Edmund Burke Quotes

Edmund Burke (1729 – 1797) was an Irish author, statesman, political theorist, philosopher and orator. He served in the British House of Commons for many years. Burke is known for supporting American Revolutionaries, and arguing against the French Revolution, which made him the leading figure of the “Old Whigs” – the conservative fraction of his…

Herbert Spencer Quotes

Herbert Spencer (1820 – 1903) was an English sociologist, biologist, classical liberal political theorist and philosopher. Spencer made a great contribution to subjects like ethics, anthropology, political theory, religion, philosophy, sociology and biology. Spencer is known for creating the concept known as “survival of the fittest”. He described it in his “Principles of Biology” from…

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…

John Adams Quotes

John Adams (1735-1826) was an American lawyer, diplomat, statesman, political theorist, one of the Founding Fathers, and the second U.S. President. Adams assisted Jefferson in creating the Declaration of Independence and had an important role in convincing the Congress to declare independence. Adams was also responsible for peace negotiations with Great Britain. His son, John…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…