a large amount of silver they'd dug up out of a mine on ships rather than a shitty wall.

    So, I'm big on military commanders. And even though I don't want to go into the military as a career (even though I'm in the OTC), I still have a lot of time for strategists and the like. You can use the same skills in, for example, business.
    Interesting. Are you a fan of Sun Tzu?

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    The nameless, faceless people who kept the wheels turning.

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    George Orwell.
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    Oh our 3rd person reference to ourselves denotes nothing more than we realize we are epic characters on the forum.

    Narcissism, plain and simple.

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    Bertrand Russell and Nikola Tesla* are my heroes, among many others.

    * I can't quite come up with a coherent statement as to why I like them so much... I shall think of this some more...
    You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. - Jack London

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    Walter Reuther!
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    In historical order:

    Cyrus II the great, Abu Bakr al Razi, Baruch Spinoza, Charles Darwin, Louis Pasteur, Jean Jaur&#232;s, Mohandas Gandhi...

    I know it's very clich&#233;, but I don't care.
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    Archimedes - too many contributions to mention, but what does it for me was his "Death ray" device that sank that attacking fleet. Friggin' god-like genious

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    Galileo Galilei
    St. Augustine
    Leonardo DaVinci
    Alexander Hamilton
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