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Douglas Jerrold quotes (42)

Oh tenderly the haughty day Fills his blue urn with fire.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Day

He is one of those wise philanthropists who in a time of famine would vote for nothing but a supply of toothpicks.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Greed

Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force; that thoughts rule the world.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Gravity

He thought it happier to be dead To die for Beauty than live for bread.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Beauty

Born for success he seemed With grace to win with heart to hold With shining gifts that took all eyes.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Success

Good is a good doctor but Bad is sometimes a better.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Bad

As for the brandy nothing extenuate; and the water put nought in in malice.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Alcohol

Thought is the property of him who can entertain it and of him who can adequately place it.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Property

Nor sequent centuries could hit Orbit and sum of Shakespeares wit.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Wit

The passages of Shakespeare that we most prize were never quoted until within this century.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Quotations

I do not find that the age or country makes the least difference; no nor the language the actors spoke nor the religion which they professed whether Arab in the desert or Frenchman in the Academy. I see that sensible men and conscientious men all over the world were of one religion.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Arab

None shall rule but the humble And none but Toil shall have.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Humanitarian

In fact it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Diet

We love peace but not peace at any price. There is a peace more destructive of the manhood of living man than war is destructive to his body. Chains are worse than bayonets.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Peace

I find the Englishman to be him of all men who stands firmest in his shoes.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Engineer

The surest way to hit a womans heart is to take aim kneeling.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Courtship

Every action is measured by the depth of the sentiment from which it proceeds.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Action

A man is a bundle of relations a knot of roots whose flower and fruitage is the world.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Man

Love not the flower they pluck and know it not And all their botany is Latin names.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Flower

By necessity by proclivity and by delight we all quote.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Necessity

Proverbs like the sacred books of each nation are the sanctuary of the intuitions.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Proverb

Too busy with the crowded hour to fear to live or die.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Busy

The alleged power to charm down insanity or ferocity in beasts is a power behind the eye.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Insanity

Treason is like diamonds; there is nothing to be made by the small trader.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Treason

It is as impossible for a man to be cheated by any one but himself as for a thing to be and not to be at the same time.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Cheating

Earth is here so kind that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Agriculture

What potent blood hath modest May!
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Spring

That fellow would vulgarize the day of judgment.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Judgment

The hearing ear is always found close to the speaking tongue.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Hearing

Whoever fights whoever falls Justice conquers evermore.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Justice

There is nothing settled in manners but the laws of behaviour yield to the energy of the individual.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Behavior

The ugliest of trades have their moments of pleasure. Now if I were a grave-digger or even a hangman there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Trade

I rarely read any Latin Greek German Italian sometimes not a French book in the original which I can procure in a good version. I like to be beholden to the great metropolitan English speech the sea which receives tributaries from every region under heaven. I should as soon think of swimming across Charles River when I wish to go to Boston as of reading all my books in originals when I have them rendered for me in my mother tongue.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Book

There is no great and no small To the Soul that maketh all; And where it cometh all things are; And it cometh everywhere.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Soul

Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Manners

When Shakespeare is charged with debts to his authors Landor replies Yet he was more original than his originals. He breathed upon dead bodies and brought them into life.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Original

Dogmatism is puppyism come to its full growth.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Dogma

The manly part is to do with might and main what you can do.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Do

Fear not then thou child infirm; There s no god dare wrong a worm.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: God

There is something about a wedding-gown prettier than in any other gown in the world.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Unsorted

Happiness grows at our own firesides and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Happiness

Wilt thou seal up the avenues of ill? Pay every debt as if God wrote the bill!
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Debt