Quotes by Thomas De Quincey

Thomas De Quincey

British writer

Alive from: 1785-1859

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    Call for the grandest of all earthly spectacles, what is that? It is the sun going to his rest.
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    Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.
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    If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.
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    In many walks of life, a conscience is a more expensive encumbrance than a wife or a carriage.
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    Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
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    Once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.
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    Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite beverage of the intellectual.
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    Thou hast the keys of Paradise, oh just, subtle, and mighty opium!
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