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Murder, like talent, seems occasionally to run in families. ...
by George Henry Lewes

Murder, like talent, seems occasionally to run in families.
- George Henry Lewes

Many a genius has been slow of growth.
Oaks that flourish for a thousand years do not spring
up into beauty like a reed.
- George Henry Lewes

Philosophy and Art both render the invisible visible by imagination.
- George Henry Lewes

Literature is at once the cause and the effect of social progress.
- George Henry Lewes

 

Ordinary men live among marvels and feel no wonder,
grow familiar with objects and learn nothing new about them.
- George Henry Lewes

It is unhappily true that much insincere Literature and Art,
executed solely with a view to effect,
does succeed by deceiving the public.
- George Henry Lewes

The public can only be really moved by what is genuine.
- George Henry Lewes

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The superiority of one mind over another depends on
the rapidity with which experiences are thus organised.
- George Henry Lewes

Science is the systematic classification of experience.
- George Henry Lewes

Sincerity is not only effective and honourable,
it is also much less difficult than is commonly supposed.
- George Henry Lewes

All good Literature rests primarily on insight.
- George Henry Lewes

The true function of philosophy is to educate us in
the principles of reasoning and not to put an end to
further reasoning by the introduction of fixed conclusions.
- George Henry Lewes

Endeavour to be faithful, and if there is any beauty in your thought,
your style will be beautiful; if there is any real emotion to express,
the expression will be moving.
- George Henry Lewes

No man was ever eloquent by trying to be eloquent,
but only by being so.
- George Henry Lewes

Good writers are of necessity rare.
- George Henry Lewes

If you feel yourself to be above the mass,
speak so as to raise the mass to the height of your argument.
- George Henry Lewes

Personal experience is the basis of all real Literature.
- George Henry Lewes

All great authors are seers.
- George Henry Lewes

Genius is rarely able to give any account of its own processes.
- George Henry Lewes

Books minister to our knowledge, to our guidance,
and to our delight, by their truth, their uprightness,
and their art.
- George Henry Lewes

Insincerity is always weakness; sincerity even in error is strength.
- George Henry Lewes

Literature delivers tidings of the world within and the world without.
- George Henry Lewes

As all Art depends on Vision, so the different kinds
of Art depend on the different ways in which minds look at things.
- George Henry Lewes

Sincerity is moral truth.
- George Henry Lewes

Science is not addressed to poets.
- George Henry Lewes

Books have become our dearest companions,
yielding exquisite delights and inspiring lofty aims.
- George Henry Lewes

The object of Literature is to instruct,
to animate, or to amuse.
- George Henry Lewes

Imagination is not the exclusive appanage of artists,
but belongs in varying degrees to all men.
- George Henry Lewes

When a man fails to see the truth of certain generally accepted views,
there is no law compelling him to provoke animosity
by announcing his dissent.
- George Henry Lewes

Speak for yourself and from yourself,
or be silent.
- George Henry Lewes

All bad Literature rests upon imperfect insight,
or upon imitation, which may be defined as seeing at second-hand.
- George Henry Lewes

In complex trains of thought signs are indispensable.
- George Henry Lewes

A man may be variously accomplished,
and yet be a feeble poet.
- George Henry Lewes

Language, after all, is only the use of symbols,
and Art also can only affect us through symbols.
- George Henry Lewes

We must never assume that which is incapable of proof.
- George Henry Lewes

In all sincere speech there is power,
not necessarily great power, but as much as the speaker is capable of.
- George Henry Lewes

Originality is independence, not rebellion;
it is sincerity,
not antagonism.
- George Henry Lewes

Insight is the first condition of Art.
- George Henry Lewes

The delusions of self-love cannot be prevented,
but intellectual misconceptions as to the means of
achieving success may be corrected.
- George Henry Lewes

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war
is nothing but an act of murder.
- Albert Einstein

Character is always known.
Thefts never enrich;
alms never impoverish;
murder will speak out of stone walls.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man has no right to kill his brother.
It is no excuse that he does so in uniform:
he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22,
1963.
It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign
trap door in American culture,
and the wild bats flapped out.
- Lance Morrow

Dieting is murder on the road.
Show me a man who travels and I'll show you one who eats.
- Bruce Froemming

Television has brought back murder into the home -
where it belongs.
- Alfred Hitchcock

There seems to be this sense among even well-meaning
Americans that Africa is this black hole of murder
and mutilation that can never be fixed,
no matter what aid is brought in.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

How strange it is that murder has the sanction of law
in one and only one of the human relationships,
and that is the most important of all,
that of nation to nation.
- Paul Harris

There is no question at all that Manson was sending Tex,
Sadie, Katie, and Linda out on his mission of murder.
- Vincent Bugliosi

In the same way he's fascinated by crosswords,
the puzzle of solving the murder is what drives him on.
- John Thaw

I say a murder is abstract.
You pull the trigger and after that you do not understand anything that happens.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

The white man's victory soon became complete by fraud,
violence, intimidation and murder.
- Ida B. Wells

Prevention of birth is a precipitation of murder.
- Tertullian

I read true crime books, and I read when people do case studies of stuff.
I'm into books like that.
Case studies or forensics or murder -
all that good stuff.
- Tom Araya

My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven
years and not once have we had an argument serious
enough to consider divorce;
murder,
yes, but divorce, never.
- Jack Benny

They committed murder, it is true; but their situation
may have rendered it inevitable.
- Philip Hone

Because I believe that abortion is murder,
I also believe that force is justified in an attempt to stop it.
- Eric Rudolph

I have also seen it stated that Capital punishment
is murder in its worst form.
I should like to know upon what principle of human
society these assertions are based and justified.
- Benjamin Tucker

You know that murder is wicked.
If you saw your master kill a man, do you suppose this
would be any excuse for you,
if you should commit the same crime?
- Jupiter Hammon

The why of murder always fascinates me so much more than the how.
- Ann Rule

Anybody who's been through a divorce will tell you that at one point.
they've thought murder.
The line between thinking murder and doing murder isn't that major.
- Oliver Stone

Every one with this writ may be a tyrant;
if this commission be legal,
a tyrant in a legal manner, also, may control,
imprison, or murder any one within the realm.
- James Otis

Better murder an infant in its cradle than nurse an unacted desire.
- William Blake

As far as thinking about death and murder and various
ways of killing people and how people die...
I probably have the most twisted mind in Slayer.
- Tom Araya

Solo concerts are murder, I find; I don't like doing them.
- Derek Bailey

Murder begins where self-defense ends.
- Georg Buchner

The difference between humans and wild animals is that
humans pray before they commit murder.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

I spent time in, like, criminal courts,
and covering murder trials for papers.
- Kurt Loder

Someone once told me that every minute a murder occurs,
so I don't want to waste your time, I know you want to go back to work.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Murder is not the crime of criminals,
but that of law-abiding citizens.
- Emmanuel Teney

It is far more difficult to murder a phantom than a reality.
- Virginia Woolf

John Brown was tried for treason, murder,
and inciting slaves to insurrection.
- John Sergeant Wise


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