Eighteenth Century Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Eighteenth Century Quotes from Edmund Morgan, Edmund Husserl, Brigitte Macron, Tom Reiss, Wilhelm Dilthey. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

Liberty had many friends in the eighteenth century.

Liberty had many friends in the eighteenth century.
Edmund Morgan
Pure phenomenology claims to be the science of pure phenomena. This concept of the phenomenon, which was developed under various names as early as the eighteenth century without being clarified, is what we shall have to deal with first of all.
Edmund Husserl
I’m a creature of the eighteenth century at heart: The Enlightenment and the search for happiness suit me.
Brigitte Macron
The life of General Alex Dumas is so extraordinary on so many levels that it’s easy to forget the most extraordinary fact about it: that it was led by a black man, in a world of whites, at the end of the eighteenth century.
Tom Reiss
However, the sciences of society and of history retained their old subservient relation to metaphysics for a long time – well into the eighteenth century.
Wilhelm Dilthey
In the eighteenth century, it was ladies and gentlemen and swings in a garden; today, it may be Campbell’s soup cans or highway signs. There is no real difference. The artist still takes his everyday world and tries to make something out of it.
Corita Kent
Throughout the European Middle Ages and Renaissance, Latin was the language of learning and international communication. But in the early modern period, it was gradually displaced by French. By the eighteenth century, all the world – or at least all of Europe – aspired to be Parisian.
Michael Dirda
Book reviewing dates only to the eighteenth century, when, for the first time, there were so many books being printed that magazines – they were new, too – started printing essays about them.
Jill Lepore
Polymeric materials in the form of wood, bone, skin and fibers have been used by man since prehistoric time. Although organic chemistry as a science dates back to the eighteenth century, polymer science on a molecular basis is a development of the twentieth century.
Alan J. Heeger
My next book is also set in the eighteenth century. It’s about the Revolution, with the focus on the year 1776. It’s about Washington and the army and the war. It’s the nadir, the low point of the United States of America.
David McCullough
Towards the end of the eighteenth century the industrial-financial revolution began.
Ralph Adams Cram
But the eighteenth century, on the whole, loathed melancholy.
George Saintsbury
One thing that always frustrated me was that, while Benjamin Franklin’s was the best-known face of the eighteenth century, no one ever took his sister’s likeness.
Jill Lepore
In the last quarter of the eighteenth century bourgeois Europe needed to emancipate itself from that combination of feudalism and commercial capitalism which we know as mercantilism.
C. L. R. James
The poetry from the eighteenth century was prose; the prose from the seventeenth century was poetry.
David Hare