Quotes by Henry Home

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Henry Home, Lord Kames (1696 December 27, 1782) was a Scottish philosopher of the 18th century. Born in Kames, Berwickshire, he became an advocate (the Scottish equivalent of the English barrister) and was one of the leaders of the Scottish Enlightenment. In 1752, he was "raised to the bench", thus acquiring the title of Lord Kames.

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The difficulty is not that great to die for a friend, the hard part is finding a friend worth dying for.

Violent passions are formed in solitude. In the busy world no object has time to make a deep impression.
The truly generous is the truly wise, and he who loves not others, lives unblest.