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…

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…

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,…

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….

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…

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…

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…