Quotes by James Thomson

James Thomson

Scottish poet

Alive from: 1700-1748

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

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    A little, round, fat, oily man of God.
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    I know no subject more elevating, more amazing, more ready to the poetical enthusiasm, the philosophical reflection, and the moral sentiment than the works of nature. Where can we meet such variety, such beauty, such magnificence?
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    I think a bishop who doesn't give offence to anyone is probably not a good bishop.
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    Ingratitude is treason to mankind.
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    More firm and sure the hand of courage strikes, when it obeys the watchful eye of caution.
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    Peace is the happy natural state of man; war is corruption and disgrace.
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    That which makes people dissatisfied with their condition, is the chimerical idea they form of the happiness of others.
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