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Certain it is that their power increased always in an exact proportion to the weakness of the Caliphate, and, without doubt, in some of the…
All is extremely genteel; and there is almost as much repose as in the golden saloons of the contiguous palaces. At any rate, if there…
The Self-Educated are marked by stubborn peculiarities.
The most noble criticism is that in which the critic is not the antagonist so much as the rival of the author.
The act of contemplation then creates the thing created.
Happy the man when he has not the defects of his qualities.
Literature is an avenue to glory, ever open for those ingenious men who are deprived of honours or of wealth.
To think, and to feel, constitute the two grand divisions of men of genius – the men of reasoning and the men of imagination.
Fortune has rarely condescended to be the companion of genius.
Time the great destroyer of other men’s happiness, only enlarges the patrimony of literature to its possessor.
Quotations, like much better things, has its abuses.
After all, it is style alone by which posterity will judge of a great work, for an author can have nothing truly his own but…
The golden hour of invention must terminate like other hours, and when the man of genius returns to the cares, the duties, the vexations, and…
Many men of genius must arise before a particular man of genius can appear.
The defects of great men are the consolation of the dunces.
Enthusiasm is that secret and harmonious spirit which hovers over the production of genius.
Their chief residence was Bagdad, where they remained until the eleventh century, an age fatal in Oriental history, from the disasters of which the Princes…
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Those who do not read criticism will rarely merit to be criticised.
The wise make proverbs, and fools repeat them.
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