William Godwin Quote

No maxim can be more pernicious than that which would teach us to consult the temper of the times, and to tell only so much as we imagine our contemporaries will be able to bear.


An enquiry concerning political justice, and its influence on general virtue and happiness (ed. 1793)

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No maxim can be more pernicious than that which would teach us to consult the temper of the times, and to tell only so much as we imagine our...

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No maxim can be more pernicious than that which would teach us to consult the temper of the times, and to tell only so much as we imagine our...

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No maxim can be more pernicious than that which would teach us to consult the temper of the times, and to tell only so much as we imagine our...

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No maxim can be more pernicious than that which would teach us to consult the temper of the times, and to tell only so much as we imagine our...