Quotes of Thomas De Quincey

“ If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbathbreaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination. ”

- Thomas De Quincey

“ the opiumeater cannot present himself in the character of l'Allegro: even then, he speaks and thinks as becomes Il Penseroso. ”

- Thomas De Quincey

“ So blended and intertwisted in this life are occasions of laughter and of tears, ”

- Thomas De Quincey

“ the opiumeater cannot present himself in the character of l'Allegro: even then, he speaks and thinks as becomes Il Penseroso. ”

- Thomas De Quincey

“ But my way of writing is rather to think aloud, and follow my own humours, than much to consider who is listening to me; and, if I stop to consider what is proper to be said to this or that person, I shall soon come to doubt whether any part at all is proper. ”

- Thomas De Quincey

“ Allow me to offer my congratulations on the truly admirable skill you have shown in keeping clear of the mark. Not to have hit once in so many trials, argues the most splendid talents for missing. ”

- Thomas De Quincey

“ Allow me to offer my congratulations on the truly admirable skill you have shown in keeping clear of the mark. Not to have hit once in so many trials, argues the most splendid talents for missing. ”

- Thomas De Quincey

“ Allow me to offer my congratulations on the truly admirable skill you have shown in keeping clear of the mark. Not to have hit once in so many trials, argues the most splendid talents for missing. ”

- Thomas De Quincey

“ Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite beverage of the intellectual. ”

- Thomas De Quincey

“ 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. ”

- Thomas De Quincey

“ 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. ”

- Thomas De Quincey

“ Call for the grandest of all earthly spectacles. What is that? It is the sun going to his rest. ”

- Thomas De Quincey

“ Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies; for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone and leave it alone. ”

- Thomas De Quincey

“ Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies; for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone and leave it alone. ”

- Thomas De Quincey

“ In many walks of life, a conscience is a more expensive encumbrance than a wife or a carriage. ”

- Thomas De Quincey

“ Call for the grandest of all earthly spectacles. What is that? It is the sun going to his rest. ”

- Thomas De Quincey

“ Thou hast the keys of Paradise, oh just, subtle, and mighty opium! ”

- Thomas De Quincey

“ 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. ”

- Thomas De Quincey

“ 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. ”

- Thomas De Quincey

“ In many walks of life, a conscience is a more expensive encumbrance than a wife or a carriage. ”

- Thomas De Quincey

“ Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite beverage of the intellectual. ”

- 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. ”

- Thomas De Quincey

“ Flowers that are so pathetic in their beauty, frail as the clouds, and in their coloring as gorgeous as the heavens, had through thousands of years been the heritage of children — honored as the jewelry of God only by them — when suddenly the voice of Christianity, counter-signing the voice of infancy, raised them to a grandeur transcending the Hebrew throne, although founded by God himself, and pronounced Solomon in all his glory not to be arrayed like one of these. ”

- Thomas De Quincey

“ There is a necessity for a regulating discipline of exercise that, whilst evoking the human energies, will not suffer them to be wasted. ”

- 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. ”

- Thomas De Quincey

“ Thou hast the keys of Paradise, oh just, subtle, and mighty opium! ”

- Thomas De Quincey

“ Thou hast the keys of Paradise, oh just, subtle, and mighty opium! ”

- Thomas De Quincey

“ Thou hast the keys of Paradise, oh just, subtle, and mighty opium! ”

- Thomas De Quincey

“ 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. ”

- Thomas De Quincey

“ If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination. ”

- Thomas De Quincey
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