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.
Disbelief in futurity loosens in a great measure the ties of morality, and may be for that reason pernicious to the peace of civil society.
- Immanuel Kant Prussian German Philosopher
- Thomas Reid Scottish Philosopher
- John Stuart Mill British Philosopher
- Bertrand A. Russell British Philosopher
- Adam Smith Scottish Philosopher
- John Locke English Philosopher
- R. G. Collingwood British Philosopher
- Francis Bacon English Philosopher
- Alan Watts British Buddhist Philosopher
- Colin Wilson British Philosopher