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William Shenstone Quotes: Every good poet includes a critic, but the reverse is not true.
         

Every good poet includes a critic, but the reverse is not true.


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

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



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

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



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

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



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.



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.

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.



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.



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

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



Virtues, like essences, lose their fragrance when exposed.

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.



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

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





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Christmas is a clandestinely ingenious script that outlines a plan to reclaim mankind through a strategy unimagined and unimaginable. This strategy involved God writing His own death into the script.

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In the beginning I pushed toward perfection, but it takes time to get to certain places.

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If you're not at least willing to die for something- something that really matters- in the end, you die for nothing.

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If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong.

If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong.



I'd rather have the whole world against me than my own soul.

I'd rather have the whole world against me than my own soul.



I detect more good than evil in humanity. Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes, And men grow better as the world grows old.

I detect more good than evil in humanity. Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes, And men grow better as the world grows old.



Alas, where is there still a sea in which one could drown: thus our lament resounds – across shallow swamps.

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Where they come from matters. They're products of particular places and environments.

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