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A Quote by Joseph Addison on authors, pleasure, and soul

I think I may define taste to be that faculty of the soul which discerns the beauties of an author with pleasure, and the imperfections with dislike.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on authors and kindness

Authors have established it as a kind of rule, that a man ought to be dull sometimes; as the most severe reader makes allowances for many rests and nodding-places in a voluminous writer.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Spectator, no. 124 (London), 23 July 1711.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on authors, emptiness, entertainment, life, and reading

Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Spectator, no. 93 (London), 16 June 1711.

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A Quote by John Taylor on authors, errors, god, justice, philosophy, principles, and truth

In every principle presented to us, our first inquiry should be, "Is it true?" "Does it emanate from God?" If he is its Author it can be sustained just as much as any other truth in natural philosophy; if false it should be opposed and exposed just as much as any other error.

John Taylor (1808 - 1887)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on authors and meaning

Be sure that you go to the author to get at his meaning, not to find yours.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on authors and meaning

But whether thus submissively or not, at least be sure that you go to the author to get at his meaning, not to find yours.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

Source: Sesame and Lilies

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A Quote by John Milton on authors, borrowing, good, and kindness

For such kind of borrowing as this, if it be not bettered by the borrowers, among good authors is accounted Plagiarè.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Iconoclastes, xxiii.

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A Quote by John Keats on authors and philosophy

Axioms in philosophy are not axioms until they are proved upon our pulses: we read fine things but never feel them to the full until we have gone the same steps as the author.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Letters, To J. H. Reynolds, 3 May 1818

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A Quote by John Donne on age, authors, books, god, justice, language, libraries, lies, mankind, and war

All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated; God emploies several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice; but God's hand is in every translation; and his hand shall bind up all our scattered leaves again, for that library where every book shall lie open to one another.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Devotions, 1623

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A Quote by John Burke on authors, plagiarism, and research

If you steal from one author, it's plagiarism. If you steal from two, it's research.

John Burke

Source: Bogue's Progress: The Fabulous Adventures of Wilson Mizner chapter 9, p. 167 (1975).

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