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Enlightenment, The
Engrave this Quote How glorious, then, is the prospect, the reverse of all the past, which is now opening upon us, and upon the world. Government, we may now expect to see, not only in theory and in books but in actual practice, calculated for the general good, and taking no more upon it than the general good requires, leaving all men the enjoyment of as many of their natural rights as possible, and no more interfering with matters of religion, with men's notions concerning God, and a future state, than with philosophy, or medicine.
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-Joseph Priestley, in a letter to Edmund Burke
Pride
Engrave this Quote Many a man is praised for his reserve and so-called shyness when he is simply too proud to risk making a fool of himself.
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-Joseph Priestley, All About Ourselves and Other Essays

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