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English Writer Quotes

885 English Writer quotes:

"The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread."
"A people always ends by resembling its shadow."
"One could laugh at the world better if it didn't mix tender kindliness with its brutality."
"Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light."
"And that is called paying the Dane-geld; but we've proved it again and again, that if once you have paid him the Dane-geld you never get rid of the Dane."
"Men don't and can't live by exchanging articles, but by producing them. They don't live by trade, but by work. Give up that foolish and vain title of Trades Unions; and take that of laborers Unions."
"Men cannot not live by exchanging articles, but producing them. They live by work not trade."
"Mysterious love, uncertain treasure, hast thou more of pain or pleasure! Endless torments dwell about thee: Yet who would live, and live without thee!"
"Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them."
Author: Ruskin Quotes Category: English Writer Quotes Evils Quotes
"Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures."
Author: Addison Quotes Category: English Writer Quotes Blessings Quotes
"Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt."
"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."
"I have struck a city - a real city - and they call it Chicago... I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages."
"Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land, or lending or the taxation of labor."
"Jesters do often prove prophets."
"I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair."
"The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it."
"All the people like us are we, and everyone else is They."
"Gardens are not made by singing "Oh, how beautiful," and sitting in the shade."
"If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten."

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