Facts about George Henry Lewes

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George Henry Lewes was a famous Philosopher from England, who lived between April 18, 1817 and November 28, 1878. He/she became 61 years old.

Our collection contains 33 quotes who is written / told by George.

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Famous quotes by George Henry Lewes (33)


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"The true function of philosophy is to educate us in the principles of reasoning and not to put an end to further reasoning by the introduction of fixed conclusions"
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"The public can only be really moved by what is genuine"
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"When a man fails to see the truth of certain generally accepted views, there is no law compelling him to provoke animosity by announcing his dissent"
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"Literature is at once the cause and the effect of social progress"
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"Literature delivers tidings of the world within and the world without"
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"Language, after all, is only the use of symbols, and Art also can only affect us through symbols"
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"It is unhappily true that much insincere Literature and Art, executed solely with a view to effect, does succeed by deceiving the public"
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"Insincerity is always weakness; sincerity even in error is strength"
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"Insight is the first condition of Art"
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"In complex trains of thought signs are indispensable"
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"In all sincere speech there is power, not necessarily great power, but as much as the speaker is capable of"
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"Imagination is not the exclusive appanage of artists, but belongs in varying degrees to all men"
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"If you feel yourself to be above the mass, speak so as to raise the mass to the height of your argument"
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"Good writers are of necessity rare"
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"Genius is rarely able to give any account of its own processes"
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"Endeavour to be faithful, and if there is any beauty in your thought, your style will be beautiful; if there is any real emotion to express, the expression will be moving"
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"Books minister to our knowledge, to our guidance, and to our delight, by their truth, their uprightness, and their art"
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"Books have become our dearest companions, yielding exquisite delights and inspiring lofty aims"
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"As all Art depends on Vision, so the different kinds of Art depend on the different ways in which minds look at things"
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"All great authors are seers"
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"All good Literature rests primarily on insight"
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"All bad Literature rests upon imperfect insight, or upon imitation, which may be defined as seeing at second-hand"
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"A man may be variously accomplished, and yet be a feeble poet"
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"Sincerity is moral truth"
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"Science is the systematic classification of experience"
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"Science is not addressed to poets"
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"Philosophy and Art both render the invisible visible by imagination"
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"Personal experience is the basis of all real Literature"
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"Originality is independence, not rebellion; it is sincerity, not antagonism"
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"Ordinary men live among marvels and feel no wonder, grow familiar with objects and learn nothing new about them"
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"No man was ever eloquent by trying to be eloquent, but only by being so"
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"Murder, like talent, seems occasionally to run in families"
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"Many a genius has been slow of growth. Oaks that flourish for a thousand years do not spring up into beauty like a reed"


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