Anthony Collins

Profession : Philosopher
Nationality : British
Birth : 21st June, 1676
Death : 13th December, 1729
About : Anthony Collins was born in Heston, near Hounslow in Middlesex, England. He  was an English philosopher, and a proponent of deism. He was educated at Eton College and King's College, Cambridge, and studied law at the Middle Temple. The most interesting episode of his life was his intimacy with John Locke, who in his letters speaks of him with affection and admiration. In 1715 he settled in Essex, where he held the offices of justice of the peace and deputy-lieutenant, which he had previously held in Middlesex. In 1724 Collins published his Discourse of the Grounds and Reasons of the Christian Religion, with An Apology for Free Debate and Liberty of Writing prefixed. In philosophy, Collins takes a foremost place as a defender of Necessitarianism.

Anthony Collins Quotes

I am obliged to believe certain opinions myself. No man’s belief will save me except my own.
It is not enough to render things equal to the will, that they are equal or alike in themselves.
Willing or preferring is the same with respect to good and evil, that judging is with respect to truth or falsehood.

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Anger and hatred lead to fear; compassion and concern for others allow us to develop self-confidence, which breeds trust and friendship.

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