Quotes by William Shenstone

William Shenstone

William Shenstone

English poet

Alive from: 1714-1763

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

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    A poet that fails in writing becomes often a morose critic. The weak and insipid white wine makes at length excellent vinegar.
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    Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief. while judicious men are showing you the grounds of it.
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    A fool and his words are soon parted; a man of genius and his money.
    Source: Essay on man, manners and things (1769)
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    A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.
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    A man generally has the good or ill qualities he attributes to mankind.
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    Consider, when you are enraged at any one, what you would probably think if he should die during the dispute.
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    Hope is a flatterer but the most upright of all parasites for she frequents the poor man's hut as well as the palace of his superior.
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