English Author Quotes

549 English Author quotes:

"An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind."
"A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else."
"Conquest is the missionary of valor, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world."
"Names are changed more readily than doctrines, and doctrines more readily than ceremonies."
"Headlines twice the size of the events."
"He has a brilliant mind until he makes it up."
"They are best dressed, whose dress no one observes."
"Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality."
"Men who do not make advances to women are apt to become victims to women who make advances to them."
"A cat can be trusted to purr when she is pleased, which is more than can be said for human beings."
"I shall live to improve myself, to take care of my child and to render myself worthy to join him. Soon my weary pilgrimage will begin."
"The same energy of character which renders a man a daring villain would have rendered him useful in society, had that society been well organized."
"Every man who says frankly and fully what he thinks is doing a public service."
"There is one rule for politicians all over the world: Don't say in Power what you say in opposition; if you do, you only have to carry out what the other fellows have found impossible."
"I do not wish them to have power over men, but over themselves."
"My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings."
"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live."
"One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea."
"In these days a man is nobody unless his biography is kept so far posted up that it may be ready for the national breakfast-table on the morning after his demise."
"I am very averse to bringing myself forward in print, but as my account will only appear as an appendage to a former production, and as it will be confined to such topics as have connection with my authorship alone, I can hardly accuse myself of a personal intrusion."

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