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Thomas Clarkson Quotes and Sayings

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We cannot suppose therefore that God has made an order of beings,
with such mental qualities and powers,
for the sole purpose of being used as beasts,
or instruments of labour.
- Thomas Clarkson

There are few retreats, that can escape the penetrating eye of avarice.
- Thomas Clarkson

Mankind have their local attachments.
They have a particular regard for the spot,
in which they were born and nurtured.
- Thomas Clarkson

It appears first, that liberty is a natural,
and government an adventitious right,
because all men were originally free.
- Thomas Clarkson

 

When mankind first saw the necessity of government,
it is probable that many had conceived the desire of ruling.
- Thomas Clarkson

Should slavery be abolished there, (and it is an event,
which, from these circumstances, we may reasonably
expect to be produced in time) let it be remembered,
that the Quakers will have had the merit of its abolition.
- Thomas Clarkson

Most of the slaves, who were thus unconditionally freed,
returned without any solicitation to their former masters,
to serve them, at stated wages; as free men.
The work, which they now did, was found to better done than before.
- Thomas Clarkson

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Neither can men, by the same principles,
be considered as lands, goods, or houses,
among possessions.
It is necessary that all property should be inferiour to its possessor.
But how does the slave differ from his master,
but by chance?
- Thomas Clarkson

The right mixture of caring and not caring -
I suppose that's what love is.
- James Hilton

If you don't take full responsibility
for your own happiness,
who do you suppose will?
Your happiness is a one person job -
it begins and ends with you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles;
but today it means getting along with people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Suppose our gratitude could be zero-based gratitude.
With zero-based gratitude,
we would be grateful for everything we had each day -
regardless of whether it was more or less than yesterday.
With zero-based gratitude, I can be grateful for all the people,
the love, the food, the shelter, the services,
the health, that I am blessed with today,
regardless of what I had yesterday.
With zero-based gratitude,
I can be grateful each day for the gift of life itself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

I am better able to imagine hell than heaven;
it is my inheritance,
I suppose.
- Elinor Wylie

"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brain."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brain."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.
- Charles Lamb

Suppose you were an idiot,
and suppose you were a member of Congress;
but I repeat myself.
- Mark Twain

I do read everything that we publish.
We usually have to have two or three votes for a book before we take it on.
So in that sense I suppose it is an orchestra.
- James Laughlin

To suppose more than one supreme Source of infinite wisdom,
power, and all perfections, is to assert that there
is no supreme Being in existence.
- Adam Clarke

Ah, well, then I suppose I shall have to die beyond my means.
- Oscar Wilde

I suppose I should learn Lisp, but it seems so foreign.
- Paul Graham

Well, there's a morality in that you want your work to be good,
I suppose.
- Donald Judd

I suppose the old natural stuff would be ok,
the old mushroom, but I wouldn't advise anyone to do it.
- Noel Redding

So I suppose this slightly mature fashion sense happened because of what I had.
- Carly Simon

There have been many different artists that have been inspirational.
I suppose the question is directed to what was the
reason why I went into fantasy illustration.
- Boris Vallejo

I suppose that's one of the ironies of life doing the
wrong thing at the right moment.
- Charlie Chaplin

It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest
complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.
- Edmund Burke

Any institution which does not suppose the people good,
and the magistrate corruptible, is evil.
- Maximilien Robespierre

Do not for a moment suppose that you must make yourself better,
or prepare your heart for a worthy reception of Christ,
but come at once - come as you are.
- Archibald Alexander

In America any boy may become President and I suppose
it's just one of the risks he takes.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

In my model, important interference phenomena arise
when individual strata come into contact.
These chaotic fluctuations are, I suppose,
what my music is really 'about.'
- Brian Ferneyhough

Well, I suppose I'm interested in ways of storytelling
and in stories that are about storytelling.
- Neil Jordan

At the New York Athletic Club they serve amazing food.
People go there, get healthy, and then eat themselves to death -
which is,
I suppose, the right way to do it.
- Oliver Reed

Thus happiness depends, as nature shows,
less on exterior things than most suppose.
- William Cowper

I suppose you could say my father's world was Thomas
Hardy and my mother's D.H.
Lawrence.
- Seamus Heaney

