47 Total Quotes

William Shenstone Quotes

The regard one shows economy, is like that we show an old aunt who is to leave us something at last
William Shenstone
#Economy

Virtues, like essences, lose their fragrance when exposed.
William Shenstone
#English Poet

Hope is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites; for she frequents the poor man's hut, as well as the palace of his superior.
William Shenstone
#English Poet #Hope

Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it
William Shenstone
#Envy

Second thoughts oftentimes are the very worst of all thoughts.
William Shenstone
#English Poet

Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world.
William Shenstone
#Anger #English Poet

The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the moment you receive them. Then the warmth of friendship, and the intelligence received, most forcibly cooperate.
William Shenstone
#English Poet #Letters

Poetry and consumption are the most flattering of diseases
William Shenstone
#Poetry

A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.
William Shenstone
#English Poet #Falsehood

A miser grows rich by seeming poor; an extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich
William Shenstone
#Man

Sloth views the towers of Fame with envious eyes,Desirous still, still impotent to rise.
William Shenstone
#Eyes

Of all that gives politeness birth,Of all that claims to please,In motion, manners, or in mirth,The surest source is ease.
William Shenstone
#Birth

The world may be divided into people that read, people that write, people that think, and fox-hunters.
William Shenstone
#People #English Poet

The proper means of increasing the love we bear to our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one
William Shenstone
#Country

A fool and his words are soon parted.
William Shenstone
#English Poet #Fools And Foolishness

Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite, that you often diminish the one as you increase the other. Variety is most akin to the latter, simplicity to the former.
William Shenstone
#English Poet #Beauty

Every single instance of a friend's insincerity increases our dependence on the efficacy of money.
William Shenstone
#English Poet #Dependence

His knowledge of books had in some degree diminished his knowledge of the world.
William Shenstone
#English Poet #Books And Reading

Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief, while judicious men are showing you the grounds of it
William Shenstone
#Belief

Every good poet includes a critic, but the reverse is not true
William Shenstone
#Critics And Criticism

The eye must be easy, before it can be pleased.
William Shenstone
#English Poet