Joseph Priestley

Joseph Priestley

English chemist, philosopher and proponent of deism
It is no use speaking in soft, gentle tones if everyone else is shouting.More Joseph Priestley quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The feeling of it to my lungs was not sensibly different from that of common air; but I fancied that my breast felt peculiarly light and easy for some time afterwards. Who can tell but that, in time, this pure air may become a fashionable article in luxury. Hitherto only two mice and myself have had the privilege of breathing it.More Joseph Priestley quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The mind of man can never be wholly barren. Through our whole lives we are subject to successive impressions; for, either new ideas are continually flowing in, or traces of the old ones are marked deeper. If, therefore, you be not acquiring good principles be assured that you are acquiring bad ones; if you be not forming virtuous habits you are, how insensibly soever to yourselves, forming vicious ones...More Joseph Priestley quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It pleased God to make one nation the medium of all His communications with mankind: This the nation of the Jews has done to a considerable degree in all ages As civilization extended, they by one means or another became most wonderfully dispersed through all countries; and at this day they are almost literally everywhere, the most conspicuous, and in the eye of reason and religion, the most respectable nation on the face of the earth.More Joseph Priestley quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Joseph Priestley quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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