Quotes

11 November 2014
That monstrous tuberosity of civilised life, the capital of England.
11 November 2014
Fancy that thou deservest to be hanged ... thou wilt feel it happiness to be only shot: fancy that thou deservest to be hanged in a hair halter, it will be a luxury to die in hemp.
11 November 2014
Thought once awakened does not again slumber; unfolds itself into a System of Thought; grows, in man after man, generation after generation,—till its full stature is reached, and such System of Thought can grow no farther, but must give place to another.
11 November 2014
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
11 November 2014
The Persians are called the French of the East; we will call the Arabs Oriental Italians. A gifted noble people; a people of wild strong feelings, and of iron restraint over these: the characteristic of noblemindedness, of genius.
11 November 2014
Genius (which means transcendent capacity of taking trouble, first of all).
11 November 2014
Little other than a redtape Talking-machine, and unhappy Bag of Parliamentary Eloquence.
11 November 2014
Writing is a dreadful Labour, yet not so dreadful as Idleness.
11 November 2014
Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.
11 November 2014
A frightful dialect for the stupid, the pedant and dullard sort.

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