English Author Quotes

549 English Author quotes:

"A man's mind will very gradually refuse to make itself up until it is driven and compelled by emergency."
"Marvelous is the power which can be exercised, almost unconsciously, over a company, or an individual, or even upon a crowd by one person gifted with good temper, good digestion, good intellects, and good looks."
"There is no way of writing well and also of writing easily."
"Well building hat three conditions. Commodity, firmness, and delight."
"Revolution today is taken for granted, and in consequence becomes rather dull."
"As a result of the feminist revolution, "feminine" becomes an abusive epithet."
"The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy."
"Compare not thyself with those that have less than thyself, but look on those that have far exceeded thee."
"Humility is a necessary veil to all other graces."
"It is not only our duty to pray for others, but also to desire the prayers of others for ourselves."
"The grace thou hast will soon be less, if thou addest not more to it."
"The sins of teachers are the teachers of sin."
"If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."
"It is our choices... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our friends, but just as much to stand up to our enemies."
"Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire."
"Never be ashamed! There's some who'll hold it against you, but they're not worth bothering with."
"I'm not an historian and I'm not wanting to write about how I perceive the social change over the century as a historian, but as somebody who's walked through it and whose life has been dictated by it too, as all our lives are."
"Not drunk is he who from the floor - Can rise alone and still drink more; But drunk is They, who prostrate lies, Without the power to drink or rise."
"There are two reasons for drinking: one is, when you are thirsty, to cure it; the other, when you are not thirsty, to prevent it."

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