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13 Famous Quotes by Horace Walpole
9/24/1717 - 3/2/1797
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Horatio Walpole
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Mystery is the wisdom of blockheads.

Mystery Quotes, by Horace Walpole

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The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.

Interest Quotes, by Horace Walpole

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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.

Sensibility Quotes, by Horace Walpole , Source: see Cunningham's "Walpole"

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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.

Scotland Quotes, by Horace Walpole , Source: To the Rev. William Mason

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Prognostics do not always prove prophecies, at least the wisest prophets make sure of the event first.

Prophecy (prophesy) Quotes, by Horace Walpole , Source: Letter to Thomas Walpole

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A careless song, with a little nonsense in it now and then, does not mis-become a monarch.

Nonsense Quotes, by Horace Walpole , Source: Letter to Sir Horace Mann

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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.

Ruin Quotes, by Horace Walpole , Source: Letter to Horace Mann

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Oh that I were seated as high as my ambition, I'd place my naked foot on the necks of monarchs.

Ambition Quotes, by Horace Walpole

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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.

Ability Quotes, by Horace Walpole

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Men ... are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.

Credit Quotes, by Horace Walpole

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That is the best -- to laugh with someone because you think the same things are funny.

Humor Quotes, by Horace Walpole

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The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.

Humor Quotes, by Horace Walpole

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The world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.

Tragedy Quotes, by Horace Walpole

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