Quotes by Benjamin Whichcote

Benjamin Whichcote

British philosopher

Alive from: 1609-1683

Category: Philosophers

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    Among politicians the esteem of religion is profitable; the principles of it are troublesome.
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    Fear is the denomination of the Old Testament; belief is the denomination of the New.
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    He that would have the perfection of pleasure must be moderate in the use of it.
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    None are so empty as those who are full of themselves.
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    Some things must be good in themselves, else there could be no measure whereby to lay out good and evil.
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    The government of man should be the monarchy of reason: it is too often the democracy of passions or the anarchy of humors.
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    The longest sword, the strongest lungs, the most voices, are false measures of truth.
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    The more mysterious, the more imperfect: that which is mystically spoken is but half spoken.
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