Cicero Quotes

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC –43 BC) was a Roman statesman, philosopher, orator, lawyer, constitutionalist and political theorist. Even though he was a very successful lawyer and great orator, Cicero believed his political career was more important than his other achievements. His political and philosophical writings are still popular. More than fifty judicial speeches have…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Alexander Hamilton Quotes

Alexander Hamilton (1757 – 1804) was a political philosopher, soldier, a Founding Father, economist, the first U.S. Secretary of Treasury and one of the first constitutional lawyers. Hamilton had an important role in establishing the national bank and tariff system. Hamilton contributed to John Adams’ defeat in the elections (1800) and helped Thomas Jefferson defeat…

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…

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…

William James Quotes

William James (1842 – 1910) was an American philosopher, psychologist and author. His most influential books were about educational psychology, philosophy of pragmatism, psychology of mysticism and religion. “The Sentiment of Rationality”, “The Meaning of Truth”, “Remarks on Spencer’s Definition of Mind as Correspondence”, “Philosophical Conceptions and Practical Results” are some of his well-known works….