William Cobbett Quotes

Quotes : 17

English


Men of integrity are generally pretty obstinate, in adhering to an opinion once adopted.

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Women are a sisterhood. They make common cause in behalf of the sex

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To be poor and independent is very nearly an impossibility.

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The very hirelings of the press, whose trade it is to buoy up the spirits of the people. have uttered falsehoods so long, they have played off so many tricks, that their budget seems, at last, to be quite empty.

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The tendency of taxation is to create a class of persons who do not labor, to take from those who do labor the produce of that labor, and to give it to those who do not labor.

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The power which money gives is that of brute force

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Sit down to write what you have thought, and not to think about what you shall write.

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You never know what you can do till you try.

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Never esteem men on account of their riches or their station. Respect goodness, find it where you may.

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It is not the greatness of a man's means that makes him independent, so much as the smallness of his wants.

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It is by attempting to reach the top in a single leap that so much misery is produced in the world.

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I defy you to agitate any fellow with a full stomach.

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Happiness, or misery, is in the mind. It is the mind that lives.

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From a very early age I had imbibed the opinion that it was every man's duty to do all that lay in his power to leave his country as good as he had found it.

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Another great evil arising from this desire to be thought rich

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Men fail much oftener from want of perseverance than from want of talent.

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Please your eye and plague your heart.

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