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Who are some historical people who have aimed "titanically high"?

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June 16, 2019 / By Della
Question: I was assigned an assignment based on the essay "the sweet smell of success isn't all that sweet" by Laurence Shames. It focuses on the idea that society measures success by wealth and "symbols of status". Shames claims that greats such as Beethoven all failed because they set their goals "titanically high" and fell short of what they said they were to achieve. They are "noble failures". "[Society] It has little room, little sympathy and less respect for the nobile failure, for the person who ventures past the limits, who aims gloriously high and falls unashamedly short." I want examples of people who are as prestigious as they are. Who set high standards for themselves and did not achieve to the extent they wanted to. I am thinking more historically prominent people who have changed society with their goals. i.e MLK
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Bunty Bunty | 9 days ago
Only ones I got off the top of my head are God, Adam, Cain, Moses, David, Solomon, Christ, Buddha, Muhammad, Marx, Geronimo, Tesla, Hitler and Kennedy. My apologies to those not immediately at the forefront of my mind at the moment.
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Bunty Originally Answered: A list of famous/ historical german people?! need answers now, atleast five people!?
Adolf Hitler (I hope you know who he was) Otto Von Bismarck (German Chancellor who united the Prussian empire through the use of nationalism and war) Emperor Wilhelm II (German emperor during WWI) Karl Marx (wrote the Communist Manifesto in 1848--one of the most influential publications in social/political history) Martin Luther (started the Protestant Reformation with the posting of his 95-theses at the Catholic Church in Wittenburg)
Bunty Originally Answered: A list of famous/ historical german people?! need answers now, atleast five people!?
Adolph Hitler Otto von Bismarck (Was Einstein from Germany or Austria?) Werner von Braun Konrad Adenauer That's a start. Go check them out. more Karl Marx? Hertz? Ohm? Max Planck?
Bunty Originally Answered: A list of famous/ historical german people?! need answers now, atleast five people!?
Henry A. Kissinger-> was United States Secretary of State Karl Pfizer-> founded the Pfizer Inc. pharmaceutical company Levi Strauss-> founded the first company to manufacture blue jeans ( Levi Strauss & Co.) Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg-> founder of the piano company Steinway & Sons Johann Peter Roggenfeller-> ancestor of John D. Rockefeller Johann Philipp Kreißler -> ancestor of Walter Percy Chrysler (founder of Chryler) Wilhelm Böing-> father of William Edward Boeing (founder of Boeing) Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel-> inventor of the diesel engine Nikolaus August Otto-> inventor of the otto engine (gasoline engine) hope this helps

Allison Allison
Adolf Hitler.. he aimed titanically high, and (thankfully) it blew up in his face. Abraham Lincoln aimed and succeeded. his efforts to end slavery while simultaneously reuniting a shattered nation were seen by many as impossible endeavors; indeed, it may be that they WERE impossible endeavors, and i genuinely think that no other politician in U.S. history could have succeeded in Lincoln's position.
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Allison Originally Answered: Who were some historical people that went into hiding?
There are several other people who went into hiding in order to avoid the Nazis. I have only listed a few that I could find, there are more. Here are a few other cases of people who went into hiding: Children in hiding: http://www.holocaustchronicle.org/static... http://www.holocaustchronicle.org/static... An elderly couple in hiding: http://www.holocaustchronicle.org/Static... This is a good site for more info. on the Holocaust: http://www.holocaustchronicle.org/
Allison Originally Answered: Who were some historical people that went into hiding?
Dick Cheney kinda went into hiding from the press when he shot that guy that he went hunting with. The funny thing is that the guy he shot later apologized to him for getting in the way of his bullet. I never want to know somebody so famous that I have to apologize when thay make a mistake... Also, you could say that Jesus went into hiding so that he wouldn't be killed by the Pharisees... And some black people went into hiding during the civil rights era.

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