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Horace Walpole Quotes and Sayings

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Nine-tenths of the people were created
so you would want to be with the other tenth.
- Horace Walpole

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I do not admire politicians; but when they are excellent in their way,
one cannot help allowing them their due.
- Horace Walpole

By deafness one gains in one respect more than one loses;
one misses more nonsense than sense.
- Horace Walpole

The world is a comedy to those that think,
a tragedy to those who feel.
- Horace Walpole

 

Virtue knows to a farthing what it has lost by not having been vice.
- Horace Walpole

I never found even in my juvenile hours that it was
necessary to go a thousand miles in search of themes for moralizing.
- Horace Walpole

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he isn't.
A sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.
- Horace Walpole

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Oh that I were seated as high as my ambition,
I'd place my naked foot on the necks of monarchs.
- Horace Walpole

Men are sent into the world with bills of credit,
and seldom draw to their full extent.
- Horace Walpole

We often repent of our first thoughts,
and scarce ever of our second.
- Horace Walpole

It was easier to conquer it than to know what to do with it.
- Horace Walpole

How well Shakespeare knew how to improve and exalt little circumstances,
when he borrowed them from circumstantial or vulgar historians.
- Horace Walpole

Life is a comedy for those who think...
and a tragedy for those who feel.
- Horace Walpole

Men are often capable of greater things than they perform -
They are sent into the world with bills of credit,
and seldom draw to their full extent.
- Horace Walpole

The Methodists love your big sinners,
as proper subjects to work upon.
- Horace Walpole

The wisest prophets make sure of the event first.
- Horace Walpole

Life is a tragedy for those who feel,
but a comedy to those who think.
- Horace Walpole

Poetry is a beautiful way of spoiling prose,
and the laborious art of exchanging plain sense for harmony.
- Horace Walpole

Justice is rather the activity of truth,
than a virtue in itself.
Truth tells us what is due to others,
and justice renders that due.
Injustice is acting a lie.
- Horace Walpole

It was said of old Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough,
that she never puts dots over her I s,
to save ink.
- Horace Walpole

Alexander at the head of the world never tasted the
true pleasure that boys of his own age have enjoyed at the head of a school.
- Horace Walpole

The whole secret of life is to be interested in one
thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.
- Horace Walpole

Plot, rules, nor even poetry, are not half so great
beauties in tragedy or comedy as a just imitation of nature,
of character, of the passions and their operations
in diversified situations.
- Horace Walpole

I avoid talking before the youth of the age as I would dancing before them:
for if one's tongue don't move in the steps of the day,
and thinks to please by its old graces,
it is only an object of ridicule.
- Horace Walpole

Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

Genius is one percent inspiration
and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Thomas Edison

Ninety-nine percent of who you are
is invisible and untouchable.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
- Peter Marshall

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever
solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
- C. S. Lewis

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people
couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
- Kin Hubbard

The only thing that I'd rather own than Windows is English,
because then I could charge you two hundred and forty-nine
dollars for the right to speak it.
- Scott McNealy

Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.
- Theodore Roosevelt

I think and think for months and years.
Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false.
The hundredth time I am right.
- Albert Einstein

Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law.
It's nine-tenths of the problem.
- John Lennon

Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.
- Jon Bon Jovi

Nothing separates the generations more than music.
By the time a child is eight or nine,
he has developed a passion for his own music that is
even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.
- Bill Cosby

I'm lucky not to have a nine-to-five job.
- Ruby Wax

The greatest part of the job was...
that was for nine years it was a pleasure to go to work.
- Jason Alexander

I mean, I gotta say one of the greatest victories on
that show was when we got picked up for the back nine of the first season,
and they made it a full order.
- Will Arnett

I was making $50 a week as a house model at Christian
Dior for nine months before I learned that photographic models made $50 an hour!
- Lauren Hutton

The number of guests at dinner should not be less than
the number of the Graces nor exceed that of the Muses,
i.e., it should begin with three and stop at nine.
- Marcus Terentius Varro

I would defy people to find a more beautifully developed
character than Seven of Nine.
- Jeri Ryan

Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
- Anatole France

I started out typing and filing and answering the phones
for a little nine-person firm.
And that nine-person firm gave me my chance to find my own way.
- Carly Fiorina

Interestingly, koi, when put in a fish bowl,
will only grow up to three inches.
When this same fish is placed in a large tank,
it will grow to about nine inches long.
- Vince Poscente

I was born nine months premature.
- Jay London

As far as intellectual training was concerned,
my nine years from seven to sixteen were practically wasted.
- Mary A. Ward

Nine g's is good, if the pilot can stand it.
We couldn't stand it.
Not in the airplanes of World War II.
- Adolf Galland

I was deposed in association with a case involving the Golden Venture,
a ship which smuggled Chinese aliens into the United
States about eight or nine ago.
- Rand Beers

Nine-tenths of our suffering is caused by others not
thinking so much of us as we think they ought.
- Mary Lyon

Waterworld was the best time of my life.
It was physically demanding, but it was fun.
I mean, you're in Hawaii for nine months shooting on the water every day.
- David R. Ellis

I've been so fortunate because I never really had ups
and downs as far as my career.
Ninety-nine percent of the time, I've been sold out all over the world.
- Tony Bennett

I've been here for nine years, and over that time,
these people have become like my family.
- Jerry Lawler

I write when I'm inspired, and I see to it that I'm
inspired at nine o'clock every morning.
- Peter De Vries

You take somebody that cries their goddam eyes out
over phoney stuff in the movies,
and nine times out of ten they're mean bastards at heart.
- J. D. Salinger

Why in the world would you have it interpreted by nine lawyers?
- Antonin Scalia

I can take pot or leave it.
I got busted in Japan for it.
I was nine days without it and there wasn't a hint of withdrawal,
nothing.
- Paul McCartney

I'm one of those actors who likes to do it wrong nine
ways before I come to the tenth way,
which is the way I think it should be.
- Wayne Rogers

If you see ten troubles coming down the road,
you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.
- Calvin Coolidge

A cat, I am told, has nine lives.
If that is true, I know how a cat feels.
- Caryl Chessman

I directed a piece of theater in Italy.
We took nine fables from the town and we created a play.
- Vincent Schiavelli

The first nine albums there was never a Synthesiser,
never any Orchestra.
There was never any other player except us on the albums.
- Brian May

In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more
affection than she feels.
- Aristotle

You can be six behind on the back nine and still win the tournament.
- Mike Weir

The Cubs are gonna shine in sixty-nine.
- Ernie Banks

I would teach from nine to four, sleep an hour,
and write from six until midnight, night after night.
- Marguerite Young

We're travelling for about nine-and-a-half months a year.
- George Shearing

I knew Jimmy Dean.
He tested for 'Battle Cry'.
Paul Newman tested for 'Battle Cry'.
I did nine tests to finally get that role.
- Tab Hunter

I know there are things I did in education that will never be reversed.
I have not done that in film yet because I have only
been here for about nine months.
- Estelle Morris

Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books:
but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool,
and that is the test of generals.
- T. E. Lawrence


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