Thomas B. Macaulay Quotes

Thomas B. Macaulay Quotes: We are free, we are civilised, to little purpose, if we grudge to any portion of the human race an equal measure of freedom and civilisation.
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Thomas B. Macaulay Quote: In the modern languages there was not, six hundred years ago, a single volume which is now read. The library of our profound scholar must have consisted entirely of Latin books.
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Quotes about Thomas B. Macaulay: To carry the spirit of peace into war is a weak and cruel policy. When an extreme case calls for that remedy which is in its own nature most violent, and which, in such cases, is a remedy only because it is violent, it is idle to think of mitigating and diluting. Languid war can do nothing which negotiation or submission will do better: and to act on any other principle is, not to save blood and money, but to squander them.
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Quote about Thomas B. Macaulay: Re: Robert Montgomery's Poems His writing bears the same relation to poetry which a Turkey carpet bears to a picture. There are colours in the Turkey carpet out of which a picture might be made. There are words in Mr. Montgomery's writing which, when disposed in certain orders and combinations,have made, and will make again, good poetry. But, as they now stand, they seem to be put together on principle in such a manner as to give no image of anything in the heavens above, or in the earth beneath, or in the waters under the earth.
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Thomas B. Macaulay Sayings: That wonderful book, while it obtains admiration from the most fastidious critics, is loved by those who are too simple to admire it.
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Thomas B. Macaulay Saying: I wish I was as sure of anything as he is of everything.
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Sayings about Thomas B. Macaulay: At present, the novels which we owe to English ladies form no small part of the literary glory of our country. No class of works is more honorably distinguished for fine observation, by grace, by delicate wit, by pure moral feeling.
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Saying about Thomas B. Macaulay: Grief, which disposes gentle natures to retirement, to inaction, and to meditation, only makes restless spirits more restless.
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Thomas B. Macaulay Quotes: Genius is subject to the same laws which regulate the production of cotton and molasses.
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Thomas B. Macaulay Quote: The real object of the drama is the exhibition of human character.
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Quotes about Thomas B. Macaulay: It is, I believe, no exaggeration to say that all the historical information which has been collected from all the books written in the Sanskrit language is less valuable than what may be found in the most paltry abridgement used at preparatory schools in England.
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Quote about Thomas B. Macaulay: Generalization is necessary to the advancement of knowledge; but particularly is indispensable to the creations of the imagination. In proportion as men know more and think more they look less at individuals and more at classes. They therefore make better theories and worse poems.
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Thomas B. Macaulay Sayings: If the Sunday had not been observed as a day of rest during the last three centuries, I have not the slightest doubt that we should have been at this moment a poorer people and less civilized.
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Thomas B. Macaulay Saying: Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.
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Sayings about Thomas B. Macaulay: ... it is impossible for us, with our limited means, to attempt to educate the body of the people. We must at present do our best to form a class who may be interpreters between us and the millions whom we govern.
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Saying about Thomas B. Macaulay: Men of great conversational powers almost universally practise a sort of lively sophistry and exaggeration which deceives for the moment both themselves and their auditors.
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Thomas B. Macaulay Quotes: In employing fiction to make truth clear and goodness attractive, we are only following the example which every Christian ought to propose to himself.
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Thomas B. Macaulay Quote: Language is the machine of the poet.
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