William Shenstone Quotes

24 William Shenstone quotes:

"The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one."
"Sloth views the towers of Fame with envious eyes,Desirous still, still impotent to rise."
Author: Shenstone Quotes Category: Eyes Quotes
"Every good poet includes a critic, but the reverse is not true"
"The regard one shows economy, is like that we show an old aunt who is to leave us something at last"
"Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it"
Author: Shenstone Quotes Category: Envy Quotes
"A miser grows rich by seeming poor; an extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich."
"Every good poet includes a critic, but the reverse is not true."
"A man has generally the good or ill qualities, which he attributes to mankind."
"Virtues, like essences, lose their fragrance when exposed."
"Hope is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites; for she frequents the poor man's hut, as well as the palace of his superior."
"Second thoughts oftentimes are the very worst of all thoughts."
"The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the moment you receive them. Then the warmth of friendship, and the intelligence received, most forcibly cooperate."
Author: Shenstone Quotes Category: English Poet Quotes Letters Quotes
"A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood."
"The world may be divided into people that read, people that write, people that think, and fox-hunters."
"A fool and his words are soon parted."
"His knowledge of books had in some degree diminished his knowledge of the world."
"The eye must be easy, before it can be pleased."
"Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief, while judicious men are showing you the grounds of it"
Author: Shenstone Quotes Category: Belief Quotes
"Of all that gives politeness birth,Of all that claims to please,In motion, manners, or in mirth,The surest source is ease."
Author: Shenstone Quotes Category: Birth Quotes
"Every single instance of a friend's insincerity increases our dependence on the efficacy of money."

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