William Godwin Quotes

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There can be no passion, and by consequence no love, where there is not imagination. -William Godwin
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The great model of the affection of love in human beings is the sentiment which subsists between parents and children. -William Godwin
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The diligent scholar is he that loves himself, and desires to have reason to applaud and love himself. -William Godwin
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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
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He that loves reading has everything within his reach. -William Godwin
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What can be more clear and sound in explanation, than the love of a parent to his child? -William Godwin
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In cases where every thing is understood, and measured, and reduced to rule, love is out of the question. -William Godwin
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How can any one have genuine happiness, unless in proportion as he looks round, and,
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What indeed is life, unless so far as it is enjoyed? It does not merit the name. -William Godwin
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The lessons of their early youth regulated the conduct of their riper years. -William Godwin
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Literature, taken in all its bearings, forms the grand line of demarcation between the human and the animal kingdoms. -William Godwin
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Revolution is engendered by an indignation with tyranny, yet is itself pregnant with tyranny. -William Godwin
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Revolutions are the produce of passion, not of sober and tranquil reason. -William Godwin
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Hereditary wealth is in reality a premium paid to idleness. -William Godwin
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To conceive that compulsion and punishment are the proper means of reformation is the sentiment of a barbarian. -William Godwin
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Perfectibility is one of the most unequivocal characteristics of the human species. -William Godwin
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Justice is the sum of all moral duty. -William Godwin
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Duty is that mode of action on the part of the individual which constitutes the best possible application of his capacity to the general benefit. -William Godwin
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Study with desire is real activity; without desire it is but the semblance and mockery of activity. -William Godwin
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Of Belief Human mathematics, so to speak, like the length of life, are subject to the doctrine of chances. -William Godwin
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If there be such a thing as truth, it must infallibly be struck out by the collision of mind with mind. -William Godwin
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He that revels in a well-chosen library has inumerable dishes, and all of admirable flavor. -William Godwin
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