Douglas Jerrold Quotes (59 Quotes)


    What would women do if they could not cry What poor, defenseless creatures they would be

    Proverbs, like the sacred books of each nation, are the sanctuary of the intuitions.

    The alleged power to charm down insanity, or ferocity in beasts, is a power behind the eye.

    Some people are so fond of bad luck they run half way to meet it.

    It is a beautiful necessity of our nature to love something.


    Love not the flower they pluck and know it not, And all their botany is Latin names.

    God may forgive sins, he said, but awkwardness has no forgiveness in heaven or earth.

    Sir, you are like a pin, but without either its head or its point.


    He is one of those wise philanthropists who in a time of famine would vote for nothing but a supply of toothpicks.

    The ugliest of trades have their moments of pleasure. Now, if I were a grave-digger, or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.

    Every action is measured by the depth of the sentiment from which it proceeds.

    A conservative is a man who will not look at the new moon out of respect for that "ancient institution" the old one.

    The manly part is to do with might and main what you can do.


    Nothing can be truer than fairy wisdom. It is as true as sunbeams.

    Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.

    There is nothing settled in manners, but the laws of behaviour yield to the energy of the individual.

    Thought is the property of him who can entertain it, and of him who can adequately place it.


    The passages of Shakespeare that we most prize were never quoted until within this century.

    Virtue is a beautiful thing in woman when they don't go about with it like a child with a drum making all sorts of noise with it

    Nor sequent centuries could hit Orbit and sum of Shakespeare's wit.


    I rarely read any Latin, Greek, German, Italian, sometimes not a French book, in the original, which I can procure in a good version. I like to be beholden to the great metropolitan English speech, the sea which receives tributaries from every region under heaven. I should as soon think of swimming across Charles River when I wish to go to Boston, as of reading all my books in originals when I have them rendered for me in my mother tongue.

    We love peace, as we abhor pusillanimity but not peace at any price.

    Fear not, then, thou child infirm There 's no god dare wrong a worm.


    Born for success he seemed, With grace to win, with heart to hold, With shining gifts that took all eyes.



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