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…

Ben Franklin Quotes

Benjamin Franklin (1706 –1790) was a political theorist, scientist, inventor, statesman, civic activist, diplomat and a Founding Father of the U.S. Franklin was famous for his theories and discoveries, especially those related to bifocals, lightning rod, and Franklin stove. The first fire department and the first public lending library in Pennsylvania were formed by Franklin….

Patrick Henry Quotes

  Patrick Henry (1736-1799) was a politician and leader of the Virginia Independence Movement during the 1770s. He was the leader of the opposition to the1765 Stamp Act. Henry was an influential Republican, along with Thomas Paine and Samuel Adams. He opposed the Constitution of the United States because he believed the rights of the…

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…

Friedrich Hayek Quotes

  Friedrich Hayek (1899 – 1992) was a philosopher, economist and proponent of free-market capitalism and classical liberalism. Hayek won a Nobel Prize in economic sciences in 1974. He is considered one of the most influential political philosophers and economists of the 20th century. He made a great contribution to the economic thought, jurisprudence, history…

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…

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…

Albert Einstein Quotes

Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) was a German physicist, famous for his theory of relativity. Einstein found that Newton’s mechanics couldn’t harmonize the laws of EMF (electromagnetic field) with classical mechanics laws, so he started developing his own special theory of relativity. In 1916, Einstein published the general theory of relativity along with his theory…

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…

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…