Quotes by Anna Jameson

Anna Jameson

Anglo-Irish art historian

Alive from: 1794-1860

Category: History and sociology

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    A man may be as much a fool from the want of sensibility as the want of sense.
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    Accuracy of language is one of the bulwarks of truth.
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    All my experience of the world teaches me that in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, the safe and just side of a question is the generous and merciful side.
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    Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.
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    Conversation may be compared to a lyre with seven chords - philosophy, art, poetry, love, scandal, and the weather.
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    In morals what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness; in religion what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism. Fear, either as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil.
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    We can sometimes love what we do not understand, but it is impossible completely to understand what we do not love.
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    What we earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are.
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    What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are. The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of the mind, for the moment realizes itself.
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