Not to admire the Sagrada Familia, is an unforgivable offence among art and architecture enthusiasts. Gaudi was well aware that the project could never be completed within his lifetime, and yet, he dedicated his best years to it. If you are ever lucky enough to get the chance to do it, the sheer size of his work will strike you once you step into the main chamber!
Ronald Reagan believed politics, morality and religion are inseparable. His Christian upbringing carried on to his Presidentship where he strove for a tolerant society, encouraging all religions.
Machiavelli took an unprecedented approach to answer questions like — ‘Are there such things as necessary evils?’ ‘Do the ends justify the means?’ ‘Should we do the wrong things for the right reasons?’
As Civil Service Commissioner, Theodore Roosevelt cracked into the prevailing corrupt spoils system. Aided by the Pendleton Act, he fought fearlessly to uphold the practice of appointment on merit.
Eleanor Roosevelt lived during a time when international travel was less common, and diversity was not celebrated as widely as it is today. She was, however, determined to understand the cultures and viewpoints of a wide variety of people.
Copernicus changed our perspective regarding money. He sought to answer the question, ‘Why can’t we simply create more currency?’