sentimentality

A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on friendship, inspiration, and sentimentality

ANTIPATHY, n. The sentiment inspired by one's friend's friend.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on literature, poets, and sentimentality

It is long since Mr. Carlyle expressed his opinion that if any poet or other literary creature could really be "killed off by one critique" or many, the sooner he was so despatched the better; a sentiment in which I for one humbly but heartily concur.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: Under the Microscope.

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on clarity, facts, feeling, ideas, intelligence, sentimentality, study, and superstition

In the study of ideas, it is necessary to remember that insistence on hard-headed clarity issues from sentimental feeling, as it were a mist, cloaking the perplexities of fact. Insistence on clarity at all costs is based on sheer superstition as to the mode in which human intelligence functions. Our reasonings grasp at straws for premises and float on gossamers for deductions.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on agreement, behavior, remorse, repentance, sentimentality, and time

Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Abram L. Urban on dreams, garden, and sentimentality

In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful.

Abram L. Urban

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on failure, sentimentality, and success

Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Lincoln-Douglas debate at Ottawa, August 21, 1858

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