Philosophers, thinkers, writers
Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies. Friedrich Nietzsche
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861) was one of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era. Her poetry was widely popular in both England and the United States during her lifetime. A collection of her last poems was published by her husband, Robert Browning, shortly after her death.
Aiding in the abolition of slavery is Harriett Beecher Stowe's, Uncle Tom's Cabin. According to legend, Abraham Lincoln greeted Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1862 by saying "So you're the little woman who wrote the book that started this great [Civil] war." Truly one of history's finest depiction of American slavery.
Umberto Eco. Un dels grans filòsofs actuals i gran escriptor!!! tots els seus llibres s'haurien de llegir!
Emily Dickinson 1830 - 1886 One of America’s greatest poets Emily Dickinson lived most of her life in seclusion. Her poems were published posthumously and received widespread literary praise for their bold and unconventional style. Her poetic style left a significant legacy on 20th Century poetry.
Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) was a Welsh poet and writer, whose public readings, particularly in America, won him great acclaim; his sonorous voice with a subtle Welsh lilt became almost as famous as his works. His best-known works include the "play for voices" Under Milk Wood and the celebrated villanelle for his dying father, "Do not go gentle into that good night".
Rosa Luxemburg. Marxist, feminist and revolutionary. An important theorist of spontaneity as a factor in organization. "Freedom only for the supporters of the government, only for the members of a party – however numerous they may be – is no freedom at all. Freedom is always the freedom of the dissenter."
Young Franz Kafka. Franz Kafka (3 July 1883–3 June 1924), influential German-language writer of novels and short stories, regarded by critics as one of the 20th century's greatest authors. His works, such as "The Metamorphosis", "The Trial, and The Castle, are filled with the themes and archetypes of alienation, physical and psychological brutality, parent–child conflict, characters on a terrifying quest, and mystical transformations.
Young Franz Kafka.
For more wisdom from the great Aristotle, view our selection of modern English translations of his work. Our translator Ian Johnston keeps to the original text, sometimes even line for line but doesn't confuse readers with Old English vocabulary & phrases. Finally, a translation that won't have you flipping through the dictionary every few lines! Check them out here: http://richerresourcespublications.com/Books/Classic_Books/Classics.htm #Aristotle #inspiring #quotes #RicherResources
Aristotle, Greek philosopher
The Eagle By Alfred Lord Tennyson.
English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson (August 6, 1809 - 1892) - Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom for much of the Victorian era…
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, first Baron Tennyson (1809-1892), Victorian poet and Poet Laureate, with book. I built my soul a lordly pleasure-house, Wherein at ease for aye to dwell. I said, “O Soul, make merry and carouse, Dear soul, for all is well.” "The Palace of Art", st. 1 (1832).
Vladimir Nabokov by Philippe Halsman
Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) - French philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the key figures in the philosophy of existentialism and phenomenology, and one of the leading figures in 20th-century French philosophy and Marxism. Photo by Philippe Halsman
French writer and philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre - Photographed by Philippe Halsman (1951).
David Hume (1711-1776) was a Scottish philosopher especially known for his philosophical empiricism and skepticism. He was a most important figure in the history of Western philosophy and Scottish Enlightenment. In stark opposition to the rationalists who preceded him, most notably Descartes, Hume believed that desire rather than reason governed human behavior. He argued against the existence of innate ideas, concluding instead that humans have knowledge only of things they directly experience.