Quotes of Envenomed

“ We often select envenomed praise which by a reaction upon those we praise shows faults we could not have shown by any other means. ”

- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“ If goodness were only a theory, it were a pity it should be lost to the world. There are a number of things, the idea of which is a clear gain to the mind. Let people, for instance, rail at friendship, genius, freedom, as long as they will — the very names of these despised qualities are better than anything else that could be substituted for them, and embalm even the most envenomed satire against them. ”

- William Hazlitt
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