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William Shenstone Quotes and Sayings

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The proper means of increasing the love we bear our
native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.
- William Shenstone

Related topics: Patriotism

The regard one shows economy, is like that we show
an old aunt who is to leave us something at last.
- William Shenstone

A man has generally the good or ill qualities,
which he attributes to mankind.
- William Shenstone

Poetry and consumption are the most flattering of diseases.
- William Shenstone

 

Hope is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites;
for she frequents the poor man's hut,
as well as the palace of his superior.
- William Shenstone

Every single instance of a friend's insincerity increases
our dependence on the efficacy of money.
- William Shenstone

Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite,
that you often diminish the one as you increase the other.
Variety is most akin to the latter, simplicity to the former.
- William Shenstone

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A miser grows rich by seeming poor; an extravagant
man grows poor by seeming rich.
- William Shenstone

Every good poet includes a critic, but the reverse is not true.
- William Shenstone

Second thoughts oftentimes are the very worst of all thoughts.
- William Shenstone

A fool and his words are soon parted.
- William Shenstone

Virtues, like essences, lose their fragrance when exposed.
- William Shenstone

Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority:
envy our uneasiness under it.
- William Shenstone

Anger is a great force.
If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power
which can move the whole world.
- William Shenstone

A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth,
and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.
- William Shenstone

The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend,
is the moment you receive them.
Then the warmth of friendship, and the intelligence received,
most forcibly cooperate.
- William Shenstone

The eye must be easy, before it can be pleased.
- William Shenstone

His knowledge of books had in some degree diminished
his knowledge of the world.
- William Shenstone

What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim.
- William Shenstone

Laws are generally found to be nets of such a texture,
as the little creep through, the great break through,
and the middle-sized are alone entangled in it.
- William Shenstone

Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief,
while judicious men are showing you the grounds of it.
- William Shenstone

The world may be divided into people that read,
people that write, people that think,
and fox-hunters.
- William Shenstone

There is nothing more universally commended than a fine day;
the reason is that people can commend it without envy.
- William Shenstone

The lines of poetry, the period of prose,
and even the texts of Scripture most frequently recollected and quoted,
are those which are felt to be preeminently musical.
- William Shenstone

What are the proper grounds for joy?
Is it circumstance which will
determine the stature of my spirit?
Ah, no. It is choice. It is always a choice -
in the face of any event - for joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You know the only people who are always sure about
the proper way to raise children? Those who've never had any.
- Bill Cosby

What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman
in the midst of this world,
where each person is clinging to his piece of debris?
What's the proper salutation between people
as they pass each other in this flood?
- The Buddha

The proper office of a friend is to side with you
when you are in the wrong.
Nearly anybody will side with you when you are in the right.
- Mark Twain

The proper study of mankind is the science of design.
- Herbert Simon

Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.
- Thomas J. Watson

There are six components of wellness:
proper weight and diet,
proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit,
control of alcohol, stress management and periodic exams.
- Kenneth H. Cooper

Men and women want to do a good job,
and if they are provided the proper environment,
they will do so.
- William Reddington Hewlett

A woman confronting men is a proper subject,
it is inexhaustible.
- Claude Chabrol

Silence at the proper season is wisdom,
and better than any speech.
- Plutarch

A well balanced, inclusive approach,
according to certain standards and ideals,
is essential for the proper governance of any country.
- Laisenia Qarase

My deepest impulses are optimistic, an attitude that
seems to me as spiritually necessary and proper as
it is intellectually suspect.
- Ellen Willis

We had only snacks last time, I think it was OK for a day time menu.
But this time it will be late night when people gather
so we should add some proper meals.
- Hidetoshi Nakata

Time puts things in proper perspective.
- Cameron Crowe

The proper method for hastening the decay of error
is by teaching every man to think for himself.
- William Godwin

It is altogether proper for people to recognize a sovereign God.
- Roy Moore

Man may act according to that principle or inclination
which for the present happens to be strongest,
and yet act in a way disproportionate to,
and violate his real proper nature.
- Joseph Butler

Judges need to restrict themselves to the proper resolution of the case before them.
They need to avoid the temptation to set broad policy.
- Mike DeWine

People are stupid;
given proper motivation, almost anyone will believe almost anything.
Because people are stupid, they will believe a lie
because they want to believe it's true,
or because they are afraid it might be true.
- Terry Goodkind

I have the fault of being a little more sincere than is proper.
- Moliere

The mission proper to the Church is that of proclaiming the Gospel.
- Karl Lehmann

The film business is absurd.
Stars don't last very long.
It's much more interesting to be a proper actor.
- Tom Courtenay

The proper study of mankind is man in his relation to his deity.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Non-citizen terrorist suspects are not members of the
American national community,
and they have no proper claim on the rights Americans accord one another.
- Richard Perle

At times it is folly to hasten at other times,
to delay.
The wise do everything in its proper time.
- Ovid

Most plays that are missed by the umpire are caused
by the umpire not reading those cues early enough and
making the proper adjustments.
- Jim Evans

Divorce these days is a religious vow,
as if the proper offspring of marriage.
- Tertullian

With a mini series you can give the story a proper sense of pacing,
a proper sense of closure.
- Garth Ennis

I've had my moments of insanity.
But there is a certain responsibility to set proper
examples for your children,
and that influences your choices in every aspect of your life.
- Andy Garcia

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

If what the heart approves conforms to proper patterns,
then even if one's desires are many,
what harm would they be to good order?
- Xun Zi

America knows it has got to deal with its deficit problems so that it,
too, can promise it is making its proper and best contributions to the world economy.
- Gordon Brown

Far too often animals are put to sleep when they could
be saved through proper care and nursing.
- Louis Leakey

This was something that was obsessing me and creating a writer's block.
To get involved and get stuck in, get the proper information
about what's going on has really helped.
- Thom Yorke

Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Those things which I am saying now may be obscure,
yet they will be made clearer in their proper place.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

But again, I put in my time with Marvel and DC so there
was that period of my life of trying to learn how to
draw and tell stories in a proper fashion.
- Todd McFarlane

The proper study of mankind is books.
- Aldous Huxley

The questions of philosophy proper are human desires
and fears and aspirations -
human emotions -
taking an intellectual form.
- Chauncey Wright

You are not alone with a guy until you are a proper age.
You don't go to certain levels with men until you are
married or you have a certain relationship.
- Daisy Fuentes

So popular is the naval service the only embarrassment
is that men volunteer so rapidly we have to work overtime to give them hardy,
adequate housing and proper training.
- Josephus Daniels

Judges ought to be more leaned than witty,
more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident.
Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.
- Francis Bacon

Photography does not create eternity,
as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption.
- Andre Bazin

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan;
The proper study of mankind is man.
- Alexander Pope

Television should be kept in its proper place -
beside us,
before us, but never between us and the larger life.
- Robert Fraser

To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.
- Mary Oliver

Proper names are rigid designators.
- Saul Kripke


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