Quotes by James Mackintosh

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Sir James Mackintosh (October 24, 1765 - May 30, 1832), Scottish publicist, was undoubtedly one of the most cultured and catholic-minded men of his time. His studies and sympathies embraced almost every human interest, except pure science. He was trained as a doctor and barrister, working also as a journalist, judge, administrator, professor, philosopher and politician.

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It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are.

Maxims are the condensed good sense of nations.
Whatever is popular deserves attention.