John Arbuthnot

Born: April 29, 1667

Die: February 27, 1735

Occupation: Physician

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John Arbuthnot

All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies.

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John Arbuthnot

Never contradict. Never explain. Never apologize. (Those are the secrets of a happy life!)

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John Arbuthnot

Law is a Bottomless-Pit, it is a Cormorant, a Harpy, that devours every thing.

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John Arbuthnot

He warns the heads of parties against believing their own lies.

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John Arbuthnot

Hocus was an old cunning attorney. The words of consecration, "Hoc est corpus," were travestied into a nickname for jugglery, as "Hocus-pocus." - John Richard Green, A Short History of the English People,...

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John Arbuthnot

Law is a bottomless pit.

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John Arbuthnot

Among innumerable footsteps of divine providence to be found in the works of nature, there is a very remarkable one to be observed in the exact balance that is maintained, between the numbers of men and...

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John Arbuthnot

Mathematical Knowledge adds a manly Vigour to the Mind, frees it from Prejudice, Credulity, and Superstition.

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John Arbuthnot

The Reader may here observe the Force of Numbers, which can be successfully applied, even to those things, which one would imagine are subject to no Rules. There are very few things which we know, which...

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It is impossible for a Die, with such determin'd force and direction, not to fall on such determin'd side, only I don't know the force and direction which makes it fall on such determin'd side, and therefore...

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John Arbuthnot

The Mathematics are Friends to Religion, inasmuch as they charm the Passions, restrain the Impetuosity of the Imagination, and purge the Mind from Error and Prejudice. Vice is Error, Confusion, and false...

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John Arbuthnot

Biography is one of the new terrors of death.

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