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Walter Savage Landor Quotes
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Truth, like the juice of the poppy, in small quantities, calms men; in larger, heats and irritates them, and is attended by fatal consequences in its excess.
Truth is a point, the subtlest and finest; harder than adamant; never to be broken, worn away, or blunted. Its only bad quality is, that it is sure to hurt those who touch it; and likely to draw blood, perhaps the life blood, of those who press earnestly upon it.
Tyrants never perish from tyranny, but always from folly,-when their fantasies have built up a palace for which the earth has no foundation.
Wherever there is excessive wealth, there is also in the train of it excessive poverty; as, where the sun is brightest, the shade is deepest.
True wit, to every man, is that which falls on another.
I hate false words, and seek with care, difficulty, and moroseness, those that fit the thing.
Clear writers, like fountains, do not seem so deep as they are; the turbid look the most profound.
Every great writer is a writer of history, let him treat on almost what subject he may. He carries with him for thousands of years a portion of his times.
Authors are like cattle going to a fair: those of the same field can never move on without butting one another.
Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.
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A woman we love rarely satisfies all our needs, and we deceive her with a woman whom we do not love.
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One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
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There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
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A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
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Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you're really strangers.
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