Passion and prejudice govern the world, only under the name of reason.
Passion and prejudice govern the world; only under the name of reason.
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you can.
Giving up witchcraft is, in effect, giving up the Bible
Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn.
It is true ... that the English in general, and indeed most of the men of learning in Europe, have given up all accounts of witches and apparitions as mere old wives' fables. I am sorry for it, and I willingly take this opportunity of entering my solemn protest against this violent compliment which so many that believe the Bible pay to those who do not believe it. I owe them no such service. I take knowledge that these are at the bottom of the outcry which has been raised, and with such insolence spread through the land, in direct opposition, not only to the Bible, but to the suffrage of the wisest and the best of men in all ages and nations. They well know (whether Christians know it or not) that the giving up of witchcraft is in effect giving up the Bible. With my latest breath I will bear testimony against giving up to infidels one great proof of the invisible world; I mean that of witchcraft and apparitions, confirmed by the testimony of all ages.