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William Shenstone Quotes: There is a certain flimsiness of poetry which seems expedient in a song.
         

There is a certain flimsiness of poetry which seems expedient in a song.


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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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Editing might be a bloody trade. But knives aren't the exclusive property of butchers. Surgeons use them too.



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The world is full of educated derelicts.



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I always play these rodent type characters - skittish and hyper like a chipmunk. It's a complete act though. I'm a very normal person.



The women in my family are just strong women who do their own thing, so I knew I needed to have individuals like that.

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No man enjoys the true taste of life, but he who is ready and willing to quit it.



To quote the Tsalagi, you should never allow your yesterday to use up too much of today. The past is gone and tomorrow is at best a maybe. Live for this moment because it may be all you'll ever have.

To quote the Tsalagi, you should never allow your yesterday to use up too much of today. The past is gone and tomorrow is at best a maybe. Live for this moment because it may be all you'll ever have.



But I think, if you're in the spotlight, people are going to say bad things, and that's just the way it is.

But I think, if you're in the spotlight, people are going to say bad things, and that's just the way it is.




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