Thomas Mayne Reid

Thomas Mayne Reid

a English writer and author of adventure novels
But when, in the first setting out, he takes it for granted without proof, that distinctions found in the structure of all languages, have no foundation in nature; this surely is too fastidious a way of treating the common sense of mankind.More Thomas Mayne Reid quotes [12/21/2011 02:12:23]
There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words.More Thomas Mayne Reid quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The rules of navigation never navigated a ship. The rules of architecture never built a house.More Thomas Mayne Reid quotes [12/21/2011 02:12:57]
Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion.More Thomas Mayne Reid quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A philosopher is, no doubt, entitled to examine even those distinctions that are to be found in the structure of all languages... in that case, such a distinction may be imputed to a vulgar error, which ought to be corrected in philosophy.More Thomas Mayne Reid quotes [12/21/2011 02:12:58]

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