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William Winwood Reade
1838 - 1875
Nationality: Scottish
Category: Historian

The philosophic spirit of inquiry may be traced to brute curiosity, and that to the habit of examining all things in search of food.


A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality.


If we look into ourselves we discover propensities which declare that our intellects have arisen from a lower form; could our minds be made visible we should find them tailed.


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