I suppose an artist takes the elements of his life
and rearranges them and then has them perceived by
others as though they were the elements of their lives.
- Paul Simon

I suppose any note, no matter how sour,
sounds like a song if you hold onto it long enough.
- Dewitt Bodeen

If the people in Britain knew the nature and disposition
of the New England people as well as we do they would
not find so many friends in England as I suppose they do.
- Nathaniel Smith

Well, I think that there is a connection between being
a lawyer and a doctor and an actor.
They kind of, in some ways, have the same appeal,
I suppose.
- Jeffrey Jones

I suppose I'm proudest of my novels for what's imagined in them.
I think the world of my imagination is a richer and
more interesting place than my personal biography.
- John Irving

I'm guilty of extraordinary naivete,
I suppose.
But it's a naivete that I really don't want to abandon,
not even now.
- Jock Sturges

I just find it thrilling, especially when I totally
lock in to the person that I am doing and I'm really flying...
I suppose I am hiding myself when I sing as these other people.
- Jane Horrocks

Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men,
the good and the bad.
But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.
- David Hume

If we suppose that many natural phenomena are in effect computations,
the study of computer science can tell us about the
kinds of natural phenomena that can occur.
- Rudy Rucker

I suppose what's unique about our presentation is the
amount of Scripture that kids get.
- Willie Aames

No man really knows about other human beings.
The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.
- John Steinbeck

I suppose the place where I live is fairly remote,
it would seem remote to some people.
- Daniel Day-Lewis

I suppose if it has a practical purpose,
I appreciate a pat on the back.
I suppose it's rewarding, ultimately.
- Brendan Fraser

Life - and I don't suppose I'm the first to make this comparison -
is a disease: sexually transmitted,
and invariably fatal.
- Neil Gaiman

Disney is thrilling and informative and important and beautiful and suspect.
Butts was a detail I observed later and definitely ties in.
I suppose I was programmed, yeah.
- Mark Morris

I don't think we should ever be at war.
That's kind of naive, I suppose.
- Sandy Duncan

My own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose,
but queerer than we can suppose.
- John B. S. Haldane

I suppose in London they all drink from the same watering holes.
- Trisha Goddard

I have never understood why it should be considered
derogatory to the Creator to suppose that he has a sense of humour.
- William Ralph Inge

Of all fatiguing, futile, empty trades,
the worst, I suppose, is writing about writing.
- Hilaire Belloc

I know I was writing stories when I was five.
I don't know what I did before that.
Just loafed I suppose.
- P. G. Wodehouse

I suppose directing on set is the most fun because
it's a good crack and you feel you're on the battlefield
whereas writing is a fairly solitary undertaking.
- Guy Ritchie

I suppose I shouldn't go around admitting I speak untruths on the radio.
- Ira Glass

She looked at me penetratingly.
So I suppose you can figure out what happened next.
- Iggy Pop

I knew nothing about film at all.
I suppose the biggest surprise is all these things.
In the theatre we sort of do, I might do two or three
key interviews and that would be it.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

My yachts were, I suppose, outstanding status symbols.
- Paul Getty

I suppose you can say I became an odd-job man.
- Lord Mountbatten

When once the itch of literature comes over a man,
nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen.
But if you have not a pen, I suppose you must scratch any way you can.
- Samuel Lover

To imagine yourself inside another person...
is what a storywriter does in every piece of work;
it is his first step,
and his last too, I suppose.
- Eudora Welty

I suppose all writers worry about the well running dry.
- Richard Russo

I've never taken drugs.
My drug, I suppose, is drink.
I never drink before I sing, but I do make up for it when I come off!
- Bonnie Tyler

What can you conceive more silly and extravagant than
to suppose a man racking his brains,
and studying night and day how to fly?
- William Law

When we describe what the other person is really like,
I suppose we often picture what we want.
We look through the prism of our need.
- Ellen Goodman

It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that some
portion of the neglect of science in England,
may be attributed to the system of education we pursue.
- Charles Babbage

The older painting - well, it does have an effect all at once,
I suppose, but it's of a lesser intensity than a lot
of the American work in the last ten or fifteen years.
- Donald Judd

So I suppose poetry, language, the shaping of it,
was and remains for me an effort to make sense out
of essentially senseless situations.
- Thomas Lynch


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