Quotation Explorer - 'Precepts'

Learn from me, if not by my precepts, then by my example, how dangerous is the pursuit of knowledge and how much happier is that man who believes his native town to be the world than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow. - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
To the corruptions of Christianity I am, indeed opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself. I am a Christian, in the only sense in which he wished any one to be; sincerely attached to his doctrines, in preference to all others. - Thomas Jefferson
How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, his precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep Holidays than Commandments. - Benjamin Franklin
How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, His precepts! - Benjamin Franklin
Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only. - Samuel Smiles
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