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A plain woman is one who, however beautiful, neglects to charm.
— Edgar Saltus —

I think our lives are surely but the dreams
Of spirits, dwelling in the distant spheres,
Who as we die, do one by one awake.

— Edgar Saltus

Edgar Saltus Quotes: Briefly then life to the pessimist is a
Briefly, then, life, to the pessimist, is a motiveless desire, a constant pain and continued struggle, followed by death, and so on, in secula seculorum, until the planet's crust crumbles to dust.

— Edgar Saltus

But to such a man as Schopenhauer,-one who considered five sixths of the population to be knaves or blockheads, and who had thought out a system for the remaining fraction,-to such a man as he, the question of esteem, or the lack thereof, was of small consequence. He cared nothing for the existence which he led in the minds of other people. To his own self he was true, to the calling of his destiny constant, and he felt that he could sit and snap his fingers at the world, knowing that Time, who is at least a gentleman, would bring him his due unasked.

— Edgar Saltus

As a general rule, nine tenths of happiness may be said to rest on the state of health; when this is perfect, anything and everything may be a source of pleasure; in illness, on the other hand, nothing, no matter what its nature may be, is capable of affording any real enjoyment.

— Edgar Saltus

Skepticism is history's bedfellow.

— Edgar Saltus

I wrote The Philosophy of Disenchantment, which is, I think, the gloomiest and worst book ever published. Out of sheer laziness, I then produced a history of atheism, The Anatomy of Negation, which has been honored by international dislike. Need I state that of all my children it is the one that I prefer?

— Edgar Saltus

Edgar Saltus Quotes: Men hate to be misunderstood and to be
Men hate to be misunderstood, and to be understood makes them furious.

— Edgar Saltus

A plain woman is one who, however beautiful, neglects to charm.

— Edgar Saltus

[T]he progress of civilization corresponds with the spread of general nausea.

— Edgar Saltus

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