henry, 1st viscount bolingbroke st john Quotes
Henry, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke St John Quotes
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- Truth lies within a little and certain compass, but error is immense.
- I have read somewhere or other,-in Dionysius of Halicarnassus, I think,-that history is philosophy teaching by examples.
- Nations, like men, have their infancy.
- They (Thucydides and Xenophon) maintained the dignity of history.
- It is the modest, not the presumptuous, inquirer who makes a real and safe progress in the discovery of divine truths. One follows Nature and Nature's God; that is, he follows God in his works and in his word.
- The landed men are the true owners of our political vessel, the moneyed men are no more than passengers in it
- Patriotism must be founded on great principals and supported by great virtue.
- Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt.
- The greatest art of a politician is to render vice serviceable to the cause of virtue.
- The shortest and surest way of arriving at real knowledge is to unlearn the lessons we have been taught, to mount the first principles, and take nobody's word about them.
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