English Critic Quotes

293 English Critic quotes:

"Such discussions help us very little to enjoy what has been well done in art or poetry, to discriminate between what is more and what is less excellent in them, or to use words like beauty, excellence, art, poetry, with a more precise meaning than they would otherwise have."
"In pure literature, the writers of the eighteenth century achieved, indeed, many triumphs; but their great, their peculiar, triumphs were in the domain of thought."
"Lawyers, I suppose, were children once."
"He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides."
"We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts."
"It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse."
"A wise traveler never despises his own country."
"Rules and models destroy genius and art."
"Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life."
"New Year's Day is every man's birthday."
"You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world."
"The higher the voice the smaller the intellect."
"Not the fruit of experience, but experience itself, is the end."

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