Sir Henry Taylor

(1800-1886 / England)

Sir Henry Taylor Quotes

  • ''Conscience is, in most men, an anticipation of the opinions of others.''
    Sir Henry Taylor (1800-1886), British author. The Statesman, ch. 9 (1836).
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  • ''Where there are large powers with little ambition ... nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.''
    Sir Henry Taylor (1800-1886), British author. The Statesman, ch. 19 (1836).
  • ''The hope, and not the fact, of advancement, is the spur to industry.''
    Sir Henry Taylor (1800-1886), British author. The Statesman, ch. 23 (1836).
  • ''Shy and proud men ... are more liable than any others to fall into the hands of parasites and creatures of low character. For in the intimacies which are formed by shy men, they do not choose, but are chosen.''
    Sir Henry Taylor (1800-1886), British author. The Statesman, ch. 4 (1836).
  • ''Shy and unready men are great betrayers of secrets; for there are few wants more urgent for the moment than the want of something to say.''
    Sir Henry Taylor (1800-1886), British author. The Statesman, ch. 18 (1836).

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Alabama

The whole wide world is but the same,
Tracked by those foemen, Care and Grief;
While every human hope would claim
The spot that cheered the Indian chief.
Yet where is that Elysian tide
Which saved the warriors of the West?
Where can we find the river's side
Where mortal fears say 'Here we rest?'

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