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Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. - Francis Bacon Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.  - Francis Bacon
Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so. - Galileo Galillei I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed use with sense, reason and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. - Galileo Gallilei
 Cogito ergo sum. (I think; therefore I am.) - Rene Descartes I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake.  - Rene Descartes
Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.  - John Locke The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.  - John Locke
To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.  - Isaac Newton If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.  - Isaac Newton
Truth springs from argument amongst friends.   - David Hume A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.   - David Hume
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms strength into right, and obedience into duty.  - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.   - Immanuel Kant He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.   - Immanuel Kant
No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.  - Thomas Hobbes  The condition of man... is a condition of war of everyone against everyone.  - Thomas Hobbes 
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.  - Voltaire  Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road.   - Voltaire
 If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him. - Voltaire We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart. - Blaise Pascal 
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.  - Blaise Pascal  

What to do - Part 1

Pick one of these Enlightenment thinkers. Pick one that you haven't looked at previously.
  1. Galileo Gallilei
  2. Rene Descartes
  3. Thomas Hobbes
  4. John Locke
  5. Isaac Newton
  6. David Hume
  7. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  8. Immanuel Kant
  9. Francis Bacon
  10. Voltaire
  11. Blaise Pascal

What to do - Part 2

Pick a well known quote from the thinker that you've chosen.

The quote could be something they really said, or just something that it's said they said.

The quote should be something representative of the individual. They should be something that shows you how the person thought, or how people think they thought.