User:Benedict of Constantinople

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search


Greetings! How are you? My name is Benedict of Constantinople and, yes, I am a real person. If, by any chance, I do not respond to your messages, please kindly assume that real life got in my way and I am dealing with it. Other than that, please feel free to leave as many messages as you want (without vandalizing my talk page) here.

I adore the humanities, particularly history, philosophy, and theology. I also have a love for languages, particularly older languages like Greek, Latin, Aramaic, and even Egyptian. I speak English and Chinese fluently and I am learning French.

I am a major supporter of Western ideology and culture. That is not to say that I hate everything to do with the Orient, rather it is to say that I merely enjoy studying about the West better.

So, then, without further ado, see you around if I have the chance! Have a nice day!

--Benedict of Constantinople (talk)

Please do not vandalize this message, or for that matter, this page, in any way.[edit]

Quotes! A Wealth of Knowledge![edit]

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

-Albert Einstein

History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity.
-Cicero, Roman author, orator, & politician (106 BC - 43 BC), Pro Publio Sestio

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
-George Santayana, US (Spanish-born) philosopher (1863 - 1952), The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
-Albert Einstein, US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

Peace, in the sense of the absence of war, is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold. It will not remove the pain of torture inflicted on a prisoner of conscience. It does not comfort those who have lost their loved ones in floods caused by senseless deforestation in a neighboring country. Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free.
-HH The Dalai Lama

Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice.

Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck.
-Immanuel Kant

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
-Napoleon Bonaparte

Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
-Napoleon Bonaparte

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.
-Henry David Thoreau


About Me
P history.png This user is interested in historical research.
Libra This user is a Libran.
Boar.svg This user was born in the Year of the Boar.
Plato-raphael.jpg This user is an academic.
Saint Bubba the Ball The sanity of this user has been disputed. Refer to the talk page to discuss this topic.
275+ This user has made more than 275 contributions to Wikipedia.
M1A1 Abrams Tank in Camp Fallujah.JPEG This user fights in the ground forces of Operation Enduring Encyclopedia.
Johann Joachim Winckelmann (Angelika Kaufmann).jpg This user employs a more formal style of writing in articles than in talk pages.
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg This user is not British, but can speak with a British accent.
Steinway Schriftzug.jpg This user plays the piano.
Romantic music icon.svg This user enjoys classical music.
NULL LOL This user has absolutely no life. +
Sciences humaines.svg This user loves knowledge.
SophieAndersonTakethefairfaceofWoman.jpg This user is a WikiFairy.
Wikignome crop.gif This editor is a WikiGnome.
Wikipedia-logo.png This user has been a member of Wikipedia since 1-16-2008.
Huangshan Yingkesong.jpg This user is a male contributor.
Flag of the Republic of China.svg This user has ancestral roots in Taiwan.
Waricon.svg This user is a member of
WikiProject Military History.
Trireme 1.jpg This user is a member of the
Classical warfare task force
of the Military history WikiProject.
Paolo Uccello 045.jpg This user is a member of the
Medieval warfare task force
of the Military history WikiProject.
Thirtywar.gif This user is a member of the
Early Modern warfare task force
of the Military history WikiProject.
HIS This user's favourite subject is History.
Editor - white ribbon - 0 pips.jpg This editor is a Novice Editor and is entitled to display this Service Badge.
San prospero colonne reggio emilia.jpg This user is a history buff.
This user is interested in the ancestry of Royal families and creates family trees for Wikipedia Treethumbnail.gif
1099jerusalem.jpg This user is interested in the Crusades.
Husaren Völkerschlacht bei Leipzig.jpg This user is interested in the Napoleonic Wars. Seeschlacht bei Abukir.jpg
This user is interested in the military history of ancient Rome.
Ankh.png This user is interested in ancient civilizations.
Palaiologos-Dynasty-Eagle.svg This user is interested in the Byzantine Empire
RomanEmpire 117.svg This user is interested in ancient Rome.
Osmanli-nisani.svg This user is interested in the Ottoman Empire
Bernhard Strigel 003b.jpg This user is interested in the Habsburg Empire Wappen Kaisertum Österreich 1815 (Klein).png
Louis XIV of France.jpg This user is interested in the History of France.
Flag of Germany.svg This user is interested in the history of Germany.
Flag of Russia.svg This user is interested in Russia and is capable of speaking in a Russian accent.
Leprosy victims taught by bishop.jpg This user is interested in the
Middle Ages
Birth of Venus detail.jpg
This user is interested in the Renaissance period.
David - Napoleon crossing the Alps - Malmaison1.jpg This user is very interested in Napoleon.
AlexandreLouvre.jpg This user is interested in the life and times of Alexander the Great.
Weltliche Schatzkammer Wien (169)pano2.jpg This user is interested in the history of the Holy Roman Empire.
Atelier de Nicolas de Largillière, portrait de Voltaire, détail (musée Carnavalet) -002.jpg This user is a child of the Enlightenment.
Hubert - La Bastille.jpg This user is interested in the French Revolution.
Napoleonbonaparte coloured drawing.png This user is interested in the Napoleonic era.
Friedrich Zweite Alt.jpg
This user is interested in
the life and times of
Frederick the Great.
Praising-hands.svg This user is interested in religion.
Ichthus.svg This user is interested in Christianity.
Christ with beard.jpg This user is interested in Eastern Christianity.
Pope Julius II.jpg This user is interested in Roman Catholicism.
Gutenberg Bible owned by the US Library of Congress This user is a Bible reader.
Qubbat-esSakhrah.jpg This user is interested in Islam.
FirstSurahKoran.jpg This user is interested in the Qur'an.
Alchemy.gif This user is interested in alchemy.
This user is a Christian.
Society.svg This user is interested in politics.
Heraldic Royal Crown (Common).svg This user is secretly a monarchist .
Recycle001.svg This user supports recycling.
Global warming ubx.svg This user wants to stop
global warming
The Earth seen from Apollo 17.jpg This user wants a
World government.
Small Flag of the United Nations ZP.svg This user supports the United Nations.
NATO This user supports NATO.

