William Gilmore Simms Quotes

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William Gilmore Simms Quotes

The only true source of politeness is consideration.
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Tact is one of the first mental virtues, the absence of it is fatal to the best talent.

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Tears are the natural penalties of pleasure. It is a law that we should pay for all that we enjoy.

— William Gilmore Simms

I believe that economists put decimal points in their forecasts to show they have a sense of humor.

— William Gilmore Simms

He who would acquire fame must not show himself afraid of censure. The dread of censure is the death of genius.

— William Gilmore Simms

It should console us for the fact that sin has not totally disappeared from the world, that the saints are not wholly deprived of employment.

— William Gilmore Simms

The only rational liberty is that which is born of subjection, reared in the fear of God and the love of man.

— William Gilmore Simms

The birth of a child is the imprisonment of a soul. The soul must work its way out of prison, and, in doing so, provide itself with wings for a future journey. It is for each of us to determine whether our wings shall be those of an angel or a grub!

— William Gilmore Simms

Philosophy is reason with the eyes of the soul.

— William Gilmore Simms

Our true acquisitions lie only in our charities - we gain only as we give.

— William Gilmore Simms

To make punishments efficacious, two things are necessary. They must never be disproportioned to the offence, and they must be certain.

— William Gilmore Simms

The proverb answers where the sermon fails.

— William Gilmore Simms

But for that blindness which is inseparable from malice, what terrible powers of evil would it possess! Fortunately for the world, its venom, like that of the rattlesnake, when most poisonous, clouds the eye of the reptile, and defeats its aim.

— William Gilmore Simms

There is no doubt such a thing as chance, but I see no reason why Providence should not make use of it.

— William Gilmore Simms

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