Five Roger Scruton Quotes

By Peter Darcy | On Oct 23, 2015 | No Comments | In Wisdom Quotes
  1. “A writer who says that there are no truths, or that all truth is ‘merely relative,’ is asking you not to believe him. So don’t.”
  2. “The accumulated evidence of human nature tells us that the only improvement that lies within our control is the improvement of ourselves.”
  3. “The important thing is to acquire intellectual discipline, to learn how to distinguish genuine questions from spurious phantoms.”
  4.   “Without tradition, originality cannot exist: for it is only against a tradition that it becomes perceivable.”
  5.   “It is not enough to be nice; you have to be good. We are attracted by nice people; but only on the assumption that their niceness is a sign of goodness.”

 ~Roger Scruton is a British philosopher (1944 – )


Written by Peter Darcy

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