Quotes by Martin Farquhar Tupper

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Martin Farquhar Tupper

English writer and poet

Alive from: 1810-1889

Category: Poets (Contemporary) | Writers (Contemporary)

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    A good book is the best of friends.
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    Anger is a noble infirmity; the generous failing of the just; the one degree that riseth above zeal, asserting the prerogative of virtue.
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    Memory is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory?
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    Pain adds rest unto pleasure, and teaches the luxury of health.
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    Prayer is the slender nerve that moves the muscle of omnipotence.
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    Ridicule is a weak weapon when pointed at a strong mind; but common people are cowards and dread an empty laugh.
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    Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
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