Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke Quotes

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Indifference must be a crime in us, to be ranked but one degree below treachery; for deserting the commonwealth is next to betraying it.
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Worry is the only insupportable misfortune of life.

— Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke

What a world is this, and how does fortune banter us!

— Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke

No religion ever appeared in the world whose natural tendency was so much directed to promote the peace and happiness of mankind. It makes right reason a law in every possible definition of the word. And therefore, even supposing it to have been purely a human invention, it had been the most amiable and the most useful invention that was ever imposed on mankind for their good.

— Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke

The fire of my adversity has purged the mass of my acquaintance.

— Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke

A long novitiate of acquaintance should precede the vows of friendship.

— Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke

God himself, with reverence be it spoken, is not an absolute but a limited monarch, limited by the rule which infinite wisdom prescribes to infinite power.

— Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke

Indifference must be a crime in us, to be ranked but one degree below treachery; for deserting the commonwealth is next to betraying it.

— Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke

It is a very easy thing to devise good laws; the difficulty is to make them effective. The great mistake is that of looking upon men as virtuous, or thinking that they can be made so by laws; and consequently the greatest art of a politician is to render vices serviceable to the cause of virtue.

— Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke

Lawyers must pry into the recesses of the human heart, and become well acquainted with the whole moral world, that they may discover the abstract reason of all laws.

— Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke

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