English Critic Quotes


293 English Critic quotes:



"Everything is in motion. Everything flows. Everything is vibrating."
"There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love."
"We often choose a friend as we do a mistress - for no particular excellence in themselves, but merely from some circumstance that flatters our self-love."
"There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny. You may order and drive an individual, but you cannot make him respect you."
"There is no one thoroughly despicable. We cannot descend much lower than an idiot; and an idiot has some advantages over a wise man."
"The most common error made in matters of appearance is the belief that one should disdain the superficial and let the true beauty of one's soul shine through. If there are places on your body where this is a possibility, you are not attractive - you are leaking."
"The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy."
"The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth."
"We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves. We encourage one another in mediocrity. I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself."
"Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful. The stomach turns against them."
"It is good to love the unknown."
"Only reason can convince us of those three fundamental truths without a recognition of which there can be no effective liberty: that what we believe is not necessarily true; that what we like is not necessarily good; and that all questions are open."
Author: Bell Quotes Category: English Critic Quotes Convince Quotes
"The English (it must be owned) are rather a foul-mouthed nation."
"Enthusiasm is that temper of the mind in which the imagination has got the better of the judgment."
"We all agree now - by "we" I mean intelligent people under sixty - that a work of art is like a rose. A rose is not beautiful because it is like something else. Neither is a work of art. Roses and works of art are beautiful in themselves."
"A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles."
"As is our confidence, so is our capacity."
"Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!"
"We must be doing something to be happy."
"Learning is its own exceeding great reward."


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