28 Total Quotes

Joseph Priestley Quotes

Like its politicians and its war, society has the teenagers it deserves
Joseph Priestley
#Politicians

Will is nothing more than a particular case of the general doctrine of association of ideas, and therefore a perfectly mechanical thing.
Joseph Priestley
#English Scientist #Doctrine

Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch.
Joseph Priestley
#British Writer #Advertising

Marriage is like paying an endless visit in your worst clothes.
Joseph Priestley
#British Writer #Clothes

The greater part of critics are parasites, who, if nothing had been written, would find nothing to write.
Joseph Priestley
#British Writer

We pay when old for the excesses of youth.
Joseph Priestley
#Age And Aging #Excess

The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.
Joseph Priestley
#Communication #English Scientist

Many a man is praised for his reserve and so-called shyness when he is simply too proud to risk making a fool of himself.
Joseph Priestley
#British Writer

What I have known with respect to myself, has tended much to lessen both my admiration, and my contempt, of others.
Joseph Priestley
#English Scientist

I never read the life of any important person without discovering that he knew more and could do more than I could ever hope to know or do in half a dozen lifetimes.
Joseph Priestley
#British Writer #Life

When I was young there was no respect for the young, and now that I am old there is no respect for the old. I missed out coming and going.
Joseph Priestley
#British Writer

It is no use speaking in soft, gentle tones if everyone else is shouting.
Joseph Priestley
#Communication #English Scientist

Could we have entered into the mind of Sir Isaac Newton, and have traced all the steps by which he produced his great works, we might see nothing very extraordinary in the process.
Joseph Priestley
#Mind #English Scientist

To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.
Joseph Priestley
#Attitude

To show a child what once delighted you, to find the child's delight added to your own - this is happiness.
Joseph Priestley
#Happiness

She was a handsome woman of forty-five and would remain so for many years.
Joseph Priestley
#British Writer #Woman

As we read the school reports on our children, we realize a sense of relief that can rise to delight that thank Heaven nobody is reporting in this fashion on us.
Joseph Priestley
#English Scientist

Every man, when he comes to be sensible of his natural rights, and to feel his own importance, will consider himself as fully equal to any other person whatever.
Joseph Priestley
#English Scientist

Like its politicians and its war, society has the teenagers it deserves.
Joseph Priestley
#English Scientist