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Joseph Priestley

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The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.

— Joseph Priestley

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Like its politicians and its war, society has the teenagers it deserves.

— Joseph Priestley

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As we read the school reports on our children, we realize a sense of relief that can rise to delight that thank Heaven nobody is reporting in this fashion on us.

— Joseph Priestley

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Every man, when he comes to be sensible of his natural rights, and to feel his own importance, will consider himself as fully equal to any other person whatever.

— Joseph Priestley

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It is no use speaking in soft, gentle tones if everyone else is shouting.

— Joseph Priestley

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What I have known with respect to myself, has tended much to lessen both my admiration, and my contempt, of others.

— Joseph Priestley

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Could we have entered into the mind of Sir Isaac Newton, and have traced all the steps by which he produced his great works, we might see nothing very extraordinary in the process.

— Joseph Priestley

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Will is nothing more than a particular case of the general doctrine of association of ideas, and therefore a perfectly mechanical thing.

— Joseph Priestley

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Methodists in Leeds penned a hymn asking God to "the Unitarian fiend expel / And chase his doctrine back to Hell. While in Paris however Priestley managed to replicate the experiment for others including French chemist Antoine Lavoisier. ) – 6 February 1804) was an 18th-century English theologian Dissenting clergyman natural philosopher chemist educator and political theorist who publiJoseph Priestleyd over 150 works.

It was his metaphysical works however that had the most lasting influence: leading philosophers including Jeremy Bentham John Stuart Mill and Herbert Spencer credit them among the primary sources for utilitarianism. He believed that a proper understanding of the natural world would promote human progress and eventually bring about the Christian Millennium. He is usually credited with the discovery of oxygen having isolated it in its gaseous state although Carl Wilhelm Scheele and Antoine Lavoisier also have a claim to the discovery.

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