Quotes by Augustus William Hare
Augustus William Hare
Category: Writers (Contemporary)
Quotes 31 till 34 of 34.
True modesty does not consist in an ignorance of our merits, but in a due estimate of them.
We never know the true value of friends. While they live, we are too sensitive of their faults; when we have lost them, we only see their virtues.
What do our clergy lose by reading their sermons? They lose preaching, the preaching of the voice in many cases, the preaching of the eye almost always.
When a man says he sees nothing in a book, he very often means that he does not see himself in it: which, if it is not a comedy or a satire, is likely enough.
Subjects in these quotes:
British writer 57
British writer 49
Sir Walter Scott
British writer and poet 33
William M. Thackeray
British writer 31
British Writer 28
British writer and poet 26
British writer 26
British Writer, Mathematician 24