Reference > Quotations > S. Austin Allibone, comp. > Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay
S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
  Any contumely, any outrage, is readily passed over, by the indulgence which we all owe to sudden passion. These things are soon forgot upon occasions in which all men are so apt to forget themselves. Deliberate injuries, to a degree, must be remembered, because they require deliberate precautions to be secured against their return.
Edmund Burke: Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs, 1791.    
  He did too frequently gratify their unjustifiable designs; a guilt all men who are obnoxious are liable to, and can hardly preserve themselves from.
Earl of Clarendon.    
  Injustice arises either from precipitation or indolence, or from a mixture of both. The rapid and the slow are seldom just; the unjust wait either not at all, or wait too long.
Johann Kaspar Lavater.    
  With more patience men endure the losses that befall them by mere casualty than the damages which they sustain by injustice.
Sir Walter Raleigh: Essays.    
  This shows the high malignity of fraud, that in the natural course of it it tends to the destruction of common life, by destroying trust and mutual confidence.
Robert South.    
  Among writers (whether of argumentative works or of fiction), even such as are far from wholly unscrupulous, there are many who seem to think it allowable and right to set forth all the good that is on one side, and all the evil on the other. They compare together, and decide on, the gardens of A and B, after having culled from the one a nosegay of the choicest flowers, and from the other all the weeds they could spy.
Richard Whately: Annot. on Bacon’s Essay, Of Truth.    

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors · World Lit.