Roger Scruton quotes

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The relation of the soul to the body is like that of a house to its bricks. The soul is a principle of organisation, which governs ...
States are more like people than they are like anything else: they exist by purpose, reason, suffering, and joy. And peace between ...
There is a crucial distinction to be made between innovation and originality. The second, unlike the first, can never break with w ...
The two most potent post-war orthodoxies--socialist politics and modernist art--have at least one feature in common: they are both ...
Fantasy consists in a morbid fascination with unrealities, which secretly transforms itself into a desire to make them real. Imagi ...
The sexual parts are not only vivid examples of the body's dominion; they are also apertures whose damp emissions and ammoniac sme ...
In literary representation, the distinction between the genuinely erotic and the licentious is a distinction not of subject-matter ...
Terrorists often claim to be fighting wars, and to be doing no more than is necessary in war. This is nonsense. War is certainly t ...
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