JONES, Sir William Quotes
(1746-1794), English orientalist
The Bible contains more true sublimity, more exquisite beauty, more pure morality, more important history, and finer strains of poetry and eloquence, than can be collected from all other books, in whatever age or language they may have been written.
If I am asked who is the greatest man? I answer the best; and if I am required to say who is the best? I reply he that has deserved most of his fellow creatures.
What constitutes a state? Not high raised battlement, or labored mound, thick wall, or moated gate; not cities, proud with spires and turrets crowned, nor bays and broad-armed ports, where, laughing at the storm, rich navies ride, nor starred and spangled courts.—No!—men, high-minded men, with powers as far above all brutes endowed as beasts excel cold rocks and brambles; men, who their duties know, but know their rights, and knowing dare maintain—these constitute a state.