"To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them."
"Common sense is not so common."
United Kingdom 1632-1704 Locke said all our ideas are derived from experience and knowledge truly available is severely limited. Known as the origin for modern conceptions of identity.
"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom."
France 1689-1755 Brought about the idea of "separation of power". Made branches of equal but different government power.
I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.
France 1694-1778 Voltaire felt that not everyone would believe in any single religion. Led to a focus in in the natural laws that were underlying in all religions.
“It is not always possible to come to an agreement before one goes to sleep but it is possible to go to sleep in a loving and peaceable manner knowing that the problem can be worked out in love at a later time.”
America 1743-1826 His election marked the first peaceful trade of power from one political party to another. Showed that power trades could be peaceful and efficient.
United Kingdom 1759-1797 Wished for women to have control over their own lives. Led to a questioning of the way men ruled and controlled power.
United Kingdom 1780-1872 One of only first to women to be the Royal Astronomical Society. Allowed women to see that they should not be held back just because of their gender.