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Surely not without reason, when pirates, highwaymen, and other varieties of the extensive genus Marauder, are the only beau ideal of the active, as splenetic and railing misanthropy is of the speculative energy.
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When Scythrop grew up, he was sent, as usual, to a public school, where a little learning was painfully beaten into him, and from thence to the university, where it was carefully taken out of him; and he was sent home like a well-threshed ear of corn, with nothing in his head.

— Thomas Love Peacock

On the top of Cadair Idris,
I felt how happy a man might be
with a little money and a sane intellect,
and reflected with astonishment and pity
on the madness of the multitude.

— Thomas Love Peacock

I perceive , Sir , you are one of those who love an authority more than a reason

— Thomas Love Peacock

There is a time for every thing under the sun. You may as well dine first, and be miserable afterwards.

— Thomas Love Peacock

Mr Flosky suddenly stopped: he found himself unintentionally trespassing within the limits of common sense.

— Thomas Love Peacock

Modern literature is a north-east wind
a blight of the human soul. I take credit to myself for having helped to make it so. The way to produce fine fruit is to blight the flower. You call this a paradox. Marry, so be it.

— Thomas Love Peacock

We wither from our youth; we gasp with unslaked thirst for unattainable good; lured from the first to the last by phantoms-love, fame, ambition, avarice-all idle, and all ill-one meteor of many names, that vanishes in the smoke of death.[8]

— Thomas Love Peacock

Raven: The Honourable Mr Listless is gone. He declared that, what with family quarrels in the morning, and ghosts at night, he could get neither sleep nor peace; and that the agitation was too much for his nerves: though Mr Glowry assured him that the ghost was only poor Crow walking in his sleep, and that the shroud and bloody turban were a sheet and a red nightcap.

— Thomas Love Peacock

The waste of plenty is the resource of scarcity.

— Thomas Love Peacock

The highest wisdom and the highest genius have been invariably accompanied with cheerfulness. We have sufficient proofs on record that Shakespeare and Socrates were the most festive companions.

— Thomas Love Peacock

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