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Robert South Quotes & Sayings
24 entries tagged including 11 subtopics.
Last updated Jun 2020
Robert South Topics
He who does a kindness to an ungrateful person, sets his seal to a flint and sows his seed upon the sand; on the former he makes no impression, and from the latter finds no product.
Problems can become opportunities when the right people come together.
Novelty is the great parent of pleasure
Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends
Speech was given to the ordinary sort of men, whereby to communicate their mind; but to wise men, whereby to conceal it.
Defeat should never be a source of discouragement but rather a fresh stimulus
The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame, each of them, by a single sentence consisting of two or three words.
The mind begins to boggle at unnatural substances as things paradoxical and incomprehensible.
Speech was given to the ordinary sort or men, whereby to communicate their mind; but to wise men, whereby to conceal it.
Similes prove nothing, but yet greatly lighten and relieve the tedium of argument.
Novelty is the great parent of pleasure.
Loquacity storms the ear, but modesty takes the heart.
Let a man be but in earnest in praying against a temptation as the tempter is in pressing it, and he needs not proceed by a surer measure.
It is the work of fancy to enlarge, but of judgment to shorten and contract; and therefore this must be as far above the other as judgment is a greater and nobler faculty than fancy or imagination.
In all worldly things that a man pursues with the greatest eagerness he finds not half the pleasure in the possession that he proposed to himself in the expectation.
God expects from men something more than at such times, and that it were much to be wished for the credit of their religion as well as the satisfaction of their conscience that their Easter devotions would in some measure come up to their Easter dress.
God afflicts with the mind of a father, and kills for no other purpose but that he may raise again.
Folly enlarges men's desires while it lessens their capacities.
Defeat should never be a source of discouragement but rather a fresh stimulus.
Anger is a transient hatred; or at least very like it.
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