Henry St. John Bolingbroke

1678 - 1751

A Quote by Henry St. John Bolingbroke on god

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God who placed me here will do what He pleases with me hereafter, and He knows best what to do,

Henry St. John Bolingbroke (1678 - 1751)

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A Quote by Henry St. John Bolingbroke on history, philosophy, and teaching

I have read somewhere or other,-in Dionysius of Halicarnassus, I think,-that history is philosophy teaching by examples.

Henry St. John Bolingbroke (1678 - 1751)

Source: On the Study and Use of History. Letter 2.

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A Quote by Henry St. John Bolingbroke on body, happiness, health, individuality, liberty, pleasure, and society

Liberty is to the collective body what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty no happiness can be enjoyed by society.

Henry St. John Bolingbroke (1678 - 1751)

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A Quote by Henry St. John Bolingbroke on contempt, defeat, and pride

Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt.

Henry St. John Bolingbroke (1678 - 1751)

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A Quote by Henry St. John Bolingbroke on discovery, divinity, god, modesty, nature, and progress

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.

Henry St. John Bolingbroke (1678 - 1751)

Source: Letter to Mr. Pope.

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