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William Shenstone Quotes: Deference is the most complicate, the most indirect, and the most elegant of all compliments.
         

Deference is the most complicate, the most indirect, and the most elegant of all compliments.


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A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.



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The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.



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Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.



Hope is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites; for she frequents the poor man's hut, as well as the palace of his superior.

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We may daily discover crowds acquire sufficient wealth to buy gentility, but very few that possess the virtues which ennoble human nature, and (in the best sense of the word) constitute a gentleman.

We may daily discover crowds acquire sufficient wealth to buy gentility, but very few that possess the virtues which ennoble human nature, and (in the best sense of the word) constitute a gentleman.



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A statue in a garden is to be considered as one part of a scene or landscape.



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Virtues, like essences, lose their fragrance when exposed.



The difference there is betwixt honor and honesty seems to be chiefly the motive; the mere honest man does that from duty which the man of honor does for the sake of character.

The difference there is betwixt honor and honesty seems to be chiefly the motive; the mere honest man does that from duty which the man of honor does for the sake of character.



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The world may be divided into people that read, people that write, people that think, and fox-hunters.



Laws are generally found to be nets of such a texture, as the little creep through, the great break through, and the middle-sized are alone entangled in it.

Laws are generally found to be nets of such a texture, as the little creep through, the great break through, and the middle-sized are alone entangled in it.





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