The laws of nature are the rules according to which effects are produced; but there must be a lawgiver—a cause which operates according to these rules.—The laws of navigation never steered a ship, and the law of gravity never moved a planet.
One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation
The sceptical writers are a set whose business it is to prick holes in the fabric of knowledge wherever it is weak and faulty; and when these places are properly repaired, the whole building becomes more firm and solid than it was before.
If there is anything that can be called genius, it consists chiefly in the ability to give that attention to a subject which keeps it steadily in the mind, till we have surveyed it accurately on all sides.
Topics: Attention, Focus, Concentration, Genius
There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words.
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