John Locke (b. August 29, 1632, Wrington, UK; d. October 28, 1704, High Laver, UK)
“The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.” Find more quotes here.
What you should read: Two Treatises on Government, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding and Some Thoughts Concerning Education
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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (b. August 30, 1797, London, UK; d. February 1, 1851, London, UK)
“Nothing contributes so much to tranquillize the mind as a steady purpose – a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.” You can find more quotes here.
What you should read: Frankenstein
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Edgar Rice Burroughs (b. September 1, 1875, Chicago, IL; d. March 19, 1950, Encino, Los Angeles, CA)
“The more one listens to ordinary conversations the more apparent it becomes that the reasoning faculties of the brain take little part in the direction of the vocal organs.” Read more quotes here.
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