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….

Robert Heinlein Quotes

Robert Anson Heinlein (1907 –1988) was a popular American science fiction writer. For decades, Heinlein was among the best-selling science fiction writers. He made a great contribution to the genre and raised the standards of quality. Heinlein’s favorite themes included the importance of self-reliance and individualism, difference between “physical” and “emotional” love, influence of culture,…

Walter Williams Quotes

Walter Williams (born 1936) is an American academic, commentator and economics professor at George Mason University. Williams is the author of hundreds of articles and eight books. His latest book “Race and Economics” was published in 2011. Williams is well known for his column, published weekly in nearly 140 newspapers. Walter Williams Quotes

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…

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…

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…

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…