Valentine’s Day Cards Inspired by Historical Figures
It is always nice to send someone a Valentine’s Day card and so sweet to recieve one. Friends and couples send each other lovely words, but would you like to get a Valentine’s Day card from Plato or Adolf Hitler? Moreover, what would these individuals say?
The postcards speak of what the historical person is best know for. In other words, all that personage did, achieved, all his significance is put in one sentece. All this done by one talented illustrator, writer and animator Ben Kling. Check out his tumblr for more cards. By the way, happy upcoming Valentine’s Day!!
Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution. He implemented a wide array of liberal reforms across Europe, including the abolition offeudalism and the spread of religious toleration.
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Fidel Castro was a Cuban politician. Currently commercial, economic, and financial embargo is imposed on Cuba by the United States. Castro, once a cigar-chomping guerrilla fighter, gave up cigars in 1985. Years later he summed up the harm of smoking tobacco by saying: “The best thing you can do with this box of cigars is to give them to your enemy.”
Joseph Stalin was the de facto leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. Stalin was a big fan of American cowboy films. He would host screenings to friends in his private cinema, which came complete with its own in-house translator.
Plato was a philosopher in Greece. He was also a mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Plato is recognized as one of the finest writers in Greek literature.
Søren Aabye Kierkegaard. A Danish philosopher and theologian.
Ayn Rand was an American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. When Rand was just little Alissa Zinov’yevna Rosenbaum in St. Petersburg, her mother was pissed because she and her sisters left their toys all over the house. She said they’d have to choose some toys to play with now, and the rest would be put away for six months, after which they could switch. Alissa handed over all her favorites, thinking about how awesome it was going to be in six months when she got them back. Six months arrived and her mother goes, “I gave them all to an orphanage. If you’d really wanted them, you wouldn’t have given them up!” Which may explain Rand’s hostility towards “altruism.”
Nikola Tesla. Was known for discovering amazing things and then forgetting to write them down.
Sir Isaac Newton was an English physicist and mathematician best known for three laws of motion: law of inertia, ‘force equals mass times acceleration’ and ‘to every action there is an equal and opposite reaction’. Sir Isaac Newton wrote more about religion and the Bible than about astronomy, mathematics or physics. He predicted that World ends in 2060.
Karl Marx. Initiator of Marxism which then led to socialism and communism.
Leon Trotsky. Russian Marxist revolutionary and theorist, Soviet politician, and the founder and first leader of the Red Army.
Oscar Wilde. Wilde wrote plays and short stories, but only one novel. His only novel is The Picture of Dorian Gray. Was arrested for gross indecency with another men.
Immanuel Kant. A Prussian philosopher who argued that human concepts and categories structure our view of the world and its laws, and that reason is the source of morality. He never traveled more than 40 miles from where he lived and worked.
John Stuart Mill, who has been called the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the 19th century, was a British philosopher, economist, and moral and political theorist.
Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic. Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story, and is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. In spite of his tale about the murdered black feline, Poe loved cats and they loved him. His devoted tortoiseshell, Caterina, went into a depression whenever Poe traveled. Upon his death, their psychic tie was broken. She died two weeks later.
Aziz Ansari is an American actor and comedian. Ansari began his career performing standup comedy in New York City. If you’re trying to win over that special someone, he recommends the following songs: “On Bended Knee” by Boyz II Men and “Kissed by a Rose” by Seal.
Salvador Dali was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter. Dalí was highly imaginative, and also enjoyed indulging in unusual and grandiose behavior. His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork. He dedicated his life to proving he was a genius.