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SIR JOHN FREDERICK WILLIAM HERSCHEL, 1ST BARONET HERSCHEL
English astronomer
(1792 - 1871)

No doubt the testimony of natural reason, on whatever exercised, must, of necessity, stop short of those truths which it is the object of revelation to make known; still it places the existence and personal attributes of the Deity on such grounds as to render doubts absurd and atheism ridiculous.
      - [Reason]

Self-respect,--the corner-stone of all virtue.
      - [Self-respect]

The besetting evil of our age is the temptation to squander and dilute thought on a thousand different lines of inquiry.
      - [Speculation]

There is a gentle, but perfectly irresistible coercion in a habit of reading well directed, over the whole tenor of a man's character and conduct, which is not the less effectual because it works insensibly, and because it is really the last thing he dreams of.
      - [Reading]


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