A.W. Hare Quotes & Wallpapers


Total Quotes: 39


The mind is like a sheet of white paper in this, that the impression it receivest oftenest, and retains the longest, are black ones. A.W. Hare

The first step to self-knowledge is self-distrust. Nor can we attain to any kind of knowledge, except by a like process. A.W. Hare

Nobody who is afraid of laughing, and heartily too, at his friend, can be said to have a true and thorough love for him. A.W. Hare

Knowledge partakes of infinity; it widens with our capacities: the higher we mount in it, the vaster and more magnificent are the prospects it stretches out before us. A.W. Hare

The king is the least independent man in his dominions; the beggar the most so. A.W. Hare

To talk without effort is, after all, the great charm of talking. A.W. Hare

Half the failures in life arise from pulling in one's horse as he is leaping. A.W. Hare

What do our clergy lose by reading their sermons? They lose preaching, the preaching of the voice in many cases, the preaching of the eye almost always. A.W. Hare

Song is the tone of feeling. If song, however, be the tone of feeling, what is beautiful singing? The balance of feeling, not the absence of it. A.W. Hare

Few persons have courage enough to appear as good as they really are. A.W. Hare

Jealousy is said to be the offspring of Love. Yet, unless the parent makes haste to strangle the child, the child will not rest till it has poisoned the parent. A.W. Hare

Poverty breeds wealth; and wealth in its turn breeds poverty. The earth, to form the mould, is taken out of the ditch; and whatever may be the height of the one will be the depth of the other. A.W. Hare

Heroism is active; genius, contemplative heroism. Heroism is the self-devotion of genius manifesting itself in action. A.W. Hare

Oratory may be symbolized by a warrior's eye, flashing from under a philosopher's brow. But why a warrior's eye rather than a poet's? Because in oratory the will must pre dominate. A.W. Hare

The most mischievous liars are those who keep sliding on the verge of truth. A.W. Hare

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

Courage, when it is not heroic self-sacrifice, is sometimes a modification and sometimes a result of faith. A.W. Hare

We never know the true value of friends. While they live, we are too sensitive of their faults; when we have lost them, we only see their virtues. A.W. Hare

The craving for sympathy is the common boundary-line between joy and sorrow. A.W. Hare

In darkness there is no choice. It is light that enables us to see the difference between things; and it is Christ that gives us light. A.W. Hare

Some men treat the God of their fathers as they treat their father's friend. They do not deny him; by no means: they only deny themselves to him, when he is good enough to call upon them. A.W. Hare

I have ever gained the most profit, and the most pleasure also, from the books which have made me think the most: and, when the difficulties have once been overcome, these are the books which have stuck the deepest root, not only in my memory and understanding, but likewise in my affections. A.W. Hare

True modesty does not consist in an ignorance of our merits, but in a due estimate of them. A.W. Hare

Reviewers are forever telling authors they can't understand them. The author might often reply: Is that my fault? A.W. Hare

He must be a thorough fool who can learn nothing from his own folly. A.W. Hare

Everybody has his own theatre, in which he is manager, actor, prompter, playwright, sceneshifter, boxkeepeer, doorkeeper, all in one, and audience into the bargain. A.W. Hare

How few are our real wants! and how easy is it to satisfy them! Our imaginary ones are boundless and insatiable. A.W. Hare

He who does evil that good may come, pays a toll to the devil to let him into heaven. A.W. Hare

A faith that sets bounds to itself, that will believe so much and no more, that will trust thus far and no further, is none. A.W. Hare

Do you wish to find out a person's weak points? Note the failings he has the quickest eye for in others. They may not be the very failings he is himself conscious of; but they will be their next-door neighbors. No man keeps such a jealous lookout as a rival. A.W. Hare

A compliment is usually accompanied with a bow, as if to beg pardon for paying it. A.W. Hare

The greatest truths are the simplest: and so are the greatest men. A.W. Hare

The only way of setting the will free is to deliver it from wilfulness. A.W. Hare

Friendship close its eye, rather that see the moon eclipst; while malice denies that it is ever at the full. A.W. Hare

A critic should be a pair of snuffers. He is oftener an extinguisher, and not seldom a thief. A.W. Hare

Mountains never shake hands. Their roots may touch; they may keep together some way up; but at length they part company, and rise into individual, insulated peaks. So is it with great men. A.W. Hare

Do, and have done. The former is far the easiest. A.W. 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. A.W. Hare

Excessive indulgence to others, especially to children is in fact only self-indulgence under an alias. A.W. Hare



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