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…

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…

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…

Robert Heinlein Quotes

Robert Anson Heinlein (1907 –1988) was a popular American science fiction writer. For decades, Heinlein was among the best-selling science fiction writers. He made a great contribution to the genre and raised the standards of quality. Heinlein’s favorite themes included the importance of self-reliance and individualism, difference between “physical” and “emotional” love, influence of culture,…

Mark Twain Quotes

Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835-1910) was an American humorist and author. “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” is one of his famous novels. Before he became a writer, Twain worked as a printer. He became very popular after publishing “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” a short humorous story.  He was also very successful…

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…

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…

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…

Edmund Burke Quotes

Edmund Burke (1729 – 1797) was an Irish author, statesman, political theorist, philosopher and orator. He served in the British House of Commons for many years. Burke is known for supporting American Revolutionaries, and arguing against the French Revolution, which made him the leading figure of the “Old Whigs” – the conservative fraction of his…

Thomas Paine Quotes

Thomas Paine (1737-1809), was an English intellectual, pamphleteer, author, inventor, revolutionary and one of the U.S. Founding Fathers.  Paine spent 1790s in France and during this time, he became deeply involved in the Revolution. “The Rights of Man” is one of the most important Paine’s works, in which he defends the French Revolution. In 1792,…