Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt.
Henry St. John Bolingbroke (1678 - 1751)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Source: Letter to Mr. Pope.
God who placed me here will do what He pleases with me hereafter, and He knows best what to do,
I have read somewhere or other,-in Dionysius of Halicarnassus, I think,-that history is philosophy teaching by examples.
Source: On the Study and Use of History. Letter 2.
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.
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