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Quotations About / On: SORRY

  • 21.
    I am sorry I have not learnt to play at cards. It is very useful in life: it generates kindness, and consolidates society.
    (Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. quoted in James Boswell, Tour of the Hebrides, Nov. 21, 1773 entry (1785). Boswell noted that Johnson's remark would be "a valuable text for many decent old dowagers, and other good company, in various circles, to descant upon.")
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  • 22.
    There is something so amiable in the prejudices of a young mind, that one is sorry to see them give way to the reception of more general opinions.
    (Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Colonel Brandon in Sense and Sensibility, ch. 11 (1811).)
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  • 23.
    I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Journals, entry for March 15, 1854 (1906).)
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  • 24.
    Stripped of the cunning artifices of the tailor, and standing forth in the garb of Eden,—what a sorry set of round-shouldered, spindle-shanked, crane-necked varlets would civilized men appear!
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Typee (1846), ch. 25, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 1, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1968).)
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