Godfrey Higgins Quote
“Anacalypsis: An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil of the Saitic or an Inquiry into the Origin of Languages, Nations and Religions.”
Full title of the work. - Anacalypsis (published 1833)
“The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.”
―Samuel Butler (novelist)
The Fair Haven, Memoir of the Late John Pickard Owen, Ch. 3 (1873).
Section 16. - Religio Medici (1642)
“In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.”
Lectures on Ethics: The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant, translated by Peter Heath, Cambridge University Press, 1997, p. 192 - ISBN: 9780521788045
“Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”
―George Bernard Shaw
Bernard Shaw: Selections of his wit and wisdom (Follett Pub. Co., 1965), p. 179
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsGodfrey Higgins
Bio: Godfrey Higgins, was an archaeologist, Freemason and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, humanist, social reformer, and author of various now-esoteric and rare books. He was remembered by his parish as a political radical, reforming county magistrate and idiosyncratic historian of religions.