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…

George Mason Quotes

George Mason (1725-1792), an American statesman and patriot, was one of the U.S. Founding Fathers, also known as “the father of the Bill of Rights”. Mason insisted on adding individual rights and explicit States rights to the Constitution. The first ten amendments resulted from Mason’s efforts. The ten amendments were based on Mason’s Virginia Declaration…

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…

Thomas Sowell Quotes

Thomas Sowell is an American political philosopher, social theorist, author and economist. He was born in 1930 in North Carolina. Sowell is a proponent of libertarianism and laissez-faire economics. He won the Francis Boyer Award in 1990, Sydney Hook Award in 1998, and received the National Humanities Medal in 2002. Currently, Sowell is a senior…

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…

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…

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…