William Godwin Quotes

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