Joseph Priestley Quotes

13 Joseph Priestley quotes:

"Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch."
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"We pay when old for the excesses of youth."
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"Will is nothing more than a particular case of the general doctrine of association of ideas, and therefore a perfectly mechanical thing."
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"What I have known with respect to myself, has tended much to lessen both my admiration, and my contempt, of others."
"Could we have entered into the mind of Sir Isaac Newton, and have traced all the steps by which he produced his great works, we might see nothing very extraordinary in the process."
"As we read the school reports on our children, we realize a sense of relief that can rise to delight that thank Heaven nobody is reporting in this fashion on us."
"Every man, when he comes to be sensible of his natural rights, and to feel his own importance, will consider himself as fully equal to any other person whatever."
"I never read the life of any important person without discovering that he knew more and could do more than I could ever hope to know or do in half a dozen lifetimes."
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"She was a handsome woman of forty-five and would remain so for many years."
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"Marriage is like paying an endless visit in your worst clothes."
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"It is no use speaking in soft, gentle tones if everyone else is shouting."
"The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate."
"To show a child what once delighted you, to find the child's delight added to your own - this is happiness."

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