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Author:William Godwin
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Quote by William Godwin : “Truth is powerful and if”

Truth is powerful, and, if not instantly, at least by slowdegrees, may make good her possession. Gleams of good sense maypenetrate through the thickest clouds of error … and, as the trueobject of education is not to render the pupil the mere copy of hispreceptor, it is rather to be rejoiced in, than lamented, that variousreading should lead him into new trains of thinking; open to him newmines of science and new incentives to virtue; and perhaps, by a blendedand compound effect, produce in him an improvement which was out of thelimits of his lessons, and raise him to heights the preceptor neverknew. – William Godwin