William Godwin

William Godwin

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Author Profession: English writer
Born: March 03, 1756
Died: April 07, 1836
Birth Sign: Pisces

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He that loves reading has everything within his reach.

The diligent scholar is he that loves himself, and desires to have reason to applaud and love himself.

The philosophy of the wisest man that ever existed, is mainly derived from the act of introspection.

There can be no passion, and by consequence no love, where there is not imagination.

Let us not, in the eagerness of our haste to educate, forget all the ends of education.

Make men wise, and by that very operation you make them free. Civil liberty follows as a consequence of this; no usurped power can stand against the artillery of opinion.

If he who employs coercion against me could mould me to his purposes by argument, no doubt he would. He pretends to punish me because his argument is strong; but he really punishes me because his argument is weak.

The lessons of their early youth regulated the conduct of their riper years.

But the watchful care of the parent is endless. The youth is never free from the danger of grating interference.

Above all we should not forget that government is an evil, a usurpation upon the private judgement and individual conscience of mankind.

Perseverance is an active principle, and cannot continue to operate but under the influence of desire.

Study with desire is real activity; without desire it is but the semblance and mockery of activity.

To him it is an ocean, unfathomable, and without a shore.

What can be more clear and sound in explanation, than the love of a parent to his child?

We cannot perform our tasks to the best of our power, unless we think well of our own capacity.

The great model of the affection of love in human beings is the sentiment which subsists between parents and children.

Revolution is engendered by an indignation with tyranny, yet is itself pregnant with tyranny.

It is probable that there is no one thing that it is of eminent importance for a child to learn.

Man is the only creature we know, that, when the term of his natural life is ended, leaves the memory of himself behind him.

Revolutions are the produce of passion, not of sober and tranquil reason.

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I grew up loving horses. I was relatively obsessed, starting with my rocking horse at age 2, all the way through my painting and drawing phase. Diane Lane

I really am happy that I met my agency and my management company, because they see me as a person and not just a Latin woman. Daniella Alonso

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