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There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men, who talk in a road, according to the notions they have borrowed and the prejudices of their education.
He that judges without informing himself to the utmost that he is capable, cannot acquit himself of judging amiss.
Wherever law ends, tyranny begins.
It is of great use to the sailor to know the length of his line, though he cannot with it fathom all the depths of the ocean.
The understanding, like the eye, whilst it makes us see and perceive all things, takes no notice of itself; and it requires art and pains to set it at a distance and make it its own subject.
There cannot any one moral rule be proposed whereof a man may not justly demand a reason.
The visible marks of extraordinary wisdom and power appear so plainly in all the works of creation that a rational creature who will but seriously reflect on them cannot miss the discovery of a diety.
There is not so contemptible a plant or animal that does not confound the most enlarged understanding.
Untruth being unacceptable to the mind of man, there is no other defence left for absurdity but obscurity.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
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