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Quotations by author » Robert Southey
English Poet and Writer of prose. 1774-1843
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A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden.
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A stubborn mind conduces as little to wisdom or even to knowledge, as a stubborn temper to happiness
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Affliction is not sent in vain, young man, from that good God, who chastens whom he loves.
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All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.
Deception
Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing.
Ambition
Curses are like young chickens, they always come home to roost
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Give me a room whose every nook is dedicated to a book
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How little do they see what really is, who frame their judgments upon that which seems
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I have told you of the Spaniard who always put on his spectacles when about to eat cherries, that they might look bigger and more attempting. In like manner I made the most of my enjoyment s: and through I do not cast my cares away, I pack them in as little compass as I can, and carry them as conveniently as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
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If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
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It has been more wittily than charitably said that hell is paved with good intentions; they have their place in heaven also.
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It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment. He is born to hopes and aspirations as the sparks fly upward, unless he has brutified his nature and quenched the spirit of immortality which is his portion.
AmbitionHope
It is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn
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Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.
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Love is indestructible. It's holy flame forever burneth; from Heaven it came, to Heaven returneth.
Love
Never let a man imagine that he can pursue a good end by evil means, without sinning against his own soul. The evil effect on himself is certain.
EvilImagination
No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
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Order is the sanity of the mind, the health of the body, the peace of the city, the security of the state. Like beams in a house or bones to a body, so is order to all things.
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The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired.
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The three indispensable of genius are: understanding, feeling, and perseverance; the three things that enrich genius are: contentment of mind, the cherishing of good thoughts, and the exercise of memory
Genius
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