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Leigh Hunt Quote: “The groundwork of all happiness is health.”

The groundwork of all happiness is health.

— Leigh Hunt



Leigh Hunt Quote: “Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion.”

Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “Patience and gentleness is power.”

Patience and gentleness is power.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “Colors are the smiles of nature.”

Colors are the smiles of nature.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “Improvement is nature.”

Improvement is nature.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “Poetry is the breath of beauty.”

Poetry is the breath of beauty.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “Stolen sweets are always sweeter, Stolen kisses much completer, Stolen looks are nice in chapels, Stolen, stolen be your apples.”

Stolen sweets are always sweeter, Stolen kisses much completer, Stolen looks are nice in chapels, Stolen, stolen be your apples.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “Music is the medicine of the breaking heart.”

Music is the medicine of the breaking heart.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “God made both tears and laughter, and both for kind purposes; for as laughter enables mirth and surprise to breathe freely, so tears enable sorrow to vent itself patiently. Tears hinder sorrow from becoming despair and madness.”

God made both tears and laughter, and both for kind purposes; for as laughter enables mirth and surprise to breathe freely, so tears enable sorrow to vent itself patiently. Tears hinder sorrow from becoming despair and madness.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young, and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old.”

It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young, and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old.

— Leigh Hunt



Leigh Hunt Quote: “The most fascinating women are those that can most enrich the every day moments of existence. In a particular and attaching sense, they are those that can partake our pleasures and our pains in the liveliest and most devoted manner. Beauty is little without this; with it she is triumphant.”

The most fascinating women are those that can most enrich the every day moments of existence. In a particular and attaching sense, they are those that can partake our pleasures and our pains in the liveliest and most devoted manner. Beauty is little without this; with it she is triumphant.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “The fish is swift, small-needing, vague yet clear, A cold, sweet, silver life, wrapped in round waves...”

The fish is swift, small-needing, vague yet clear, A cold, sweet, silver life, wrapped in round waves...

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “Beauty too often sacrifices to fashion.”

Beauty too often sacrifices to fashion.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “Great woman belong to history and to self sacrifice.”

Great woman belong to history and to self sacrifice.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “Sympathizing and selfish people are alike, both given to tears.”

Sympathizing and selfish people are alike, both given to tears.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “The most tangible of all visible mysteries – fire.”

The most tangible of all visible mysteries – fire.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “Night’s deepest gloom is but a calm; that soothes the weary mind: The labored days restoring balm; the comfort of mankind.”

Night’s deepest gloom is but a calm; that soothes the weary mind: The labored days restoring balm; the comfort of mankind.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “There are two worlds: The world that we can measure with line and rule, and the world we feel with our hearts and imaginations.”

There are two worlds: The world that we can measure with line and rule, and the world we feel with our hearts and imaginations.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “Stolen kisses are always sweetest.”

Stolen kisses are always sweetest.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “Bread, milk and butter are of venerable antiquity. They taste of the morning of the world.”

Bread, milk and butter are of venerable antiquity. They taste of the morning of the world.

— Leigh Hunt



Leigh Hunt Quote: “The beautiful attracts the beautiful.”

The beautiful attracts the beautiful.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “Christmas is the glorious time of great Too-Much.”

Christmas is the glorious time of great Too-Much.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “We are violets blue, For our sweetness found Careless in the mossy shades, Looking on the ground. Love’s dropp’d eyelids and a kiss, – Such our breath and blueness is.”

We are violets blue, For our sweetness found Careless in the mossy shades, Looking on the ground. Love’s dropp’d eyelids and a kiss, – Such our breath and blueness is.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “Danger for danger’s sake is senseless.”

Danger for danger’s sake is senseless.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “An exquisite invention this, Worthy of Love’s most honeyed kiss, – This art of writing billet-doux – In buds, and odors, and bright hues! In saying all one feels and thinks In clever daffodils and pinks; In puns of tulips; and in phrases, Charming for their truth, of daisies.”

An exquisite invention this, Worthy of Love’s most honeyed kiss, – This art of writing billet-doux – In buds, and odors, and bright hues! In saying all one feels and thinks In clever daffodils and pinks; In puns of tulips; and in phrases, Charming for their truth, of daisies.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “May exalting and humanizing thoughts forever accompany me, making me confident without pride, and modest without servility.”

May exalting and humanizing thoughts forever accompany me, making me confident without pride, and modest without servility.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “Colors are the smiles of Nature. When they are extremely smiling, and break forth into other beauty besides, they are her laughs.”

Colors are the smiles of Nature. When they are extremely smiling, and break forth into other beauty besides, they are her laughs.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “Jenny kissed me when we met, Jumping from the chair she sat in; Time, you thief, who love to get Sweets into your list, put that in: Say I’m weary, say I’m sad, Say that health and wealth have missed me, Say I’m growing old, but add – Jenny kissed me!”

Jenny kissed me when we met, Jumping from the chair she sat in; Time, you thief, who love to get Sweets into your list, put that in: Say I’m weary, say I’m sad, Say that health and wealth have missed me, Say I’m growing old, but add – Jenny kissed me!

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “It is a delicious moment, certainly, that of being well nestled in bed, and feeling that you shall drop gently to sleep. The good is to come, not past; the limbs have just been tired enough to render the remaining in one posture delightful; the labour of the day is gone.”

