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David Hare Quotes

An inability to handle language is not the same thing as stupidity.

Children always turn to the light.

In oratory the will must predominate.

No one but a fool is always right.

Nothing is further than earth from heaven, and nothing is nearer than heaven to earth.

Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature.

Purity is the feminine, truth the masculine of honor.

Smiles are the language of love.

Some people carry their heart in their head and some carry their head in their heart. The trick is to keep them apart yet working together.

Strength was the virtue of paganism; obedience is the virtue of Christianity.

Sudden resolutions, like the sudden rise of mercury in a barometer, indicate little else than the variability of the weather.

The poetry from the eighteenth century was prose; the prose from the seventeenth century was poetry.

The ultimate tendency of civilization is towards barbarism.

Thought is the wind and knowledge the sail.

To those whose God is honor; only disgrace is a sin.

Weak minds sink under prosperity as well as adversity; but strong and deep ones have two high tides.

When they speak, dead frogs fall out of their mouths.