Plato was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world
Augustine of Hippo 354 – 430 was an early Christian theologian and philosopher whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy.
Thomas Paine was an English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary.
Quotes from Epictetus a Greek philosopher of 1st and early 2nd centuries C.E., and an exponent of Stoic ethics notable for the consistency and power of his ethical thought and for effective methods of teaching.
Chuang Tzu (369-286 B.C.) was a leading philosopher representing the Taoist strain in Chinese thought. Central to these is the belief that only by understanding Tao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can man achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death.
Quotes by Aristotle – a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great.
Quotes by Marcus Tullius Cicero – a Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul and constitutionalist.
Seneca was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and humorist, of the Silver Age of Latin literature. He was tutor and advisor to emperor Nero.
Quotes by Confucius 550 -479 BC – a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history
Lao Tzu retreated into the solitude of the mountain pass, wrote the Tao Te Ching, whereupon he went westward and was never seen again.