Quotes: impudence

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  • Ben Shahn
    Ben Shahn
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    Art almost always has its ingredient of impudence, its flouting of established authority, so that it may substitute its own authority and its own enlightenment.
  • Bernard Mandeville
    Bernard Mandeville
    British writer and artist 1670-1733
    Bernard Mandeville
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    Because Impudence is a Vice, it does not follow that Modesty is a Virtue; it is built upon Shame, a Passion in our Nature, and may be either Good or Bad according to the Actions perform'd from that Motive.
    Source: The Fable of the Bees Remark C, p. 65
  • John Dryden
    John Dryden
    English poet and playwright 1631-1700
    John Dryden
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    Bold knaves thrive without one grain of sense, but good men starve for want of impudence.
    Source: Epilogue to Constantine the Great
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-1801
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
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    I am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has faith in humanity, and faith in himself. No one who is not accustomed to giving grandly can ask nobly and with boldness.
  • Mary Wortley Montagu
    Mary Wortley Montagu
    English aristocrat, letter writer and poet 1689-1762
    Mary Wortley Montagu
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    I don't say 'Tis impossible for an impudent man not to rise in the world, but a moderate merit with a large share of impudence is more probable to be advanced than the greatest qualifications without it.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
    John Ruskin
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    I have seen, and heard, much of Cockney impudence before now; but never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face.
  • Josh Billings
    Josh Billings
    American humorist 1815-1885
    Josh Billings
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    I haven't got as much money as some folks, but I've got as much impudence as any of them, and that's the next thing to money.
  • Euripides
    Euripides
    Greek tragedian and poet 480-406 BC
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    Impudence is the worst of all human diseases.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
    John Ruskin
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    Modern education has devoted itself to the teaching of impudence, and then we complain that we can no longer control our mobs.
  • Daniel Defoe
    Daniel Defoe
    English writer 1660-1731
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    Wealth, howsoever got, in England makes lords of mechanics, gentlemen of rakes; Antiquity and birth are needless here; 'Tis impudence and money makes a peer.
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