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…

John Stuart Mill Quotes

John Stuart Mill (1806 –1873) was a British philosopher and political economist. He was the oldest son of James Mill, Scottish economist, historian and philosopher, who had a great influence on John Stuart’s education. John Stuart Mill made great contributions to political economy, political theory and social theory. He was one of the most important…

Mark Twain Quotes

Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835-1910) was an American humorist and author. “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” is one of his famous novels. Before he became a writer, Twain worked as a printer. He became very popular after publishing “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” a short humorous story.  He was also very successful…

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…

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises (1881 – 1973) was an Austrian philosopher and economist. Ludwig was a wunderkind; at the age of twelve, he could speak German, Yiddish, French, Polish, read Latin and understand Ukrainian. Mises was born to a Jewish family, and when the Nazis started their rule, he decided to leave Europe. In…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…