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…

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,…

Winston Churchill Quotes

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was a British statesman and Conservative politician. Churchill was Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 and from 1951 to 1955. He is known as one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century. Churchill was a Nobel Prize winner (for literature) and the first Honorary Citizen of the U.S. During his first…

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…

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…

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…

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…

James Madison Quotes

James Madison (1751-1836) was an American political theorist, Secretary of State in Jefferson’s administration, and the 4th U.S. President. Madison is considered the Father of the U.S. Constitution. He collaborated with John Jay and Alexander Hamilton to create the Federalist Papers which would support the Constitution. During the Constitution ratification process, Madison supported the idea…

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…