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15 Wise Quotes by Famous Figures from the Age of Reason

 The late 17th and early 18th century in European and American history are widely known as the Enlightenment era, or the Age of Reason and many terms and notions we think of as very modern were actually conceived at this time. The Enlightenment was the era when the skepticism and rationalism first began to thrive and the scientific method was invented, but also the time when famous philosophers and political thinkers started promoting the ideas of individual liberty, separation of church and state, as well as democracy as we know it today.
Thomas Jefferson, Voltaire, Rene Descartes, and Isaac Newton, just to name a few, all lived during this period in history, and apart from being busy changing the world forever, they also shared some pretty wise, useful and inspiring life advice in their written works, here are 15 of theirs inspirational quotes:
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