William Godwin Quotes

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Born: March 3, 1756, Wisbech,England, UK
Birth Country: England, UK
Died: London, England, UK, April 7, 1836
Occupation: Author, Journalist, Philosopher, Anarchist Ideology: Anarchist

Above all we should not forget that government is an evil, a usurpation upon the private judgement and individual conscience of mankind.
- William Godwin

As the true object of education is not to render the pupil the mere copy of his preceptor, it is rather to be rejoiced in, than lamented, that various reading should lead him into new trains of thinking.
- William Godwin

Government will not fail to employ education, to strengthen its hands, and perpetuate its institutions.
- William Godwin

Learning is the ally, not the adversary of genius... he who reads in a proper spirit, can scarcely read too much.
- William Godwin

Let us not, in the eagerness of our haste to educate, forget all the ends of education.
- William Godwin

My thoughts will be taken up with the future or the past, with what is to come or what has been. Of the present there is necessarily no image.
- William Godwin

The cause of justice is the cause of humanity. Its advocates should overflow with universal good will. We should love this cause, for it conduces to the general happiness of mankind.
- William Godwin

There can be no passion, and by consequence no love, where there is not imagination.
- William Godwin

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.
- William Godwin

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