Facts about Horace Walpole

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Horace Walpole was a famous Author from England, who lived between September 24, 1717 and March 2, 1797.

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He/she is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 22 quotes who is written / told by Horace.

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Famous quotes by Horace Walpole (22)


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"Virtue knows to a farthing what it has lost by not having been vice"
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"This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel"
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"The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well"
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"Poetry is a beautiful way of spoiling prose, and the laborious art of exchanging plain sense for harmony"
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"Justice is rather the activity of truth, than a virtue in itself. Truth tells us what is due to others, and justice renders that due. Injustice is acting a lie"
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"Plot, rules, nor even poetry, are not half so great beauties in tragedy or comedy as a just imitation of nature, of character, of the passions and their operations in diversified situations"
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"Men are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent"
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"Oh that I were seated as high as my ambition, I'd place my naked foot on the necks of monarchs"
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"Nine-tenths of the people were created so you would want to be with the other tenth"
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"Men are often capable of greater things than they perform - They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent"
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"How well Shakespeare knew how to improve and exalt little circumstances, when he borrowed them from circumstantial or vulgar historians"
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"By deafness one gains in one respect more than one loses; one misses more nonsense than sense"
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"The Methodists love your big sinners, as proper subjects to work upon"
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"It was said of old Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, that she never puts dots over her I s, to save ink"
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"I never found even in my juvenile hours that it was necessary to go a thousand miles in search of themes for moralizing"
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"We often repent of our first thoughts, and scarce ever of our second"
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"The wisest prophets make sure of the event first"
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"It was easier to conquer it than to know what to do with it"
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"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he isn't. A sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is"
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"I do not admire politicians; but when they are excellent in their way, one cannot help allowing them their due"
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"I avoid talking before the youth of the age as I would dancing before them: for if one's tongue don't move in the steps of the day, and thinks to please by its old graces, it is only an object of ridicule"
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"Alexander at the head of the world never tasted the true pleasure that boys of his own age have enjoyed at the head of a school"


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