Facts about Thomas de Quincey

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Thomas de Quincey was a famous Author from England, who lived between August 15, 1785 and December 8, 1859. He/she became 74 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 10 quotes who is written / told by Thomas.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Charles Eastman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Ward Beecher, Elbert Hubbard, H. C. Andersen, Henry W. Longfellow, Berthold Auerbach, Alice Meynell, James Lane Allen, Alexandre Dumas, Samuel Smiles, John Stuart Mill, Charles Dickens, Thomas Huxley, William James, Benjamin Disraeli, Friedrich Nietzsche, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, V. Cousin, Alexandre Ledru-Rollin

Famous quotes by Thomas de Quincey (10)


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"Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite beverage of the intellectual"
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"It was a Sunday afternoon, wet and cheerless; and a duller spectacle this earth of ours has not to show than a rainy Sunday in London"
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"Even imperfection itself may have its ideal or perfect state"
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"Call for the grandest of all earthly spectacles, what is that? It is the sun going to his rest"
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"If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination"
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"Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures"
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"The public is a bad guesser"
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"In many walks of life, a conscience is a more expensive encumbrance than a wife or a carriage"
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"Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies; for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone and leave it alone"
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"Nobody will laugh long who deals much with opium: its pleasures even are of a grave and solemn complexion"


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