The Philosophical Works of the Late Right Honorable Henry St. John, Lord Viscount Bolingbroke, Volume 2

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David Mallet, 1754 - Philosophy
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Page 94 - Bred to think as well as speak by rote, they furnish their minds, as they furnish their houses, or clothe their bodies, with the fancies of other men, and according to the mode of the age and country. They pick up their ideas and notions in common conversation, or in their schools. The first are always superficial, and both are commonly false.
Page 302 - The whole world appears, as soon as we come into historical light, overrun with them. The vulgar embrace them easily, even after the true doctrine of a divine unity has been taught and received...
Page 287 - Plato imagined, after more ancient philosophers, that every man is born with a certain reminiscence, and that when we seem to be taught, we are only put in mind of what we knew in a former state.

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