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 (1803 - 1857)
Contributed by: Zaady
The passages of Shakespeare that we most prize were never quoted until within this century.
Source: Quotation and Originality.
The silent organ loudest chants The master's requiem.
The surest way to hit a woman's heart is to take aim kneeling.
Source: Douglas Jerrold's Wit.
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.
Source: Ugly Trades.
The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.
The alleged power to charm down insanity, or ferocity in beasts, is a power behind the eye.
The best thing I know between France and England is the sea.
Source: The Anglo-French Alliance.
The hearing ear is always found close to the speaking tongue.
Source: English Traits. Race.
The life of the husbandman,-a life fed by the bounty of earth and sweetened by the airs of heaven.
Source: The Husbandman's Life.
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