Augustus William Hare Quotes

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Augustus William Hare Quotes

The poet sees things as they look. Is this having a faculty the less? or a sense the more?
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When the moon, after covering herself with darkness as in sorrow, at last throws off the garments of her widowhood, she does not at once expose herself impudently to the public gaze; but for a time remains veiled in a transparent cloud, till she gradually acquires courage to endure the looks and admiration of beholders.

— Augustus William Hare

The mind is like a trunk: if well-packed, it holds almost every thing; if ill-packed, next to nothing.

— Augustus William Hare

Much of this world's wisdom is still acquired by necromancy,
by consulting the oracular dead.

— Augustus William Hare

They who disbelieve in virtue because man has never been found perfect, might as reasonably deny the sun because it is not always noon.

— Augustus William Hare

Many men spend their lives in gazing at their own shadows, and so dwindle away into shadows thereof.

— Augustus William Hare

Some persons take reproof good-humoredly enough, unless you are so unlucky as to hit a sore place. Then they wince and writhe, and start up and knock you down for your impertinence, or wish you good morning.

— Augustus William Hare

Just, harmonious, temperate as is the spirit of liberty, there is in the name and mere notion of it a vagueness so opposite to the definite clearness of the moral law ...

— Augustus William Hare

Who is fit to govern others? He who governs himself. You might as well have said: nobody.

— Augustus William Hare

When a man says he sees nothing in a book, he very often means that he does not see himself in it: which, if it is not a comedy or a satire, is likely enough.

— Augustus William Hare

Many a man's vices have at first been nothing worse than good qualities run wild.

— Augustus William Hare

We like slipping, but not falling; our real anxiety is to be tempted enough.

— Augustus William Hare

Nature is mighty. Art is mighty. Artifice is weak. For nature is the work of a mightier power than man. Art is the work of man under the guidance and inspiration of a mightier power. Artifice is the work of mere man, in the imbecility of his mimic understanding.

— Augustus William Hare

To know the hight [sic] of a mountain, one must climb it.

— Augustus William Hare

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