Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Lord Francis Jeffrey

Scottish Jurist, Judge, Critic and Editor

"A good name, like good will, is got by many actions and lost by one."

"Beware of prejudices. They are like rats, and men's minds are like traps; prejudices get in easily, but it is doubtful if they ever get out... There is nothing respecting which a man must so long unconscious, as of the extent and strength of his prejudices... Opinions grounded [founded] on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence."

"An obligation is something which constrains or induces us to act."

"Good-will, like a good name, is got by any actions, and lost by one."

"Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence."

"There is nothing respecting which a man may be so long unconscious as of the extent and strength of his prejudices."