Quotes

11 November 2014
Brute animals have the vowel sounds; man only can utter consonants.
11 November 2014
The man's desire is for the woman; but the woman's desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man.
11 November 2014
To see him act is like reading Shakespeare by flashes of lightning.
11 November 2014
Humour is consistent with pathos, whilst wit is not.
11 November 2014
I do not call the sod under my feet my country; but language-religion-government-blood-identity in these makes men of one country.
11 November 2014
There are three classes into which all the women past seventy that ever I knew were to be divided: 1. That dear old soul; 2. That old woman; 3. That old witch.
11 November 2014
Intense study of the Bible will keep any writer from being vulgar, in point of style.
11 November 2014
The three great ends which a statesman ought to propose to himself in the government of a nation, are,—1. Security to possessors; 2. Facility to acquirers; and, 3. Hope to all.
11 November 2014
To most men, experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illumine only the track it has passed.
11 November 2014
The genius of the Spanish people is exquisitely subtle, without being at all acute; hence there is so much humour and so little wit in their literature.

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