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henry, 1st viscount bolingbroke st john Quotes
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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.
    • henry, 1st viscount bolingbroke st john

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