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William Shenstone Quotes: Virtues, like essences, lose their fragrance when exposed.
         

Virtues, like essences, lose their fragrance when exposed.


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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.



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.



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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Every moral has a story, every story has and end. Every battle has its glory, and its consequence.

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Music is a lens through which to see who we are. Every phrase of every piece of music is trying to tell a story.

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The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others.



If those who hold influence over others fail to lead toward the spiritual uplands, then surely the path to the lowlands will be well worn.

If those who hold influence over others fail to lead toward the spiritual uplands, then surely the path to the lowlands will be well worn.



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The mentality, that's something you should be able to control. Whether you are healthy or not, how fast you can run - they aren't things you can work on, but the mentality should be.

The mentality, that's something you should be able to control. Whether you are healthy or not, how fast you can run - they aren't things you can work on, but the mentality should be.



Poverty should not be viewed by us as a humiliation and even less so as a position of honour or a fatality.

Poverty should not be viewed by us as a humiliation and even less so as a position of honour or a fatality.



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The bottom line is, if you're not the one controlling your learning, you're not going to learn as well.

The bottom line is, if you're not the one controlling your learning, you're not going to learn as well.




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