Skip to main content

Poetry is a beautiful way of s...

Poetry is a beautiful way of spoiling prose, and the laborious art of exchanging plain sense for harmony.

146 quotes

Imagination was given to man t...

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he isn't. A sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.

146 quotes

Plot, rules, nor even poetry, ...

Plot, rules, nor even poetry, are not half so great beauties in tragedy or comedy as a just imitation of nature, of character, of the passions and their operations in diversified situations.

146 quotes

Justice is rather the activity...

Justice is rather the activity of truth, than a virtue in itself. Truth tells us what is due to others, and justice renders that due. Injustice is acting a lie.

146 quotes

I sit with my toes in a brook,...

I sit with my toes in a brook,
And if any one axes forwhy?
I hits them a rap with my crook,
For 'tis sentiment does it, says I.

146 quotes

In short, he and the Scotch ha...

In short, he and the Scotch have no way of redeeming the credit
of their understandings, but by avowing that they have been
consummate villains. Stavano bene; per star meglio, stanno qui.

146 quotes

The next Augustan age will daw...

The next Augustan age will dawn on the other side of the
Atlantic. There will, perhaps, be a Thucydides at Boston, a
Xenophon at New York, in time a Vergil at Mexico, and a Newton at
Peru. At last some curious traveller from Lima will visit
England, and give a description of the ruins of St. Paul's, like
the editions of Balbec and Palmyra.

146 quotes

Men are often capable of great...

Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.

146 quotes

I firmly believe, notwithstand...

I firmly believe, notwithstanding all our complaints, that almost every person upon earth tastes upon the totality more happiness than misery.

146 quotes

At last some curious traveller...

At last some curious traveller from Lima will visit England, and give a description of the ruins of St. Paul's, like the editions of Baalbec and Palmyra.

146 quotes

История в фотографиях (22)

72

Сегодня мы Вам покажем шины с подсветкой, разработанные Goodyear в 1961 году. Очередь из 30.000 человек в первый российский Макдональдс. Особняк в Амитивилле в котором живет приведение....

История в фотографиях (21)

128

В этой подборке мы увидим обувь римского легионера, островок старой Москвы, 1970 год. Пистолет-кастет, 1890-е....