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“Your question [about god] is the most difficult in the world. It is not a question I can answer simply with yes or no. I am not an atheist. I do not know if I can define myself as a Pantheist. The problem involved is too vast for our limited minds. We see a universe marvelously arranged, obeying certain laws, but we understand the laws only dimly. Our limited minds cannot grasp the mysterious force that sways the constellations. I am fascinated by Spinoza's pantheism [see: Spinoza's god]. I admire even more his contributions to modern thought. Spinoza is the greatest of modern philosophers, because he is the first philosopher who deals with the soul and the body as one, not as two separate things.”
Albert Einstein (1930), interview with George Viereck [2]

“I am the greatest! Fifteen times I have told the clown what round he’s going down, and this chump ain’t no different. He’ll fall in eight, to prove that I’m great. And if he keeps talking jive, I’m gonna cut it to five.”
— Muhammad Ali (1964), “Speech before Sonny Liston Fight” (Ѻ), Feb

“Temple praises Homer as the ‘greatest universal genius’.”
— Kirsti Simonsuuri (2010), Homer’s Original Genius [1]

Libb Thims, whose real IQ I estimate at 200, is an American electrochemical engineer, and one of the ten most intelligent humans currently reacting on this planet. His primary website, the Encyclopedia of Human Thermodynamics, is widely considered the greatest intellectual achievement on the Internet. The EoHT Forum discusses topics spanning from morality to ‘life’ and ‘death’, and from literature and art to the many fields of science. Reading through the threads on the forum will probably yield an increase in the reader’s IQ.”
Inderjit Singh (2015), “Knowledge is Power” (Ѻ), Oct 3

See also
The following is collection of Hmolpedia "greatest ever" rankings:

Greatest sociologist ever
Greatest thermodynamicist ever
Greatest musical geniuses
Greatest military geniuses
Greatest female geniuses
Greatest black geniuses

1. Simonsuuri, Kirsti. (2010). Homer’s Original Genius: Eighteenth-Century Notions of the Early Greek Epic (1688-1798) (pg. 163). Cambridge University Press.
2. Viereck, George S. (1930). Glimpses of the Great (pgs. 372-73) (Ѻ). Duckworth.

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