English Writer Quotes

885 English Writer quotes:

"I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself."
"The human being is a most curious creature. He thinks he has got one soul, and he has got dozens."
"All vital truth contains the memory of all that for which it is not true."
"Since obscenity is the truth of our passion today, it is the only stuff of art -- or almost the only stuff."
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"It is his restraint that is honorable to a person, not their liberty."
"One who does not know when to die, does not know how to live."
"No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple."
"What do we, as a nation, care about books? How much do you think we spend altogether on our libraries, public or private, as compared with what we spend on our horses?"
"We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it."
"The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it."
"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."
"There is no wealth but life."
"Man's only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by him. Reverence something to be worshipped by him, and love something to be cherished by him, forever."
"Modern education has devoted itself to the teaching of impudence, and then we complain that we can no longer control our mobs."
"An architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him to our hills, and let him study there what nature understands by a buttress, and what by a dome."
"Every great person is always being helped by everybody; for their gift is to get good out of all things and all persons."
"To give alms is nothing unless you give thought also."
"No good is ever done to society by the pictorial representation of its diseases."
"Civilization is the making of civil persons."
"Cursing is invoking the assistance of a spirit to help you inflict suffering. Swearing on the other hand, is invoking, only the witness of a spirit to an statement you wish to make."

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