Great Throughts Treasury

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Impiety

"If a man were born so divinely gifted that he could naturally apprehend the truth, he would have no need of laws to rule over him; for there is no law or order which is above knowledge, nor can mind, without impiety, be deemed the subject or slave of any man, but rather the lord of all. I speak of mind, true and free, and in harmony with nature. But then there is no such mind anywhere, or at least not so much and therefore we must choose law and order, which are second best." - Plato NULL

"Those the impiety of whose lives makes them regret a deity, and secretly wish there were none, will greedily listen to atheistical notions." - Joseph Glanvill

"But fish not with this melancholy bait for this fool gudgeon, this opinion." -