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Augustus William Hare
A critic should be a pair of snuffers. He is oftener an extinguisher, and not seldom a thief.Source: Guesses at Truth
Robert A. Heinlein
American science fiction writer 1907-1988
Don't ever become a pessimist, Ira; a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun - and neither can stop the march of events.
British Dramatist, Poet 1573-1637
Greatness of name in the father oft-times overwhelms the son; they stand too near one another. The shadow kills the growth: so much, that we see the grandchild come more and oftener to be heir of the first.Source: The Works of Ben Jonson, Second Folio
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability.
Scottish writer 1812-1904
It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.
French priest, writer and lecturer 1866-1954
Life is a succession of lessons enforced by immediate reward, or, oftener, by immediate chastisement.
English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
Men, as well as women, are much oftener led by their hearts than by their understandings.
The innocence that feels no risk and is taught no caution, is more vulnerable than guilt, and oftener assailed.
Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle
French author 1657-1757
There is nothing one sees oftener than the ridiculous and magnificent, such close neighbors that they touch.
David Herbert Lawrence
English writer 1885-1930
Towns oftener swamp one than carry one out onto the big ocean of life.
Charles Edward Jerningham
English aphorist 1854-1921
Woman often feigns love; man, oftener, passion.Source: The maxims of Marmaduke
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