Joseph Priestley

Joseph Priestley

English chemist, philosopher and proponent of deism
But it is not given to every electrician to die in so glorious a manner as the justly envied Richmann.More Joseph Priestley quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
This is unfortunately a world in which things find it difficult, frequently impossible, to live up to their names.More Joseph Priestley quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We should like to have some towering geniuses, to reveal us to ourselves in color and fire...More Joseph Priestley quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Lying is a crime the least liable to variation in its definitions. A child will upon the slightest temptation tell an untruth as readily as the truth. That is, as soon as he can suspect that it will be to his advantage; and the dread that he afterward has of telling a lie is acquired principally by his being threatened, punished, and terrified by those who detect him in it, till at length, a number of painful impressions are annexed to the telling of an untruth, and he comes even to shudder at the thought of it.More Joseph Priestley quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
How glorious, then, is the prospect, the reverse of all the past, which is now opening upon us, and upon the world. Government, we may now expect to see, not only in theory and in books but in actual practice, calculated for the general good, and taking no more upon it than the general good requires, leaving all men the enjoyment of as many of their natural rights as possible, and no more interfering with matters of religion, with men's notions concerning God, and a future state, than with philosophy, or medicine.More Joseph Priestley quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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