William Godwin Quotes

44 William Godwin quotes:

"The great model of the affection of love in human beings is the sentiment which subsists between parents and children."
"As the true object of education is not to render the pupil the mere copy of his preceptor, it is rather to be rejoiced in, than lamented, that various reading should lead him into new trains of thinking. . . ."
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"The most desirable mode of education. . . . is that which is careful that all the acquisitions of the pupil shall be preceded and accompanied by desire . . . The boy, like the man, studies because he desires it. He proceeds upon a plan of is own invention, or by which, by adopting, he has made his own. Everything bespeaks independence and inequality."
Author: Godwin Quotes Category: Education Quotes
"Government will not fail to employ education, to strengthen its hands, and perpetuate its institutions."
"Let us not, in the eagerness of our haste to educate, forget all the ends of education."
"Justice is the sum of all moral duty."
"He has no right to his life when his duty calls him to resign it. Other men are bound... to deprive him of life or liberty, if that should appear in any case to be indispensably necessary to prevent a greater evil."
"One of the prerogatives by which man is eminently distinguished from all other living beings inhabiting this globe of earth, consists in the gift of reason."
Author: Godwin Quotes Category: English Writer Quotes Earth Quotes
"But the watchful care of the parent is endless. The youth is never free from the danger of grating interference."
"To him it is an ocean, unfathomable, and without a shore."
"There must be room for the imagination to exercise its powers; we must conceive and apprehend a thousand things which we do not actually witness."
"Revolutions are the produce of passion, not of sober and tranquil reason."
"The philosophy of the wisest man that ever existed, is mainly derived from the act of introspection."
"There is reverence that we owe to everything in human shape."
Author: Godwin Quotes Category: English Writer Quotes Human Quotes
"In cases where every thing is understood, and measured, and reduced to rule, love is out of the question."
"Man is the only creature we know, that, when the term of his natural life is ended, leaves the memory of himself behind him."
"What can be more clear and sound in explanation, than the love of a parent to his child?"
"My thoughts will be taken up with the future or the past, with what is to come or what has been. Of the present there is necessarily no image."
"He that loves reading has everything within his reach."
"There can be no passion, and by consequence no love, where there is not imagination."

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