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67 Famous Quotes by Charles Churchill
- 11/4/1764
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With curious art the brain, too finely wrought, Preys on herself, and is destroyed by thought.

Thought Quotes, by Charles Churchill , Source: Epistle to Wm. Hogarth (l. 645)

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Who all in raptures their own works rehearse, And drawl out measur'd prose, which they call verse.

Poets Quotes, by Charles Churchill , Source: Independence (l. 95)

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Apt Alliteration's artful aid.

Authorship Quotes, by Charles Churchill , Source: The Prophecy of Famine (l. 86)

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Fool beckons fool, and dunce awakens dunce.

Folly Quotes, by Charles Churchill , Source: Apology (l. 42)

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Patience is sorrow's salve.

Patience Quotes, by Charles Churchill , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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No statesman e'er will find it worth his pains To tax our labours and excise our brains.

Statesmanship Quotes, by Charles Churchill , Source: Night (l. 271)

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But, spite of all the criticising elves, Those who would make us feel, must feel themselves.

Feeling Quotes, by Charles Churchill , Source: The Rosciad (l. 961)

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Constant attention wears the active mind, Blots out our pow'rs, and leaves a blank behind.

Mind Quotes, by Charles Churchill , Source: Epistle to Hogarth (l. 647)

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He's of stature somewhat low-- Your hero always should be tall, you know.

Heroes Quotes, by Charles Churchill , Source: The Rosciad (l. 1,029)

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Appearances to save, his only care; So things seem right, no matter what they are.

Appearance Quotes, by Charles Churchill , Source: The Rosciad (l. 299)

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Fashion--a word which knaves and fools may use, Their knavery and folly to excuse.

Fashion Quotes, by Charles Churchill , Source: The Rosciad (l. 455)

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Man and wife, Coupled together for the sake of strife.

Matrimony Quotes, by Charles Churchill , Source: The Rosciad (l. 1,005)

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My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.

Matrimony Quotes, by Charles Churchill , Source: The Rosciad (l. 1,005)

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Oh! how many torments lie in the small circle of a wedding ring.

Matrimony Quotes, by Charles Churchill , Source: The Rosciad (l. 1,005)

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Not without art, but yet to Nature true.

Nature Quotes, by Charles Churchill , Source: The Rosciad (l. 699)

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Who, to patch up his fame--or fill his purse-- Still pilfers wretched plans, and makes them worse; Like gypsies, lest the stolen brat be known, Defacing first, then claiming for his own.

Plagiarism Quotes, by Charles Churchill , Source: The Apology (l. 232)

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Nor waste their sweetness in the desert air.

Sweetness Quotes, by Charles Churchill , Source: Gotham (bk. II, l. 20)

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A joke's a very serious thing.

Jesting Quotes, by Charles Churchill , Source: Ghost (bk. 4)

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Greatly his foes he dreads, but more his friends, He hurts me most who lavishly commends.

Friends Quotes, by Charles Churchill , Source: The Apology (l. 19)

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Friends I have made, whom Envy must commend, But not one foe whom I would wish a friend.

Friends Quotes, by Charles Churchill , Source: Conference (l. 297)

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The rigid saint, by whom no mercy's shown To saints whose lives are better than his own.

Religion Quotes, by Charles Churchill , Source: Epistle to Hogarth (l. 25)

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Who shall dispute what the Reviewers say? Their word's sufficient; and to ask a reason, In such a state as theirs, is downright treason.

Criticism Quotes, by Charles Churchill , Source: Apology (l. 94)

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Though by whim, envy, or resentment led, They damn those authors whom they never read.

Criticism Quotes, by Charles Churchill , Source: The Candidate (l. 57)

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A servile race Who, in mere want of fault, all merit place; Who blind obedience pay to ancient schools, Bigots to Greece, and slaves to musty rules.

Criticism Quotes, by Charles Churchill , Source: The Rosciad (l. 183)

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But, spite of all the criticising elves, Those who would make us feel, must feel themselves.

Criticism Quotes, by Charles Churchill , Source: The Rosciad (l. 961)

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