He that loves reading has everything within his reach.
There can be no passion, and by consequence no love, where there is not imagination.
Let us not, in the eagerness of our haste to educate, forget all the ends of education.
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.
The philosophy of the wisest man that ever existed, is mainly derived from the act of introspection.
Perseverance is an active principle, and cannot continue to operate but under the influence of desire.
The lessons of their early youth regulated the conduct of their riper years.
What can be more clear and sound in explanation, than the love of a parent to his child?
Above all we should not forget that government is an evil, a usurpation upon the private judgement and individual conscience of mankind.
Study with desire is real activity; without desire it is but the semblance and mockery of activity.
We cannot perform our tasks to the best of our power, unless we think well of our own capacity.
The execution of any thing considerable implies in the first place previous persevering meditation.
Revolution is engendered by an indignation with tyranny, yet is itself pregnant with tyranny.
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.
Revolutions are the produce of passion, not of sober and tranquil reason.
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