William Cobbett Quotes


9 William Cobbett quotes:



"It is by attempting to reach the top in a single leap that so much misery is caused in the world"
"It is no small mischief to a boy, that many of the best years of his life should be devoted to the learning of what can never be of any real use to any human being. His mind is necessarily rendered frivolous and superficial by the long habit of attaching importance to words instead of things; to sound instead of sense."
Author: Cobbett Quotes Category: Education Quotes
"Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Canada are the horns, the head, the neck, the shins, and the hoof of the ox, and the United States are the ribs, the sirloin, the kidneys, and the rest of the body."
Author: Cobbett Quotes Category: Canada Quotes
"Another great evil arising from this desire to be thought rich; or rather, from the desire not to be thought poor, is the destructive thing which has been honored by the name of ''speculation''; but which ought to be called Gambling."
Author: Cobbett Quotes Category: Desire Quotes
"It is not the greatness of a man's means that makes him independent so much as the smallness of his wants"
Author: Cobbett Quotes Category: Greatness Quotes
"I view the tea-drinking as a destroyer of health, an enfeebler of the frome, an engender of effeminacy and laziness, a debaucher of youth and maker of misery for old age"
Author: Cobbett Quotes Category: Health Quotes
"Men fail much oftener from want of perseverance than from want of talent"
Author: Cobbett Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"To suppose such a thing possible as a society, in which men, who are able and willing to work, cannot support their families, and ought, with a great part of the women, to be compelled to lead a life of celibacy, for fear of having children to be starved; to suppose such a thing possible is monstrous."
"Nothing is so well calculated to produce a death-like torpor in the country as an extended system of taxation and a great national debt."



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