The best Quotes by William Godwin

The best Quotes by William Godwin

William Godwin (3 March 1756 – 7 April 1836) was an English journalist, political philosopher and novelist. He is considered one of the first exponents of utilitarianism and the first modern proponent of anarchism.

Perseverance is an active principle, and cannot continue to operate but under the influence of desire.
Revolutions are the produce of passion, not of sober and tranquil reason.
There must be room for the imagination to exercise its powers; we must conceive and apprehend a thousand things which we do not actually witness.
The philosophy of the wisest man that ever existed, is mainly derived from the act of introspection.
Above all we should not forget that government is an evil, a usurpation upon the private judgement and individual conscience of mankind.

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You don't build a great castle just all at once.
Castle: "Do I look like a killer to you?"
Beckett: "Yes. You kill my patience."
Don't exploit an advantage just because it emerges; wait until the optimal moment, then strike.
Ciri in The Witcher - III - Wild Hunt
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Patience is what separates good hunters from dead ones.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
My dad said to me, 'Work hard and be patient.' It was the best advice he ever gave me. You have to put the hours in.
Be patient. Patience is the mother of all virtues.
Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.
Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.
Patience is the art of hoping.
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Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work.
Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength.
One thing I've learned about life is that if you really let go, it's just a joy ride.
Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back!
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If citizens followed their leaders' example throughout history, the human race would have died out centuries ago.
Heather Brewer in Vladimir Tod - Ninth Grade Slays
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Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.
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The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
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To overthrow oppression has been sanctioned by humanity and is the highest aspiration of every free man.
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Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
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Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
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You can destroy wood and brick, but you can't destroy a movement.
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The revolutions of the Arab Spring happened because people realized they were the power.
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When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.
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Revolutions are the locomotives of history.
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Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains.
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There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance.
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Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?
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Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.
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Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited.
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Gaston: "How can you read this, there's no pictures?"
Belle: "Well, some people use their imagination."
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"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies," said Jojen. "The man who never reads lives only once."
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The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
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The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
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Doors are for people with no imagination.
Derek Landy in Skulduggery Pleasant - Der Gentleman mit der Feuerhand
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When a person is lucky enough to live inside a story, to live inside an imaginary world, the pains of this world disappear. For as long as the story goes on, reality no longer exists.
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It's like we talked about, you control this world. Let the pain go, let the hurt go, let the guilt go. What you are imagining right now, that world you control. That place can be as real as any pain.
Dr. Vera Gorski in Sucker Punch
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Haven't Luke Skywalker and Santa Claus affected your lives more than most real people in this room? I mean, whether Jesus is real or not, he's had a bigger impact on the world than any of us have. And the same could be said of Bugs Bunny... and Superman and Harry Potter. They've changed my life, changed the way I act on the Earth. Doesn't that make them kind of real?
Kyle Broflovski in South Park - Season 11 Episode 12
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We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.
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I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?
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One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
Joe Biden - März 2024
What do you call an Asian Dwayne Johnson?
The Wok.
I'm paranoid. On my stationary bike, I have a rear view mirror.
When you're in love it's the most glorious two and a half days of your life.
I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back.
I tried phone sex - it gave me an ear infection.

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