Roger L'Estrange Quotes

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Roger L'Estrange Quotes

There is no opposing brutal force to the stratagems of human reason.
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So long as we stand in need of a benefit, there is nothing dearer to us; nor anything cheaper when we have received it.

— Roger L'Estrange

To be longing for this thing to-day and for that thing to-morrow; to change likings for loathings, and to stand wishing and hankering at a venture
how is it possible for any man to be at rest in this fluctuant, wandering humor and opinion?

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The common people do not judge of vice or virtue by morality or immorality, so much as by the stamp that is set upon it by men of figure.

— Roger L'Estrange

A plodding diligence brings us sooner to our journey's end than a fluttering way of advancing by starts.

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The fairest blossoms of pleasantry thrive best where the sun is not strong enough to scorch, nor the soil rank enough to corrupt.

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Intemperate wits will spare neither friend nor foe, and make themselves the common enemies of mankind.

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What man in his right senses, that has wherewithal to live free, would make himself a slave for superfluities? What does that man want who has enough? Or what is he the better for abundance that can never be satisfied.

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Ingratitude is abhorred by God and man.

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Live and let live is the rule of common justice.

— Roger L'Estrange

Unruly ambition is deaf, not only to the advice of friends, but to the counsels and monitions of reason itself.

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Avarice is insatiable, and is always pushing on for more.

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He that contemns a shrew to the degree of not descending to words with her does worse than beat her.

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There is no contending with necessity, and we should be very tender how we censure those that submit to it. It is one thing to be at liberty to do what we will, and another thing to be tied up to do what we must.

— Roger L'Estrange

Partiality in a parent is unlucky; for fondlings are in danger to be made fools.

— Roger L'Estrange

There is no opposing brutal force to the stratagems of human reason.

— Roger L'Estrange

The lowest boor may laugh on being tickled, but a man must have intelligence to be amused by wit.

— Roger L'Estrange

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