English Writer Quotes


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"A thing is worth what it can do for you, not what you choose to pay for it."
"The child who desires education will be bettered by it; the child who dislikes it disgraced."
"A great thing can only be done by a great person; and they do it without effort."
"Nothing can be beautiful which is not true."
"The principle of all successful effort is to try to do not what is absolutely the best, but what is easily within our power, and suited for our temperament and condition."
"The strength and power of a country depends absolutely on the quantity of good men and women in it."
"The sky is the part of creation in which nature has done for the sake of pleasing man."
"No person who is well bred, kind and modest is ever offensively plain; all real deformity means want for manners or of heart."
Author: Ruskin Quotes Category: English Writer Quotes Manners Quotes
"It is not how much one makes but to what purpose one spends."
"It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated; far more difficult to sacrifice skill and easy execution in the proper place, than to expand both indiscriminately."
"How long most people would look at the best book before they would give the price of a large turbot for it?"
"The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions."
"Doing is the great thing, for if people resolutely do what is right, they come in time to like doing it."
"A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world."
"With regard to donations always expect the most from prudent people, who keep their own accounts."
"To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement."
"The union of the Word and the Mind produces that mystery which is called Life... Learn deeply of the Mind and its mystery, for therein lies the secret of immortality."
Author: Addison Quotes Category: English Writer Quotes Mystery Quotes
"A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes."
"I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs."
"Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity."


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