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Henry St. John Bolingbroke
(1678-1751) born on
Sep 16
English statesman, politician. He was a prominent Tory politician and a major political propagandist in opposition to the Whig Party.
         
   
F
The shortest and surest way of arriving at real knowledge is to unlearn the lessons we have been taught, to mount the first principles, and take nobody's word about them.

R
We can only reason from what is; we can reason on actualities, but not on possibilities
A
Cunning . . . is but the low mimic of wisdom.
N
I have observed, that in comedy, the best actor plays the part of the droll, while some scrub rogue is made the hero, or fine gentleman. So, in this farce of life, wise men pass their time in mirth, whilst fools only are serious.
K
Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Poor Man's College Quotations Collection," ed. Sidney Madwed, AAPEX software, 1994.
R: In "Poor Man's College Quotations Collection," ed. Sidney Madwed, AAPEX software, 1994.
A: In "Wisdom of the Ages at Your Fingertips," MCR software, 1995.
N: In "Wisdom of the Ages at Your Fingertips," MCR software, 1995.
K: In "Poor Man's College Quotations Collection," ed. Sidney Madwed, AAPEX software, 1994.
   


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