The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.
I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits.
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- Immanuel Kant Prussian German Philosopher
- Francis Bacon English Philosopher
- David Hume Scottish Philosopher, Historian
- John Stuart Mill English Philosopher, Economist
- Aristotle Ancient Greek Philosopher
- Bertrand A. Russell British Philosopher
- Roger Bacon English Philosopher
- William of Ockham English Philosopher
- Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke English Politician
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau Swiss Philosopher