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English Historian, 1800-1859
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“By poetry we mean the art of employing of words in such a manner as to produce an illusion on the imagination; the art of doing by means of words, what the painter does by means of colors”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Perhaps no person can be a poet, or can even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The object of oratory alone is not truth, but persuasion.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“More sinners are cursed at not because we despise their sins but because we envy their success at sinning”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Charles V said that a man who knew four languages was worth four men; and Alexander the Great so valued learning, that he used to say he was more indebted to Aristotle for giving him knowledge that, than his father Philip for giving him life.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Few of the many wise apothegms, which have been uttered from the time of the seven sages of Greece to that of poor Richard, have prevented a single foolish action”

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