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William Shenstone Quote: “Nothing is certain in London but expense.”

Nothing is certain in London but expense.

— William Shenstone



William Shenstone Quote: “I trimmed my lamp, consumed the midnight oil.”

I trimmed my lamp, consumed the midnight oil.

— William Shenstone


William Shenstone Quote: “Health is beauty, and the most perfect health is the most perfect beauty.”

Health is beauty, and the most perfect health is the most perfect beauty.

— William Shenstone


William Shenstone Quote: “A miser grows rich by seeming poor. An extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich.”

A miser grows rich by seeming poor. An extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich.

— William Shenstone


William Shenstone Quote: “A fool and his words are soon parted.”

A fool and his words are soon parted.

— William Shenstone


William Shenstone Quote: “A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.”

A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.

— William Shenstone


William Shenstone Quote: “Oft has good nature been the fool’s defence, And honest meaning gilded want of sense.”

Oft has good nature been the fool’s defence, And honest meaning gilded want of sense.

— William Shenstone


William Shenstone Quote: “Modesty makes large amends for the pain it gives those who labor under it, by the prejudice it affords every worthy person in their favor.”

Modesty makes large amends for the pain it gives those who labor under it, by the prejudice it affords every worthy person in their favor.

— William Shenstone


William Shenstone Quote: “Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world.”

Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world.

— William Shenstone


William Shenstone Quote: “Whoe’er excels in what we prize, appears a hero in our eyes.”

Whoe’er excels in what we prize, appears a hero in our eyes.

— William Shenstone



William Shenstone Quote: “Deference is the most complicate, the most indirect, and the most elegant of all compliments.”

Deference is the most complicate, the most indirect, and the most elegant of all compliments.

— William Shenstone


William Shenstone Quote: “However, I think a plain space near the eye gives it a kind of liberty it loves; and then the picture, whether you choose the grand or beautiful, should be held up at its proper distance. Variety is the principal ingredient in beauty; and simplicity is essential to grandeur.”

However, I think a plain space near the eye gives it a kind of liberty it loves; and then the picture, whether you choose the grand or beautiful, should be held up at its proper distance. Variety is the principal ingredient in beauty; and simplicity is essential to grandeur.

— William Shenstone


William Shenstone Quote: “Some men are called sagacious, merely on account of their avarice; whereas a child can clench its fist the moment it is born.”

Some men are called sagacious, merely on account of their avarice; whereas a child can clench its fist the moment it is born.

— William Shenstone


William Shenstone Quote: “Love can be founded upon Nature only.”

Love can be founded upon Nature only.

— William Shenstone


William Shenstone Quote: “A rich dress adds but little to the beauty of a person. It may possibly create a deference, but that is rather an enemy to love.”

A rich dress adds but little to the beauty of a person. It may possibly create a deference, but that is rather an enemy to love.

— William Shenstone


William Shenstone Quote: “Wit is the refractory pupil of judgment.”

Wit is the refractory pupil of judgment.

— William Shenstone


William Shenstone Quote: “The regard one shows economy, is like that we show an old aunt who is to leave us something at last.”

The regard one shows economy, is like that we show an old aunt who is to leave us something at last.

— William Shenstone


William Shenstone Quote: “Long sentences in a short composition are like large rooms in a little house.”

Long sentences in a short composition are like large rooms in a little house.

— William Shenstone


William Shenstone Quote: “The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.”

The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.

— William Shenstone


William Shenstone Quote: “So sweetly she bade me adieu, I thought that she bade me return.”

So sweetly she bade me adieu, I thought that she bade me return.

— William Shenstone


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