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 (1803 - 1857)
Source: Quotation and Originality.
Contributed by: Zaady
Whoever fights, whoever falls, Justice conquers evermore.
Wilt thou seal up the avenues of ill? Pay every debt, as if God wrote the bill!
Source: Suum Cuique.
Dogmatism is puppyism come to its full growth.
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.
There is no great and no small To the Soul that maketh all; And where it cometh, all things are; And it cometh everywhere.
Source: Essays. First Series. Epigraph to History.
There is nothing settled in manners, but the laws of behaviour yield to the energy of the individual.
Source: Essays. Second Series. Manners.
There is something about a wedding-gown prettier than in any other gown in the world.
Source: A Wedding-gown.
Thought is the property of him who can entertain it, and of him who can adequately place it.
Too busy with the crowded hour to fear to live or die.
Source: Quatrains. Nature.
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