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Quote Left While I am to crawl upon this Planet, I would willingly enjoy the health at least of an insect. Quote Right
Quote Left I am not of the opinion generally entertained in this country [England], that man lives by Greek and Latin alone; that is, by knowing a great ... Quote Right
Quote Left Sculpture and painting are very justly called liberal arts; a lively and strong imagination, together with a just observation, being absolutel... Quote Right
Quote Left An honest man may really love a pretty girl, but only an idiot marries her merely because she is pretty. Quote Right
Quote Left He had a gentleman-like frankness in his behaviour, and as a great point of honour as a minister can have, especially a minister at the head o... Quote Right
Quote Left All I desire for my own burial, is not to be buried alive; but how or where, I think, must be entirely indifferent to every rational creature. Quote Right
Quote Left Gold and silver are but merchandise, as well as cloth or linen; and that nation that buys the least, and sells the most, must always have the ... Quote Right
Quote Left Remember that the wit, humour, and jokes of most mixed companies are local. They thrive in that particular soil, but will not often bear trans... Quote Right
Quote Left A young man, be his merit what it will, can never raise himself; but must, like the ivy round the oak, twine himself round some man of great p... Quote Right
Quote Left Absolute power can only be supported by error, ignorance and prejudice. Quote Right
Quote Left The receipt to make a speaker, and an applauded one too, is short and easy.—Take of common sense quantum sufficit, add a little application ... Quote Right
Quote Left I often wish for the end of the wretched remnant of my life; and that wish is a rational one; but then the innate principle of self-preservati... Quote Right
Quote Left I could heartily wish that you may often be seen to smile, but never heard to laugh while you live. Frequent and loud laughter is the characte... Quote Right
Quote Left There is not a more prudent maxim, than to live with one's enemies as if they may one day become one's friends; as it commonly happens, sooner... Quote Right
Quote Left If a marriage is going to work well, it must be on a solid footing, namely money, and of that commodity it is the girl with the smallest dowry... Quote Right
Quote Left All I can say, in answer to this kind queries [of friends] is that I have not the distemper called the Plague; but that I have all the plagues... Quote Right
Quote Left Merit at Courts, without favour, will do little or nothing; favour, without merit, will do a good deal; but favour and merit together will do ... Quote Right
Quote Left Thirty years ago I said, 'But how can one be sick?' But now I say, 'If only one could find the secret of not being sick, I would not exchange ... Quote Right
Quote Left Armies, though always the supporters and tools of absolute power for the time being, are always the destroyers of it too; by frequently changi... Quote Right
Quote Left He was as jealous of his power as an impotent lover of his mistress, without activity of mind enough to enjoy or exert it, but could not bear ... Quote Right
Quote Left Most arts require long study and application; but the most useful art of all, that of pleasing, requires only the desire. Quote Right
Quote Left Keep your own secret, and get out other people's. Keep your own temper, and artfully warm other people's. Counterwork your rivals with diligen... Quote Right