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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Abraham Tucker
 
  This discovers to us the expedient of a steadiness and consistency of conduct, and renders the having willed a thing a motive with us to will it still, until some cogent reason shall occur to the contrary.
Abraham Tucker.    
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  Nor is the lowest herd incapable of that sincerest of pleasures, the consciousness of acting right; for rectitude does not consist in extensiveness of knowledge, but in doing the best according to the lights afforded.
Abraham Tucker.    
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  There are various degrees of strength in judgments, from the lowest surmise, to notion, opinion, persuasion, and the highest assurance, which we call certainty.
Abraham Tucker.    
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  When the purpose we aim at does not ensue upon our first endeavours, the mind redoubles her efforts, under an apprehension that a stronger exertion may succeed where a weaker did not.
Abraham Tucker.    
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  The moralist, though he always prefers substantials before forms, yet, where the latter affect the former, he will stickle as earnestly for them.
Abraham Tucker.    
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  The land of philosophy contains partly an open, champaign country, passable by every common understanding, and partly a range of woods, traversable only by the speculative.
Abraham Tucker.    
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