(21 quotes found)
“To copy beauty forfeits all pretense to fame; to copy faults is want of sense”
“So loud each tongue, so empty was each head, / So much they talked, so very little said.”
“Little do such men know the toil, the pains, the daily, nightly racking of the brains, to range the thoughts, the matter to digest, to cull fit phrases, and reject the rest.”
“Even in a hero's heart, Discretion is the better part”
“With various readings stored his empty skull, / Learn'd without sense, and venerably dull.”
“Though by whim, envy, or resentment led, they damn those authors whom they never read.”
“Be England what she will, With all her faults she is my country still”
“Statesman all over, in plots famous grown,/ He mouths a sentence, as curs mouth a bone.”
“Genius is independent of situation.”
“The best things carried to excess are wrong.”
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