Gandhi Quotes

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948) was an ideological and political leader of India. Gandhi is also known as “Mahatma” or “Great Soul”. He used non-violent resistance and civil disobedience to stand against tyranny. Mahatma’s philosophy is also known as “Satyagraha”. Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse, in New Delhi, in 1948. October 2, Gandhi’s birthday is…

Milton Friedman Quotes

Milton Friedman (1912 – 2006) was an American statistician, economist and author, and a Nobel Prize winner for economic sciences. Friedman is well known for his researches on monetary history, consumption analysis and stabilization policy. He was one of the most popular economists of the 20th century (right after John M. Keynes). Friedman was President…

H.L. Mencken Quotes

H. L. Mencken (1880 –1956) was an American satirist, essayist, journalist and magazine editor. Mencken commented literature, politics, music and pseudo-experts. He was skeptical of populism, organized religion, economic theories, and very critical of creationism, Christian fundamentalism, and anti-intellectualism. Mencken’s books are still very popular. He is best known for his multi-volume study “The American…

Frederic Bastiat Quotes

Claude Frédéric Bastiat (1801 –1850) was a French political economist and classical liberal theorist. His “opportunity cost” concept is one of his most important achievements. Bastiat was 17 when he left school and went to work in the family export business. That job allowed him to see how markets can be affected by regulations, which…

John Stuart Mill Quotes

John Stuart Mill (1806 –1873) was a British philosopher and political economist. He was the oldest son of James Mill, Scottish economist, historian and philosopher, who had a great influence on John Stuart’s education. John Stuart Mill made great contributions to political economy, political theory and social theory. He was one of the most important…

John Adams Quotes

John Adams (1735-1826) was an American lawyer, diplomat, statesman, political theorist, one of the Founding Fathers, and the second U.S. President. Adams assisted Jefferson in creating the Declaration of Independence and had an important role in convincing the Congress to declare independence. Adams was also responsible for peace negotiations with Great Britain. His son, John…

Thomas Jefferson Quotes

Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826) was a Founding Father and the third U.S. President (1801-1809). When the American Revolution started, Jefferson represented Virginia in the Continental Congress. He was also the Governor of Virginia during the war (1779-1781). After the war, he became a U.S. diplomat in Paris. In 1785, Jefferson became the U.S. Minister…

Will Rogers Quotes

Will Rogers (1879-1935) was an American humorist, cowboy, vaudeville performer, motion picture actor and social commentator. Rogers made 71 movies (21 talkies and 50 silent movies), and wrote thousands of newspaper columns. In the 1930s, Rogers was the most popular and best-paid Hollywood movie star. He died in 1935, in a plane crash. Will Rogers…

Niccolò Machiavelli Quotes

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) was an Italian philosopher, historian, writer, diplomat, civil servant and humanist. Machiavelli was a founder of what we call modern political science. He is known for his political realism. Machiavelli’s best-known work called “The Prince” is still very popular. It is a manual to keeping the political power. Although it is written…

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) was an American lecturer, poet, essayist and leader of the Transcendentalist movement. Nearly 1,500 Emerson’s public lectures have been published. In his essay from 1836, Emerson formulated his transcendental philosophy of nature. His basic ideas were freedom, individuality, relationship between the human soul and its environment, and the ability…