"No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess."
"The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it"
“Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all.”
Philosopher, polymath, educator, synthesist, founder. These are just some of the words used to describe Aristotle as a Greek luminary who (along with Plato) is known as the “father of Western philosophy.”
Also known as Kong Qui and K'ung Fu-Tzu, Confucius was a Chinese philosopher and politician of the Spring and Autumn period. His philosophy, also known as Confucianism, emphasized personal and governmental morality, the correctness of social relationships, justice, and sincerity. After his death, Confucius became the official imperial philosophy of China, which was extremely influential throughout China’s long and storied history.
François-Marie Arouet, better known by his pen name Voltaire, has more significance in 2020 than in any other year in recent memory. A French writer and a renowned public activist, Voltaire played a significant role in defining the 18th-century movement called the "Enlightenment".
Viewed by many as the founding figure of Western philosophy, Socrates is one of the most exemplary Greek philosophers. He became known for questioning everything and everyone. His teaching style — immortalized as the Socratic method which is still acknowledged today — involved not conveying knowledge, but instead asking questions until his students arrived at their own understanding. As a free-thinking pioneer, Socrates believed that progress had no end-point; rather, he saw it as a continuously evolving process.