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Quote Left Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy. Quote Right
Quote Left Give me the clear blue sky above my head, and the green turf beneath my feet, a winding road before me, and a three hours' march to dinner - and then to thinking! It is hard if I cannot start some game on these lone heaths. Quote Right
Quote Left To give a reason for anything is to breed a doubt of it. Quote Right
Quote Left A Whig is properly what is called a Trimmer -- that is, a coward to both sides of the question, who dare not be a knave nor an honest man, but is a sort of whiffing, shuffling, cunning, silly, contemptible, unmeaning negation of the two. Quote Right
Quote Left The world judge of men by their ability in their profession, and we judge of ourselves by the same test: for it is on that on which our success in life depends. Quote Right
Quote Left It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse. Quote Right
Quote Left Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope. Few are reduced so low as that. Quote Right
Quote Left A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions. Quote Right
Quote Left A hair in the head is worth two in the brush. Quote Right
Quote Left Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts. Quote Right
Quote Left There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny. You may order and drive an individual, but you cannot make him respect you. Quote Right
Quote Left The player envies only the player, the poet envies only the poet. Quote Right
Quote Left The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness than the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings. Quote Right
Quote Left If the schemes of Utopians could be realized, the tone of society would be changed from what it is, into a sort of insipid high life. There could be no fine tragedies written; nor would there be any pleasure in seeing them. We tend to this conclusion already with the progress of civilization. Quote Right
Quote Left When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest. Quote Right
Quote Left If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory. Quote Right
Quote Left Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-fortune. Quote Right
Quote Left Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone - but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming. Quote Right
Quote Left If mankind had wished for what is right, they might have had it long ago. Quote Right
Quote Left There is no one thoroughly despicable. We cannot descend much lower than an idiot; and an idiot has some advantages over a wise man. Quote Right
Quote Left Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my way across the room. Quote Right
Quote Left We can scarcely hate anyone that we know. Quote Right
Quote Left Walk groundly, talk profoundly, drink roundly, sleep soundly Quote Right
Quote Left People of genius do not excel in any profession because they work in it, they work in it because they excel. Quote Right
Quote Left There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion. Quote Right
Quote Left It is better to be able neither to read nor write than to be able to do nothing else. Quote Right
Quote Left We can bear to be deprived of everything but our self-conceit. Quote Right
Quote Left Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul. Quote Right
Quote Left The person whose doors I enter with most pleasure, and quit with most regret, never did me the smallest favor. Quote Right
Quote Left We grow tired of everything but turning others into ridicule, and congratulating ourselves on their defects. Quote Right