REID, Thomas Quotes
(1710-1796), Scottish philosopher
If there be anything that can be called genius, it consists chiefly in ability to give that attention to a subject which keeps it steadily in the mind, till we have surveyed it accurately on all sides.
The laws of nature are the rules according to which effects are produced; but there must be a lawgiver—a cause which operates according to these rules.—The laws of navigation never steered a ship, and the law of gravity never moved a planet.
The sceptical writers are a set whose business it is to prick holes in the fabric of knowledge wherever it is weak and faulty; and when these places are properly repaired, the whole building becomes more firm and solid than it was before.