William Cobbett

British journalist

Lived from: 1762-1835

Category: Media

Quotes: William Cobbett

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    Happiness, or misery, is in the mind. It is the mind that lives.
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    It is not the greatness of a man's means that makes him independent, so much as the smallness of his wants.
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    Another great evil arising from this desire to be thought rich; or rather, from the desire not to be thought poor, is the destructive thing which has been honored by the name of ''speculation''; but which ought to be called Gambling.
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    It is by attempting to reach the top in a single leap that so much misery is produced in the world.
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    Nothing is so well calculated to produce a death-like torpor in the country as an extended system of taxation and a great national debt.
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    Perhaps there are none more lazy, or more truly ignorant, than your everlasting readers.
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    The very hirelings of the press, whose trade it is to buoy up the spirits of the people. have uttered falsehoods so long, they have played off so many tricks, that their budget seems, at last, to be quite empty.
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    Women are a sisterhood. They make common cause in behalf of the sex; and, indeed, this is natural enough, when we consider the vast power that the law gives us over them.
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