English Writer Quotes

885 English Writer quotes:

"Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life."
"That writer does the most who gives his reader the most knowledge and takes from him the least time."
"The Moon! Artemis! the great goddess of the splendid past of men! Are you going to tell me she is a dead lump?"
"When one jumps over the edge, one is bound to land somewhere."
"The post of honour is a private station."
"Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run."
"No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect. If he is not a sculptor or painter, he can only be a builder."
"Everyone is more or less mad on one point."
"He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas."
"Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you."
"All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and the books of all time."
"When we build, let us think that we build for ever."
"The first duty of a state is to see that every child born therein shall be well housed, clothed, fed and educated till it attains years of discretion."
"Contemporaries appreciate the person rather than their merit, posterity will regard the merit rather than the person."
"Those who visit foreign nations, but associate only with their own country-men, change their climate, but not their customs. They see new meridians, but the same men; and with heads as empty as their pockets, return home with traveled bodies, but untravelled minds."
"Physical courage, which engages all danger, will make a person brave in one way; and moral courage, which defies all opinion, will make a person brave in another."
"Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness."
"No art can be noble which is incapable of expressing thought, and no art is capable of expressing thought which does not change."
"Nothing is ever done beautifully which is done in rivalship: or nobly, which is done in pride."
"If we steal thoughts from the moderns, it will be cried down as plagiarism; if from the ancients, it will be cried up as erudition."

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