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William Shenstone quotes: May I always have a heart superior, with economy suitable, to my fortune. May I always have a heart superior, with economy suitable, to my fortune.
William Shenstone quotes: There is a certain flimsiness of poetry which seems expedient in a song. There is a certain flimsiness of poetry which seems expedient in a song.
William Shenstone quotes: What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim. What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim.
William Shenstone quotes: I trimmed my lamp, consumed the midnight oil. I trimmed my lamp, consumed the midnight oil.
William Shenstone quotes: Nothing is certain in London but expense. Nothing is certain in London but expense.
William Shenstone quotes: People can commend the weather without envy. People can commend the weather without envy.
William Shenstone quotes: A large, branching, aged oak is perhaps the most venerable of all inanimate objects. A large, branching, aged oak is perhaps the most venerable of all inanimate objects.
William Shenstone quotes: The eye must be easy, before it can be pleased. The eye must be easy, before it can be pleased.
William Shenstone quotes: It should seem that indolence itself would incline a person to be honest, as it requires infinitely greater pains and contrivance to be a knave. It should seem that indolence itself would incline a person to be honest, as it requires infinitely greater pains and contrivance to be a knave.
William Shenstone quotes: Taste and good-nature are universally connected. Taste and good-nature are universally connected.
William Shenstone quotes: His knowledge of books had in some degree diminished his knowledge of the world. His knowledge of books had in some degree diminished his knowledge of the world.
William Shenstone quotes: Reserve is no more essentially connected with understanding than a church organ with devotion, or wine with good-nature. Reserve is no more essentially connected with understanding than a church organ with devotion, or wine with good-nature.
William Shenstone quotes: Modesty makes large amends for the pain it gives those who labor under it, by the prejudice it affords every worthy person in their favor. Modesty makes large amends for the pain it gives those who labor under it, by the prejudice it affords every worthy person in their favor.
William Shenstone quotes: Every good poet includes a critic, but the reverse is not true. Every good poet includes a critic, but the reverse is not true.
William Shenstone quotes: Wit is the refractory pupil of judgment. Wit is the refractory pupil of judgment.
William Shenstone quotes: A rich dress adds but little to the beauty of a person. It may possibly create a deference, but that is rather an enemy to love. A rich dress adds but little to the beauty of a person. It may possibly create a deference, but that is rather an enemy to love.
William Shenstone quotes: Persons who discover a flatterer, do not always disapprove him, because he imagines them considerable enough to deserve his applications. Persons who discover a flatterer, do not always disapprove him, because he imagines them considerable enough to deserve his applications.
William Shenstone quotes: Deference is the most complicate, the most indirect, and the most elegant of all compliments. Deference is the most complicate, the most indirect, and the most elegant of all compliments.
William Shenstone quotes: I know not whether increasing years do not cause us to esteem fewer people and to bear with more. I know not whether increasing years do not cause us to esteem fewer people and to bear with more.
William Shenstone quotes: Men are sometimes accused of pride, merely because their accusers would be proud themselves were they in their places. Men are sometimes accused of pride, merely because their accusers would be proud themselves were they in their places.
William Shenstone quotes: A plain narrative of any remarkable fact, emphatically related, has a more striking effect without the author's comment. A plain narrative of any remarkable fact, emphatically related, has a more striking effect without the author's comment.
William Shenstone quotes: Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it. Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.
William Shenstone quotes: I am thankful that my name in obnoxious to no pun. I am thankful that my name in obnoxious to no pun.
William Shenstone quotes: Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world. Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world.
William Shenstone quotes: Love can be founded upon Nature only. Love can be founded upon Nature only.
William Shenstone quotes: So sweetly she bade me adieu, I thought that she bade me return. So sweetly she bade me adieu, I thought that she bade me return.
William Shenstone quotes: Deference often shrinks and withers as much upon the approach of intimacy as the sensitive plant does upon the touch of one's finger. Deference often shrinks and withers as much upon the approach of intimacy as the sensitive plant does upon the touch of one's finger.
William Shenstone quotes: Let us be careful to distinguish modesty, which is ever amiable, from reserve, which is only prudent. Let us be careful to distinguish modesty, which is ever amiable, from reserve, which is only prudent.
William Shenstone quotes: Avarice is the most oppose of all characters to that of God Almighty, whose alone it is to give and not receive. Avarice is the most oppose of all characters to that of God Almighty, whose alone it is to give and not receive.
William Shenstone quotes: The weak and insipid white wine makes at length excellent vinegar. The weak and insipid white wine makes at length excellent vinegar.
William Shenstone quotes: Fools are very often united in the strictest intimacies, as the lighter kinds of woods are the most closely glued together. Fools are very often united in the strictest intimacies, as the lighter kinds of woods are the most closely glued together.
William Shenstone quotes: Let the gulled fool the toil of war pursue, where bleed the many to enrich the few. Let the gulled fool the toil of war pursue, where bleed the many to enrich the few.
William Shenstone quotes: I hate a style, as I do a garden, that is wholly flat and regular; that slides along like an eel, and never rises to what one can call an I hate a style, as I do a garden, that is wholly flat and regular; that slides along like an eel, and never rises to what one can call an inequality.
William Shenstone quotes: Offensive objects, at a proper distance, acquire even a degree of beauty. Offensive objects, at a proper distance, acquire even a degree of beauty.
William Shenstone quotes: The world may be divided into people that read, people that write, people that think, and fox-hunters. The world may be divided into people that read, people that write, people that think, and fox-hunters.
William Shenstone quotes: Theirs is the present who can praise the past. Theirs is the present who can praise the past.
William Shenstone quotes: Hope is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites; for she frequents the poor man's hut, as well as the palace of his superior. Hope is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites; for she frequents the poor man's hut, as well as the palace of his superior.
William Shenstone quotes: Patience is the panacea; but where does it grow, or who can swallow it? Patience is the panacea; but where does it grow, or who can swallow it?
William Shenstone quotes: To thee, fair Freedom! I retire From flattery, cards, and dice, and din: Nor art thou found in mansions higher Than the low cot, or humble inn. To thee, fair Freedom! I retire From flattery, cards, and dice, and din: Nor art thou found in mansions higher Than the low cot, or humble inn.