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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Elena's Song

QUOTH tongue of neither maid nor wife
   To heart of neither wife nor maid--
Lead we not here a jolly life
   Betwixt the shine and shade?

Quoth heart of neither maid nor wife
   To tongue of neither wife nor maid--
Thou wagg'st, but I am worn with strife,
   And feel like flowers that fade.

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