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3 Famous Quotes by Thomas De Quincey ("The Opium Eater")

Allow me to offer my congratulations on the truly admirable skill you have shown in keeping clear of the mark. Not to have hit once in so many trials, argues the most splendid talents for missing.

Failure Quotes, by Thomas De Quincey ("The Opium Eater") , Source: Works (vol. XIV, p. 161), quoting the Emperor Galerius to a soldier who missed the target many times

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There is first the literature of knowledge, and secondly, the literature of power. The function of the first is--to teach; the function of the second is--to move, the first is a rudder, the second an oar or a sail. The first speaks to the mere discursive understanding; the second speaks ultimately, it may happen, to the higher understanding or reason, but always through affections of pleasure and sympathy. - Thomas De Quincey ("The Opium Eater"),

Literature Quotes, by Thomas De Quincey ("The Opium Eater") , Source: Essays on the Poets--Alexander Pope

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Thou hast the keys of Paradise, O just, subtle, and mighty opium!

Imagination Quotes, by Thomas De Quincey ("The Opium Eater") , Source: Confessions of an Opium Eater

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