''Truth ... never comes into the world but like a Bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her forth.''
''A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.''
''None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but licence.''
''I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race where that immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat.''
''Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live.''
''Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.''
''To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable.''
''Lords are lordliest in their wine.''
''Adam inquires concerning celestial motions, is doubtfully answered, and exhorted to search rather things more worthy of knowledge.''
''Beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies.''
''No man who knows aught, can be so stupid to deny that all men naturally were born free.''
''Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil.''
''When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for.''
''A man may be a heretic in the truth; and if he believe things only because his pastor says so, or the assembly so determines, without knowing other reason, though his belief be true, yet the very truth he holds becomes his heresy.''