William Paley

1743 - 1805

A Quote by Rev. William Paley

Who can refute a sneer?

William Paley (1743 - 1805)

Source: Moral Philosophy. Vol. ii. Book v. Chap. 9.

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A Quote by Rev. William Paley on trust and truth

I have seldom known anyone who deserted truth in trifles that could be trusted in matters of importance.

William Paley (1743 - 1805)

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A Quote by Rev. William Paley on suffering and understanding

True fortitude of understanding consists in not suffering what we do know to be disturbed by what we do not know.

William Paley (1743 - 1805)

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A Quote by Rev. William Paley on history, power, and vices

What is public history but a register of the successes and disappointments, the vices, the follies and the quarrels of those who engage in contention for power.

William Paley (1743 - 1805)

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A Quote by Rev. William Paley on community, desires, interest, liberty, and society

To do what we will, is natural liberty; to do what we may consistently with the interests of the community to which we belong, is civil liberty, the only liberty to be desired in a state of civil society.

William Paley (1743 - 1805)

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A Quote by Rev. William Paley on anger

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All anger is not sinful, because some degree of it, and on some occasions, is inevitable. But it becomes sinful and contradicts the rule of Scripture when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation, and when it continues long.

William Paley (1743 - 1805)

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