Quotes

11 November 2014
Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be.
11 November 2014
Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be.
11 November 2014
Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.
11 November 2014
He talked on for ever; and you wished him to talk on for ever.
11 November 2014
He indeed cloys with sweetness; he obscures with splendour; he fatigues with gaiety. We are stifled on beds of roses.
11 November 2014
It is hard for any one to be an honest politician who is not born and bred a Dissenter.
11 November 2014
The English (it must be owned) are rather a foul-mouthed nation.
11 November 2014
There is an unseemly exposure of the mind, as well as of the body.
11 November 2014
Humour is the making others act or talk absurdly and unconsciously; wit is the pointing out and ridiculing that absurdity consciously, and with more or less ill-nature.
11 November 2014
Painting gives the object itself; poetry what it implies. Painting embodies what a thing contains in itself; poetry suggests what exists out of it, in any manner connected with it.

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