William Godwin Quote

It is absurd to expect the inclinations and wishes of two human beings to coincide, through any long period of time. To oblige them to act and live together is to subject them to some inevitable potion of thwarting, bickering, and unhappiness.


Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, and Its Influence on Morals and Happiness: By William Godwin (ed. 1798)

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It is absurd to expect the inclinations and wishes of two human beings to coincide, through any long period of time. To oblige them to act and live...

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It is absurd to expect the inclinations and wishes of two human beings to coincide, through any long period of time. To oblige them to act and live...

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It is absurd to expect the inclinations and wishes of two human beings to coincide, through any long period of time. To oblige them to act and live...

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It is absurd to expect the inclinations and wishes of two human beings to coincide, through any long period of time. To oblige them to act and live...