Ronald Reagan Quotes

Ronald Regan (1911- 2004) was the 33rd California Governor (1967-1975) and the fortieth U.S. President (1981-1989). After graduating from Eureka College, Reagan moved to Iowa and started working there as a radio broadcaster. After some time, he moved to L.A. and started his career as an actor. Reagan was originally a democrat, but he started…

Henry David Thoreau Quotes

Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862) was an American poet, author, philosopher, naturalist, abolitionist, tax resister, surveyor, transcendentalist and historian. “Walden” is one of his best-known works. Thoreau was interested in environmental history and ecology. Modern environmentalism has its sources in some of Thoreau’s works. His philosophy was based on the idea of abandoning illusion…

Aristotle Quotes

Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek polymath and philosopher. He was Plato’s student and teacher of Alexander the Great. Aristotle’s writings cover different subjects: poetry, metaphysics, physics, logic, music, theater, linguistics, rhetoric, ethics, zoology, biology, politics and government. Aristotle had a great influence on Western philosophy. His ideas shaped the entire medieval…

Herbert Spencer Quotes

Herbert Spencer (1820 – 1903) was an English sociologist, biologist, classical liberal political theorist and philosopher. Spencer made a great contribution to subjects like ethics, anthropology, political theory, religion, philosophy, sociology and biology. Spencer is known for creating the concept known as “survival of the fittest”. He described it in his “Principles of Biology” from…

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises (1881 – 1973) was an Austrian philosopher and economist. Ludwig was a wunderkind; at the age of twelve, he could speak German, Yiddish, French, Polish, read Latin and understand Ukrainian. Mises was born to a Jewish family, and when the Nazis started their rule, he decided to leave Europe. In…

P.J. O’Rourke Quotes

P. J. O’Rourke (born 1947) is an American political journalist, satirist, and writer. O’Rourke is the author of seventeen books. The latest one (“Holidays in Heck”) was published in 2011. “Don’t Vote!” (2010) and “Driving Like Crazy” (2009) are some of the most recent ones. O’Rourke is the most quoted living person, according to “60…

Calvin Coolidge Quotes

Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) was the thirtieth U.S. President (1923-1929). Coolidge was known as a man who did not speak much, but whose actions were very decisive. He managed to restore public confidence in the U.S. Government after the scandals of Harding’s administration. Coolidge believed that taxes and government expenditure should be reduced. In 1924, his…

Seneca Quotes

Seneca was a Roman dramatist, statesman, and Stoic philosopher. He was also Nero’s tutor and advisor. Very little is known about his early life, except that he was born in Cordoba in 4 BC. According to Miriam Griffin, one of his biographers, there is no enough information on his life before 41 AD. In 65…

Adam Smith Quotes

Adam Smith (1723-1790), was one of the most influential Scottish philosophers and a pioneer of political economy. The Wealth of Nations is probably his most important work, along with The Theory of Moral Sentiments, which he wrote at the time he was teaching moral philosophy at Glasgow. During the Scottish Enlightenment, Smith collaborated with David…

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…