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DUGALD STEWART
Scottish philosopher
(1753 - 1828)

As the air and manner of a gentleman can be acquired only by living habitually in the best society, so grace in composition must be attained by an habitual acquaintance with classical writers.
      - [Style]

D'Alembert tells us that Voltaire had always lying on his table the "Petit Careme" of Massillon and the "Tragedies" of Racine; the former to fix his taste in prose composition, and the latter in poetry.
      - [Style]

Every man has some peculiar train of thought which he falls back upon when he is alone. This, to a great degree, moulds the man.
      - [Thought]

Religion consists not so much in joyous feelings as in a constant exercise of devotedness to God.
      - [Religion]

That the principle of self-love (or, in other words, the desire of happiness) is neither an object of approbation nor of blame, is sufficiently obvious. It is inseparable from the nature of man as a rational and a sensitive being.
      - [Self-love]

There are very few original thinkers in the world, or ever have been; the greatest part of those who are called philosophers, have adopted the opinions of some who went before them.
      - [Thinkers : Thought]


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