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Summary

Adam Ferguson was a famous Philosopher from Scotland, who lived between June 20, 1723 and February 22, 1816. He became 92 years old.

Biography

Adam Ferguson, also known as Ferguson of Raith, born in Logierait in Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland, died February 22, 1816 in St. Andrews, was a Scottish philosopher and historian, representatives of the Scottish Enlightenment. He is considered one of sociology's fathers.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 6 quotes who is written / told by Adam.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Ward Beecher, H. C. Andersen, Henry W. Longfellow, Berthold Auerbach, Catherine II, Alexandre Dumas, Samuel Smiles, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, William Ellery Channing, John Stuart Mill, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Charles Dickens, Napoleon Bonaparte, William Hazlitt, Benjamin Disraeli, Thomas Jefferson, Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Johann Gottfried von Herder, V. Cousin

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Famous quotes by Adam Ferguson (6)


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"Man, in his animal capacity, is qualified to subsist in every climate"
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"The history of mankind is confined within a limited period, and from every quarter brings an intimation that human affairs have had a beginning"
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"In every commercial state, notwithstanding any pretension to equal rights, the exaltation of a few must depress the many"
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"The artist finds, that the more he can confine his attention to a particular part of any work, his productions are the more perfect, and grow under his hands in the greater quantities"
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"Every step and every movement of the multitude, even in what are termed enlightened ages, are made with equal blindness to the future; and nations stumble upon establishments, which are indeed the result of human action, but not the execution of any human design"
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"Like the winds that we come we know not whence and blow whither soever they list, the forces of society are derived from an obscure and distant origin. They arise before the date of philosophy, from the instincts, not the speculations of men"


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