The Enlightenment: Inspiring Quotes From The Age Of Reason

02/21/2014 11:22 am ET | Updated Feb 21, 2014

The Enlightenment stands out as one of the periods in human history that profoundly impacted and advanced our understanding of the world we live in. Spanning from the middle of the 17th century through the 18th century, the Enlightenment was a time of dramatic upheaval in the disciplines of science, religion, philosophy and politics.

The voices of the Enlightenment championed science and reason as crucial for the pursuit of just societies. As these quotes from the pioneers of the enlightenment demonstrate, the spiritual, mindful and ethical wisdom that resulted continue to offer exquisite lessons to live by:

Inspiring Quotes From The Age Of Enlightenment

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