Quotes by Jeremy Collier

Jeremy Collier

Jeremy Collier

English theatre critic, non-juror bishop and theologian

Alive from: 1650-1726

Category: Media

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    As the language of the face is universal, so 'tis very comprehensive; no laconism can reach it: 'Tis the short hand of the mind, and crowds a great deal in a little room
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    Atheism is the result of ignorance and pride; of strong sense and feeble reasons; of good eating and ill living.
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    Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought - asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.
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    Disparity in age seems a greater obstacle to an intimate friendship than inequality of fortune.
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    Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases.
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    He that has his own troubles and the happiness of his neighbours to disturb him has work enough.
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    How many feasible projects have miscarried through despondency, and been strangled in their birth by a cowardly imagination.
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    Idleness is an inlet to disorder, and makes way for licentiousness. People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.
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    People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.
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    Perpetual pushing and assurance put a difficulty out of countenance and make a seeming difficulty gives way.
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    There are few things reason can discover with so much certainty and ease as its own insufficiency.
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    True courage is a result of reasoning. A brave mind is always impregnable.
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