A Quote by Bernard Berenson on boasts, despair, and hope

Boast is always a cry of despair, except in the young it is a cry of hope.

Bernard Berenson (1865 - 1959)

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A Quote by Bern Williams on boasts, inventions, and romance

If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.

Bern Williams

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on boasts


CRITIC, n. A person who boasts himself hard to please because nobody tries to please him.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on apathy, boasts, exercise, laziness, mind, rest, strength, and virtue

In lazy apathy let stoics boast Their virtue fix'd: 't is fix'd as in a frost; Contracted all, retiring to the breast; But strength of mind is exercise, not rest.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle ii. Line 101.

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