sentimentality

A Quote by Elihu Root on action, blindness, brothers, charity, control, country, desires, duty, feeling, government, happiness, individuality, judgment, life, love, nobility, people, popularity, prejudice, principles, progress, prosperity, reason, self-c

True love of country is not mere blind partisanship. It is regard for the people of one's country and all of them; it is a feeling of fellowship and brotherhood for all of them; it is a desire for the prosperity and happiness of all of them; it is kindly and considerate judgment toward all of them. The first duty of popular self-government is individual self-control. The essential condition of true progress is that it shall be based upon grounds of reason, and not prejudice. Lincoln's noble sentiment of charity for all and malice toward none was not a specific for the Civil War, but is a living principle of action.

Elihu Root (1845 - 1937)

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on grace, heroism, life, nations, and sentimentality

The unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise is gone.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France. Vol. iii. P. 331.

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A Quote by Douglas Jerrold on action and sentimentality

Every action is measured by the depth of the sentiment from which it proceeds.

Douglas Jerrold (1803 - 1857)

Source: Spiritual Laws.

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on blessings, death, god, independence, life, and sentimentality

It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment,-Independence now and Independence forever.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Eulogy on Adams and Jefferson, Aug. 2, 1826. Webster's Works. Boston. 1857, P. 136.

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A Quote by Compte de Volney on corruption, habits, humanity, and sentimentality

The habit of shedding blood, or even of seeing it shed, corrupts all sentiment of humanity.

Compte de Volney (1757 - 1820)

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on sentimentality

Sentimentality is a superstructure covering brutality.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

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A Quote by Brigid Brophy on cruelty, money, people, and sentimentality

Whenever people say "we mustn't be sentimental", you can take it they are about to do something cruel. And if they add, "we must be realistic," they mean they are going to make money out of it.

Brigid Brophy (1929 -)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on belief, mind, and sentimentality

PREFERENCE, n. A sentiment, or frame of mind, induced by the erroneous belief that one thing is better than another.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on environment, fashion, feeling, learning, mind, prosperity, sentimentality, and thought

PHILISTINE, n. One whose mind is the creature of its environment, following the fashion in thought, feeling and sentiment. He is sometimes learned, frequently prosperous, commonly clean and always solemn.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on age, babies, emotion, sentimentality, sex, and violence

BABE or BABY, n. A misshapen creature of no particular age, sex, or condition, chiefly remarkable for the violence of the sympathies and antipathies it excites in others, itself without sentiment or emotion.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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