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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.[1] 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.

Notes from the Underground - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (novella)

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.

Saul Bellow (June 10, 1915 – April 5, 2005) was a Canadian-born Jewish American writer. his works include The Adventures of Augie March (1953), Herzog (1964), Ravelstein (2000).

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."

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. 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).

Jack London, author of Call of the Wild

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Get Drunk - Charles Beaudelaire, 1821–1867

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.