Leigh Hunt

Leigh Hunt

British poet, essaywriter

Lived from: 1784-1859

Category: Poets (Contemporary) | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Leigh Hunt

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    Great woman belong to history and to self sacrifice.
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    Affection, like melancholy, magnifies trifles; but the magnifying of the one is like looking through a telescope at heavenly objects; that of the other, like enlarging monsters with a microscope.
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    Colors are the smiles of nature.
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    If you ever have to support a flagging conversation, introduce the topic of eating.
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    It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young, and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old.
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    Night's deepest gloom is but a calm; that soothes the weary mind: The labored days restoring balm; the comfort of mankind.
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    Sympathizing and selfish people are alike, both given to tears.
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    The person who can be only serious or only cheerful, is but half a man.
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    The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing.
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    Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.
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