Facts about Thomas Reid

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Thomas Reid was a famous Philosopher from Scotland, who lived between April 26, 1710 and October 7, 1796. He/she became 86 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 7 quotes who is written / told by Thomas.

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Famous quotes by Thomas Reid (7)


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"The rules of navigation never navigated a ship. The rules of architecture never built a house"
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"It is a question of fact, whether the influence of motives be fixed by laws of nature, so that they shall always have the same effect in the same circumstances"
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"And, if we have any evidence that the wisdom which formed the plan is in the man, we have the very same evidence, that the power which executed it is in him also"
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"But when, in the first setting out, he takes it for granted without proof, that distinctions found in the structure of all languages, have no foundation in nature; this surely is too fastidious a way of treating the common sense of mankind"
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"A philosopher is, no doubt, entitled to examine even those distinctions that are to be found in the structure of all languages... in that case, such a distinction may be imputed to a vulgar error, which ought to be corrected in philosophy"
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"There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words"
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"Every indication of wisdom, taken from the effect, is equally an indication of power to execute what wisdom planned"


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