Facts about William Gilmore Simms

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William Gilmore Simms was a famous Novelist from USA, who lived between and 1870.

Our collection contains 12 quotes who is written / told by William.

Famous quotes by William Gilmore Simms (12)


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"The dread of criticism is the death of genius"
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"Neither praise or blame is the object of true criticism. Justly to discriminate, firmly to establish, wisely to prescribe, and honestly to award. These are the true aims and duties of criticism"
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"I believe that economists put decimal points in their forecasts to show they have a sense of humor"
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"No errors of opinion can possibly be dangerous in a country where opinion is left free to grapple with them"
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"He who would acquire fame must not show himself afraid of censure. The dread of censure is the death of genius"
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"Genius is the very eye of intellect and the wing of thought; it is always in advance of its time, and is the pioneer for the generation which it precedes"
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"The true law of the race is progress and development. Whenever civilization pauses in the march of conquest, it is overthrown by the barbarian"
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"Tact is one of the first mental virtues, the absence of it is fatal to the best talent"
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"Not in sorrow freely is never to open the bosom to the sweets of the sunshine"
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"Most men remember obligations, but are not often likely to be grateful; the proud are made sour by the remembrance and the vain silent"
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"The only true source of politeness is consideration"
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"Tears are the natural penalties of pleasure. It is a law that we should pay for all that we enjoy"


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