Augustus William Hare

Augustus William Hare

Quotes: Augustus William Hare

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    A compliment is usually accompanied with a bow, as if to beg pardon for paving it.
    Source: Guesses at truth
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    A critic should be a pair of snuffers. He is oftener an extinguisher, and not seldom a thief.
    Source: Guesses at Truth
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    A faith that sets bounds to itself, that will believe so much and no more, that will trust thus far and no further, is none.
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    A mother should give her children a superabundance of enthusiasm; that after they have lost all they are sure to lose on mixing with the world, enough may still remain to prompt fated support them through great actions.
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    A statesman, we are told, should follow public opinion. Doubtless, as a coachman follows his horses; having firm hold on the reins and guiding them.
  • Augustus William Hare
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    Courage, when it is not heroic self-sacrifice, is sometimes a modification and sometimes a result of faith.
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    Crimes sometimes shock us too much; vices almost always too little.
  • Augustus William Hare
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    Do you wish to find out a person's weak points? Note the failings he has the quickest eye for in others. They may not be the very failings he is himself conscious of; but they will be their next-door neighbors. No man keeps such a jealous lookout as a rival.
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    Everybody has his own theatre, in which he is manager, actor, prompter, playwright, sceneshifter, boxkeepeer, doorkeeper, all in one, and audience into the bargain.
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    Examples would indeed be excellent things were not people so modest that none will set, and so vain that none will follow them.
  • Augustus William Hare
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    Excessive indulgence to others, especially to children is in fact only self-indulgence under an alias.
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    Friendship close its eye, rather that see the moon eclipst; while malice denies that it is ever at the full.
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    Half the failures in life arise from pulling in one's horse as he is leaping.
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    Happy the boy whose mother is tired of talking nonsense to him before he is old enough to know the sense of it.
  • Augustus William Hare
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    He must be a thorough fool who can learn nothing from his own folly.
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