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Algernon H. Blackwood Quotes and Sayings

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But the wicked passions of men's hearts alone seem
strong enough to leave pictures that persist;
the good are ever too luke-warm.
- Algernon H. Blackwood

And so with all things: names were vital and important.
- Algernon H. Blackwood

His imagination conceived and bore -
worlds; but nothing in these worlds became alive until
he discovered its true and living name.
The name was the breath of life; and,
sooner or later, he invariably found it.
- Algernon H. Blackwood

It is, alas, chiefly the evil emotions that are able
to leave their photographs on surrounding scenes and
objects and whoever heard of a place haunted by a noble deed,
or of beautiful and lovely ghosts revisiting the glimpses of the moon?
- Algernon H. Blackwood

 

And if thought and emotion can persist in this way
so long after the brain that sent them forth has crumpled into dust,
how vitally important it must be to control their very birth in the heart,
and guard them with the keenest possible restraint.
- Algernon H. Blackwood

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked
than it is loved by the good.
- The Buddha

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War never takes a wicked man by chance,
the good man always.
- Sophocles

You must avoid sloth, that wicked siren.
- Horace

None of us feels the true love of God till we realize how wicked we are.
But you can't teach people that - they have to learn by experience.
- Dorothy L. Sayers

I have the capacity of being more wicked than any example that man could set me.
- James C. Maxwell

The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing
and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person
of sense and character detests and despises it.
- George Washington

If you desire to be good, begin by believing that you are wicked.
- Epictetus

The thing that made Groucho special was the way he used his body parts.
He also had a wicked tongue.
People didn't realize it, but when Groucho said something,
he meant it.
- Sidney Sheldon

Wicked thoughts and worthless efforts gradually set their mark on the face,
especially the eyes.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

There are certain wicked people in the world that you
can't deal with except by force.
- John Keegan

To err is human; but contrition felt for the crime
distinguishes the virtuous from the wicked.
- Vittorio Alfieri

Cruelty to men and to the lower animals as well,
which would have passed unnoticed a century ago,
now shocks the sensibilities and is regarded as wicked and degrading.
- Elihu Root

In the mean time I worship God, laying every wrong
action under an interdict which I endeavour to respect,
and I loathe the wicked without doing them any injury.
- Giacomo Casanova

We all have faults, and mine is being wicked.
- James Thurber

I got heavily into the drum-and-bass scene,
which is really wicked.
- Ajay Naidu

Beauty is indeed a good gift of God;
but that the good may not think it a great good,
God dispenses it even to the wicked.
- Saint Augustine

On sand, you can never be sure of anything.
An ordinary shot can take a wicked deflection at the last moment.
- Eric Cantona

Being famous is wicked.
But it's better to be normal.
- Rupert Grint

God bears with the wicked, but not forever.
- Miguel de Cervantes

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

I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.
- Jonathan Swift

If you wish to draw off the people from a bad or wicked custom,
you must beat up for a march; you must make an excitement,
do something that everybody will notice.
- Lewis Tappan

If time were the wicked sheriff in a horse opera,
I'd pay for riding lessons and take his gun away.
- W. H. Auden

I am sadly afraid that I must have done some wicked thing.
- Antisthenes

The wicked are always surprised to find ability in the good.
- Luc de Clapier

To the wicked, everything serves as pretext.
- Voltaire

If evil is inevitable, how are the wicked accountable? Nay,
why do we call men wicked at all? Evil is inevitable,
but is also remediable.
- Horace Mann

O Lord, deliver me from the man of excellent intention and impure heart:
for the heart is deceitful above all things,
and desperately wicked.
- T. S. Eliot

I believe that Clinton is the most wicked and vile
President that this nation has ever had.
- Randall Terry

God has a most wicked sense of humor.
- Maureen O'Hara

I sincerely believe I could have wounded up in a lot
of trouble if I had not been taught as a boy to fear Hell,
and to believe that certain wicked acts could lead me to damnation.
- Robert Vaughn

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world -
not even our troubles.
- Charlie Chaplin

Fools are more to be feared than the wicked.
- Queen Christina

Rod has such a wicked sense of humour.
I loved him very much.
- Rachel Hunter

If the Lord should bring a wicked man to heaven,
heaven would be hell to him; for he who loves not grace
upon earth will never love it in heaven.
- Christopher Love

When may a revival be expected? When the wickedness
of the wicked grieves and distresses the Christian.
- Billy Sunday

It wasn't the greatest script in the world,
but not many people can say they've played a wicked
king in a swashbuckling Arthurian special-effects monster movie.
- David Thewlis

Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet.
- John Donne

The good die young but not always.
The wicked prevail but not consistently.
I am confused by life, and I feel safe within the confines of the theatre.
- Helen Hayes

Ding-dong, the wicked witch is dead.
- E. Y. Harburg

To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.
- Confucius

The pit of a theatre is the one place where the tears
of virtuous and wicked men alike are mingled.
- Denis Diderot

All things truly wicked start from innocence.
- Ernest Hemingway

Most people repent their sins by thanking God they
ain't so wicked as their neighbors.
- Josh Billings

My first band, Kid Wicked, we did half covers and half originals.
- Sebastian Bach

Bibles are strong entrenchments.
Where they abound, men cannot pursue wicked courses,
and at the same time enjoy quiet conscience.
- James McHenry

It is much easier to show compassion to animals.
They are never wicked.
- Haile Selassie

If all the world hated you, and believed you wicked,
while your own conscience approved you,
and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.
- Charlotte Bronte

Man in general, if reduced to himself,
is too wicked to be free.
- Joseph de Maistre

Somebody with Debbie Reynolds' features doesn't get
cast as the Wicked Witch.
- Alan Rickman

It's so easy to be wicked without knowing it,
isn't it?
- L. M. Montgomery

With two leftover husbands to account for,
my wicked soul has just about shriveled and died.
- Mercedes McCambridge

No one ever became extremely wicked suddenly.
- Juvenal

It is very wicked for you not to take care of your masters goods,
but how much worse is it to pilfer and steal from them,
whenever you think you shall not be found out.
- Jupiter Hammon

Our nation is being led astray by ungodly judges,
mayors and governors, who are given to change,
defying the Constitution and substituting their own wicked agendas.
- David Wilkerson

I have been sworn against by perjured and wicked people.
- William Kidd

There is poison in the fang of the serpent,
in the mouth of the fly and in the sting of a scorpion;
but the wicked man is saturated with it.
- Chanakya

Uma Thurman is one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen.
She has those wicked eyes - it looks like there is
such a brain behind those eyes.
- Joshua Jackson

Vulgar and obscene, the papers run rumors daily about people in show business,
tales of wicked ways and witless affairs.
- Carroll O'Connor

I love the diversity of America.
I love the plain, normal sense of humor Americans have.
It is not wicked, like in some countries.
And I also love how new America is.
- Antonio Banderas

There is a power in public opinion in this country -
and I thank God for it: for it is the most honest and best of all powers -
which will not tolerate an incompetent or unworthy
man to hold in his weak or wicked hands the lives and
fortunes of his fellow-citizens.
- Martin Van Buren

There is something in age that ever,
even in its own despite,
must be venerable, must create respect and to have it ill treated,
is to me worse, more cruel and wicked than anything on earth.
- Frances Burney

Just the type of music that was around at the same time as I was writing.
Some of it was wicked, definitely.
But there was just one direction which I thought could
be pushed that no one was pushing.
- Tom Jenkinson

Diplomacy means all the wicked devices of the Old World,
spheres of influence, balances of power,
secret treaties, triple alliances, and,
during the interim period, appeasement of Fascism.
- Barbara Tuchman


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