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English poet 1714-1763+1
A poet that fails in writing becomes often a morose critic. The weak and insipid white wine makes at length excellent vinegar.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719+1
Our delight in any particular study, art, or science rises and improves in proportion to the application which we bestow upon it. Thus, what was at first an exercise becomes at length an entertainment.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862+1
The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.
American Dramatist 1915-0
A playwright is the litmus paper of the arts. He's got to be, because if he isn't working on the same wave length as the audience, no one would know what in hell he was talking about. He is a kind of psychic journalist, even when he's great.
Beneficence is a duty. He who frequently practices it, and sees his benevolent intentions realized, at length comes really to love him to whom he has done good.
Educational enterprises do not for any length of time remain immune from the struggle of interests for power which is the dominant feature of social life under a class system.Source: Some Notes on Workers Education in New International (1935) Vol.2, No.7 p. 225
Christian Nevell Bovee
American writer 1820-19040
Genius makes its observations in short-hand; talent writes them out at length.
American poet 1874-19630
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
American statesman 1743-18260
He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time till at length it becomes habitual.
Humility is not my forte, and whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters.
American poet, essayist, savage and naturalist 1948-0
I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
If you have read me for any length of time, you know I am less than enthralled with much of what passes for financial news.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-18820
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Measurements of the specific ionization of both the positive and negative particles, by counting the number of droplets per unit length along the tracks, showed the great majority of both the positive and negative particles to possess unit electric charge.
Mountains never shake hands. Their roots may touch; they may keep together some way up; but at length they part company, and rise into individual, insulated peaks. So is it with great men.