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…

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,…

Barry Goldwater Quotes

Barry M. Goldwater (1909-1998) was a U.S. Senator from the State of Arizona and the republican nominee for 1964 President Election. Also called “Mr. Conservative”, Goldwater fought to defeat the New Deal coalition. He lost the presidential election to Lyndon Johnson and after that, he became less active. After the 1964 defeat, Goldwater’s supporters turned…

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…

Thomas Jefferson Quotes

Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826) was a Founding Father and the third U.S. President (1801-1809). When the American Revolution started, Jefferson represented Virginia in the Continental Congress. He was also the Governor of Virginia during the war (1779-1781). After the war, he became a U.S. diplomat in Paris. In 1785, Jefferson became the U.S. Minister…

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…

Niccolò Machiavelli Quotes

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) was an Italian philosopher, historian, writer, diplomat, civil servant and humanist. Machiavelli was a founder of what we call modern political science. He is known for his political realism. Machiavelli’s best-known work called “The Prince” is still very popular. It is a manual to keeping the political power. Although it is written…

Ayn Rand Quotes

Ayn Rand (1905-1982), a Russian-American philosopher, novelist, screenwriter and playwright, is well known for her philosophical novels “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged”. She created a philosophical system she described as “Objectivism”. Ayn Rand was born in Russia. In 1926, she moved to the U.S. and worked in Hollywood as a screenwriter. Her early novels weren’t…

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…