It is a delicious moment, certainly, that of being well nestled in bed, and feeling that you shall drop gently to sleep. The good is to come, not past; the limbs have just been tired enough to render the remaining in one posture delightful; the labour of the day is gone.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “A pleasure so exquisite as almost to amount to pain.”

A pleasure so exquisite as almost to amount to pain.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “The perfection of conversational intercourse is when the breeding of high life is animated by the fervor of genius.”

The perfection of conversational intercourse is when the breeding of high life is animated by the fervor of genius.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “O scaly, slippery, wet, swift, staring wights, What is ’t ye do? what life lead? eh, dull goggles? How do ye vary your vile days and nights? How pass your Sundays? Are ye still but joggles In ceaseless wash? Still nought but gapes and bites, And drinks, and stares, diversified with boggles.”

O scaly, slippery, wet, swift, staring wights, What is ’t ye do? what life lead? eh, dull goggles? How do ye vary your vile days and nights? How pass your Sundays? Are ye still but joggles In ceaseless wash? Still nought but gapes and bites, And drinks, and stares, diversified with boggles.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “Occupation is the necessary basis of all enjoyment.”

Occupation is the necessary basis of all enjoyment.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “I loved my friend for his gentleness, his candor, his good repute, his freedom even from my own livelier manner, his calm and reasonable kindness. It was not any particular talent that attracted me to him, or i anything striking whatsoever. I should say in one word, it was his goodness.”

I loved my friend for his gentleness, his candor, his good repute, his freedom even from my own livelier manner, his calm and reasonable kindness. It was not any particular talent that attracted me to him, or i anything striking whatsoever. I should say in one word, it was his goodness.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “Some tears belong to us because we are unfortunate; others, because we are humane; many, because we are mortal. But most are caused by our being unwise. It is these last only that of necessity produce more.”

Some tears belong to us because we are unfortunate; others, because we are humane; many, because we are mortal. But most are caused by our being unwise. It is these last only that of necessity produce more.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “If you are ever at a loss to support a flagging conversation, introduce the subject of eating.”

If you are ever at a loss to support a flagging conversation, introduce the subject of eating.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “There is no greater mistake in the world than the looking upon every sort of nonsense as want of sense.”

There is no greater mistake in the world than the looking upon every sort of nonsense as want of sense.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “To receive a present handsomely and in a right spirit, even when you have none to give in return, is to give one in return.”

To receive a present handsomely and in a right spirit, even when you have none to give in return, is to give one in return.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “Tears hinder sorrow from becoming despair.”

Tears hinder sorrow from becoming despair.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “Tears and sorrows and losses are a part of what must be experienced in this present state of life: some for our manifest good, and ail, therefore, it is trusted, for our good concealed; – for our final and greatest good.”

Tears and sorrows and losses are a part of what must be experienced in this present state of life: some for our manifest good, and ail, therefore, it is trusted, for our good concealed; – for our final and greatest good.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing.”

The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “When moral courage feels that it is in the right, there is no personal daring of which it is incapable.”

When moral courage feels that it is in the right, there is no personal daring of which it is incapable.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “This garden has a soul, I know its moods.”

This garden has a soul, I know its moods.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “Green little vaulter, in the sunny grass, Catching your heart up at the feel of June, Sole noise that’s heard amidst the lazy noon, When ev’n the bees lag at the summoning brass.”

Green little vaulter, in the sunny grass, Catching your heart up at the feel of June, Sole noise that’s heard amidst the lazy noon, When ev’n the bees lag at the summoning brass.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “Fail not to call to mind, in the course of the twenty-fifth of this month, that the Divinest Heart that ever walked the earth was born on that day; and then smile and enjoy yourselves for the rest of it; for mirth is also of Heaven’s making.”

Fail not to call to mind, in the course of the twenty-fifth of this month, that the Divinest Heart that ever walked the earth was born on that day; and then smile and enjoy yourselves for the rest of it; for mirth is also of Heaven’s making.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “Beauty too often sacrifices to fashion. The spirit of fashion is not the beautiful, but the wilful; not the graceful, but the fantastic; not the superior in the abstract, but the superior in the worst of all concretes,-the vulgar.”

Beauty too often sacrifices to fashion. The spirit of fashion is not the beautiful, but the wilful; not the graceful, but the fantastic; not the superior in the abstract, but the superior in the worst of all concretes,-the vulgar.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “No wonder is greater than any other wonder, and if once explained ceases to be a wonder.”

No wonder is greater than any other wonder, and if once explained ceases to be a wonder.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “Write me as one who loves his fellow men.”

Write me as one who loves his fellow men.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “It flows through old hushed Egypt and its sands, Like some grave mighty thought threading a dream, And times and things, as in that vision, seem Keeping along it their eternal stands.”

It flows through old hushed Egypt and its sands, Like some grave mighty thought threading a dream, And times and things, as in that vision, seem Keeping along it their eternal stands.

— Leigh Hunt


Leigh Hunt Quote: “The person who can be only serious or only cheerful, is but half a man.”

The person who can be only serious or only cheerful, is but half a man.

— Leigh Hunt

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