Quotes by Benjamin Rush

Benjamin Rush

American politician

Alive from: 1745-1813

Category: Politics

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    A pioneer is generally a man who has outlived his credit or fortune in the cultivated parts.
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    Christianity is the only true and perfect religion, and in proportion as mankind adopt its principles and obey its precepts, they will be wise and happy. And a better knowledge of this religion is to be acquired by reading the Bible than in any other way.
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    Dreams are nothing but incoherent ideas, occasioned by partial or imperfect sleep.
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    Freedom can exist only in the society of knowledge. Without learning, men are incapable of knowing their rights.
    Source: Education Agreeable to a Republican Form of Government[2]
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    Mirth, and even cheerfulness, when employed as remedies in low spirits, are like hot water to a frozen limb.
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    Our authors and scholars are generally men of business, and make their literary pursuits subservient to their interests.
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    Temperate, sincere, and intelligent inquiry and discussion are only to be dreaded by the advocates of error. The truth need not fear them...
    Source: Provisions of the Last Will and Testament of Dr. James Rush[1]
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    The turgid style of Johnson, the purple glare of Gibbon, and even the studied and thickset metaphors of Junius are all equally unnatural, and should not be admitted into our company.
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