European stars.svg
This user supports the
European Union
Poster-sized portrait of Barack Obama.jpg This user supported Barack Obama for President in 2008 and 2012.
This user supports the Democratic Party of the United States.
Flag of the Constitutional Kingdom of France (proposed).svg This user wishes that France will become a Constitutional Monarchy.
Royal Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Hawaii.svg This user believes that the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi was illegally overthrown. Long live Queen Liliʻuokalani!
Flag of Russian Empire for private use (1914–1917) 3.svg This user supports the restoration of the Tsar and the Russian Empire as a Constitutional Monarchy.
Coat of arms of Kosovo.svg This user supports the independence of Kosovo.
Flag of Tibet.svg This user supports the Independence of Tibet Flag of Tibet.svg
Naval Jack of the Republic of China.svg This user supports the Pan-Blue Coalition.
Anti-capitalism color.gif
This user believes that capitalism is an inherently unjust system, and that humans can do better.
BRoy square.png Gentlemen, to The Queen!

Red white blue ribbon1.png In Memoriam: 9/11
Lest we forget…
Old book bindings.jpg This user is a bibliophile.
Alice through the looking glass.jpg This user enjoys reading Fantasy.
Tolkien 1916.jpg
This user enjoys the works of
J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Procession of the Trojan Horse in Troy by Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo.jpg
This user is a fan of the Iliad.
Head Odysseus MAR Sperlonga.jpg
This user is a fan of the Odyssey.
Aeneas' Flight from Troy by Federico Barocci.jpg arma virumque cano -
this user is a fan of the Aeneid.
Don Quichotte Honoré Daumier.jpg This user is a friend of Don Quixote.
L.V. This user is a fan of Lord Voldemort.
Arda.Tengwar.svg This user is a fan of
The Lord of the Rings.
This user stole the Precious. It's ours and we wants it!
Open book 01.svg This user enjoys heavy reading, such as Shakespeare and other dead guys.
en This user is a native speaker of the English language.
zh 該用戶的母語中文
Search user languages

Primary Historical People that I Admire (in no particular order of preference)[edit]

1. Napoleon I
2. Alexander the Great
3. Charles Darwin
4. Alexander Suvorov
5. Trajan
6. Julius Caesar
7. Marcus Tullius Cicero
8. Immanuel Kant
9. Albert Einstein
10. His Highness, Tenzin Gyatso, The Dalai Lama
11. Pope John Paul II
12. Leo Tolstoy
13. Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
14. William the Conquerer
15. Justinian the Great
16. Suleiman the Magnificent
17. Rene Descartes
18. John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough
19. Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek
20. Saint Thomas Aquinas
21. Winston Churchill
22. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
23. Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg
24. Diana, Princess of Wales
25. Gustavus Adolphus
26. Albrecht von Wallenstein
27. Confucius
28. Frederick the Great
29. Jesus Christ
30. Richard Dawkins
31. Sir Isaac Newton
32. William Shakespeare
33. Horatio Nelson
34. Flavius Belisarius
35. Narses (The General who served under Justinian)

A runway is a strip of aerodrome prepared for the landing and takeoff of aircraft. It may use an artificial surface (asphalt, concrete, or a mixture) or a natural one (grass, dirt, gravel, ice, or salt). The runway shown here is one of two at Palm Springs International Airport, outside of Palm Springs, California.Photograph: D Ramey Logan

Wikipedia vandalism information
(abuse log)

Level 3

Moderate to high level of vandalism.


5.18 RPM according to EnterpriseyBot 23:00, 21 April 2018 (UTC)