Quotes by English authors


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"A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age"
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"The belief in some being who can be the judge of all human matters is a very comfortable one - all wrongs will be righted and all rights will be rewarded"
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"Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition"
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"Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast"
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"It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any"
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"You need to do the work to bring the money in, but not compromise standards"
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"To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science"
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"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants"
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"A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding"
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"But we are not in the world to be good but to change it"
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"Motherhood: All love begins and ends there"
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"Faith is a continuation of reason"
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"When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality"
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"My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy"
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"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin"
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"O' What may man within him hide, though angel on the outward side!"
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"Hell is empty and all the devils are here"
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"As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport"
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"One failure is worth seven and a half successes"
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"Most people are awaiting Virtual Reality; I'm awaiting virtuous reality"
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"O Lord, help me not to despise or oppose what I do not understand"
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"Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom"
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"In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self"
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"If thou wouldn't conquer thy weakness thou must not gratify it"
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"Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire"
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"Force may make hypocrites, but it can never make converts"
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"Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit"
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"A good End cannot sanctify evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it"
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"Love grows. Lust wastes by Enjoyment, and the Reason is, that one springs from an Union of Souls, and the other from an Union of Sense"
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"You know how sad your life is when you know the release date of DVDs"
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