Thomas De Quincey Quotes

Thomas De Quincey Quotes: Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.
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Thomas De Quincey Quote: I stood checked for a moment - awe, not fear, fell upon me - and whist I stood, a solemn wind began to blow, the most mournful that ever ear heard. Mournful! That is saying nothing. It was a wind that had swept the fields of mortality for a hundred centuries.
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Quotes about Thomas De Quincey: It is an impressive truth that sometimes in the very lowest forms of duty, less than which would rank a man as a villain, there is, nevertheless the sublimest ascent of self-sacrifice. To do less would class you as an object of eternal scorn, to do so much presumes the grandeur of heroism.
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Quote about Thomas De Quincey: It was a Sunday afternoon, wet and cheerless; and a duller spectacle this earth of ours has not to show than a rainy Sunday in London.
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Thomas De Quincey Sayings: Enough if every age produce two or three critics of this esoteric class, with here and there a reader to understand them.
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Thomas De Quincey Saying: It is notorious that the memory strengthens as you lay burdens upon it, and becomes trustworthy as you trust it.
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Sayings about Thomas De Quincey: I feel that there is no such thing as ultimate forgetting; traces once impressed upon the memory are indestructible.
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Saying about Thomas De Quincey: A great scholar, in the highest sense of the term, is not one who depends simply on an infinite memory, but also on an infinite and electrical power of combination; bringing together from the four winds, like the Angel of the Resurrection, what else were dust from dead men's bones, into the unity of breathing life.
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Thomas De Quincey Quotes: The peace of nature and of the innocent creatures of god seems to be secure and deep, only so long as the presence of man and his restless and unquiet spirit are not there to trouble its sanctity.
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