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Irish writer 1854-1900
Formerly we used to canonize our heroes. The modern method is to vulgarize them. Cheap editions of great books may be delightful, but cheap editions of great men are absolutely detestable.
Sir Richard Steele
British Dramatist, Essayist, Editor 1672-1729
Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.
Decimus Magnus Ausonius
Roman poet 310-393
Nothing more detestable does the earth produce than an ungrateful man.
Henry Ward Beecher
American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.
American writer 1920-1994
Show me a man who lives alone and has a perpetually clean kitchen, and 8 times out of 9 I'll show you a man with detestable spiritual qualities.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
American writer and poet 1809-1894
Unpretending mediocrity is good, and genius is glorious; but a weak flavor of genius in an essentially common person is detestable. It spoils the grand neutrality of a commonplace character, as the rinsings of an unwashed wine-glass spoil a draught of fair water.
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