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Thomas De Quincey Quotes
Brief author info: Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) English essayist and critic.
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It is most absurdly said, in popular language, of any man, that he is disguised in liquor; for, on the contrary, most men are disguised by sobriety.
In many walks of life, a conscience is a more expensive encumbrance than a wife or a carriage.
The peace of nature and of the innocent creatures of God seems to be secure and deep, only so long as the presence of man and his restless and unquiet spirit are not there to trouble its sanctity.
A promise is binding in the inverse ratio of the numbers to whom it is made.
Grief even in a child hates the light and shrinks from human eyes.
Either the human being must suffer and struggle as the price of a more searching vision, or his gaze must be shallow and without intellectual revelation.
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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