Among well-bred people a mutual deference is affected, contempt for others is disguised; authority concealed; attention given to each in his turn; and an easy stream of conversation maintained without vehemence, without interruption, without eagerness for victory, and without any airs of superiority.
Topics: Conversation, Manners
It is certain that a serious attention to the sciences and liberal arts softens and humanizes the temper, and cherishes those fine emotions in which true virtue and honor consist. It very rarely happens that a man of taste and learning is not, at least, an honest man, whatever frailties may attend him.
A man’s time, when well husbanded, is like a cultivated field, of which a few acres produces more of what is useful to life, than extensive provinces, even of the richest soil, when overrun with weeds and brambles.
- Immanuel Kant Prussian German Philosopher
- Thomas Reid Scottish Philosopher
- John Stuart Mill English Philosopher, Economist
- Bertrand A. Russell British Philosopher, Mathematician
- Adam Smith Scottish Philosopher
- John Locke English Philosopher
- R. G. Collingwood British Historian, Philosopher
- Francis Bacon English Philosopher
- Colin Wilson British Philosopher
- F. H. Bradley British Philosopher