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English writer and poet 1819-1880
Animals are such agreeable friends, they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
English statesman 1874-1965
Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
Good nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit and gives a certain air to the countenance which is more amiable than beauty.
Marquis de Sade
French nobleman, revolutionary and writer 1740-1814
All, all is theft, all is unceasing and rigorous competition in nature; the desire to make off with the substance of others is the foremost - the most legitimate - passion nature has bred into us and, without doubt, the most agreeable one.
Lord George Byron
English poet 1788-1824
And yet a little tumult, now and then, is an agreeable quickener of sensation; such as a revolution, a battle, or an adventure of any lively description.
English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
Continuous eloquence wearies. Grandeur must be abandoned to be appreciated. Continuity in everything is unpleasant. Cold is agreeable, that we may get warm.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
Duties are not performed for duty's sake, but because their neglect would make the man uncomfortable. A man performs but one duty -the duty of contenting his spirit, the duty of making himself agreeable to himself.
St. Thomas Aquinas
Italian Dominican friar and Catholic priest 1225-1274
Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
English writer 1775-1817
I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.Source: Letter to Cassandra (24-12-1798) in Austen - Letters
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-1801
If you wish to appear agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things which you know already.
English statesman 1874-1965
It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.
English statesman and writer 1804-1881
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
English writer 1667-1745
Nature has left every man a capacity of being agreeable, though not of shining in company; and there are a hundred men sufficiently qualified for both who, by a very few faults, that they might correct in half an hour, are not so much as tolerable.
American cartoonist, humorist, and journalist 1868–1930
Nobody can be as agreeable as an uninvited guest.
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