William Godwin (Philosopher)

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He that loves reading has everything within his reach. .

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Above all we should not forget that government is an evil, a usurpation upon the private judgement and individual conscience of mankind. .

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Perseverance is an active principle, and cannot continue to operate but under the influence of desire. .

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Study with desire is real activity; without desire it is but the semblance and mockery of activity. .

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The great model of the affection of love in human beings is the sentiment which subsists between parents and children. .

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Let us not, in the eagerness of our haste to educate, forget all the ends of education. .

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If he who employs coercion against me could mould me to his purposes by argument, no doubt he would. He pretends to punish me because his argument is strong; but he really punishes me because his argument is weak. .

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The philosophy of the wisest man that ever existed, is mainly derived from the act of introspection. .

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The cause of justice is the cause of humanity. Its advocates should overflow with universal good will. We should love this cause, for it conduces to the general happiness of mankind. .

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Revolution is engendered by an indignation with tyranny, yet is itself pregnant with tyranny. .

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The execution of any thing considerable implies in the first place previous persevering meditation. .

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The diligent scholar is he that loves himself, and desires to have reason to applaud and love himself. .

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But the watchful care of the parent is endless. The youth is never free from the danger of grating interference. .

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Revolutions are the produce of passion, not of sober and tranquil reason. .

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As the true object of education is not to render the pupil the mere copy of his preceptor, it is rather to be rejoiced in, than lamented, that various reading should lead him into new trains of thinking. .

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There can be no passion, and by consequence no love, where there is not imagination. .

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Every man has a certain sphere of discretion which he has a right to expect shall not be infringed by his neighbours. This right flows from the very nature of man. .

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Man is the only creature we know, that, when the term of his natural life is ended, leaves the memory of himself behind him. .

William Godwin Quotes about life
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To him it is an ocean, unfathomable, and without a shore. .

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He has no right to his life when his duty calls him to resign it. Other men are bound... to deprive him of life or liberty, if that should appear in any case to be indispensably necessary to prevent a greater evil. .

William Godwin Quotes about life
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The real or supposed rights of man are of two kinds, active and passive; the right in certain cases to do as we list; and the right we possess to the forbearance or assistance of other men. .

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What can be more clear and sound in explanation, than the love of a parent to his child? .

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It is probable that there is no one thing that it is of eminent importance for a child to learn. .

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There must be room for the imagination to exercise its powers; we must conceive and apprehend a thousand things which we do not actually witness. .

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What indeed is life, unless so far as it is enjoyed? It does not merit the name. .

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