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A Quote by William Wordsworth on deed, gratitude, kindness, and men

I 've heard of hearts unkind, kind deeds With coldness still returning; Alas! the gratitude of men Hath oftener left me mourning.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Simon Lee.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on men

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Men are we, and must grieve when even the shade Of that which once was great is passed away.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: On the Extinction of the Venetian Republic.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on angels, good, life, and men

The feather, whence the pen Was shaped that traced the lives of these good men, Dropped from an angel's wing.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Part iii. v. Walton's Book of Lives.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on men

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Men who can hear the Decalogue, and feel To self-reproach.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Old Cumberland Beggar.

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on admiration, books, company, learning, life, men, pleasure, and society

Might I give counsel to any man, I would say to him, try to frequent the company of your betters. In books and in life, that is the most wholesome society; learn to admire rightly; the great pleasure of life is that. Note what great men admire.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on character, confidence, men, nature, promises, and trust

Nature has written a letter of credit upon some men's faces that is honored wherever presented. You cannot help trusting such men. Their very presence gives confidence. There is "promise to pay" in their faces which gives confidence and you prefer it to another man's endorsement. Character is credit.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

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A Quote by William Tecumseh Sherman on beginning, death, kindness, and men

I began to regard the death and mangling of a couple thousand men as a small affair, a kind of morning dash-and it may be well that we become so hardened.

William Tecumseh Sherman (1820 - 1891)

Source: Letter to his wife, July 1864

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A Quote by William Strunk, Jr. on chance, failure, men, skill, success, time, understanding, and writing

To show what happens when strong writing is deprived of its vigor, George Orwell once took a passage from the Bible and drained it of its blood. [First, below, is Orwell's translation; then, the verse.] Objective consideration of contemporary phenomena compels the conclusion that success or failure in competitive activities exhibits no tendency to be commensurate with innate capacity, but that a considerable element of the unpredictable must inevitably he taken into account . -George Orwell I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. -Ecclesiastes 9:11 [KJV]

William Strunk (1869 - 1946)

Source: Strunk & White in The Elements of Style, 1918, Third Revision, 1979, p. 23.

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A Quote by William Strunk, Jr. on cruelty, manners, men, nations, philosophy, punishment, and style

In his Philosophy of Style, Herbert Spencer gives two sentences to illustrate how the vague and general can be turned into the vivid and particular: In proportion as the manners, customs, and amusements of a nation are cruel and barbarous, the regulations of its penal code will be severe. In proportion as men delight in battles, bullfights, and combats of gladiators, will they punish by hanging, burning, and the rack.

William Strunk (1869 - 1946)

Source: Strunk & White in The Elements of Style, 1918, Third Revision, 1979, p. 23.

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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on men, mind, and weakness

Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

Source: Of Human Bondage, 1915, ch. 39

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