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Aaron Hill Quotes





As lamps burn silent, with unconscious light, so modest ease in beauty shines most bright; unarming charms with edge resistless fall, and she who means no mischief does it all.
[Modesty]
 

Courage is poorly housed that dwells in numbers; the lion never counts the herd that are about him, nor weighs how many flocks he has to scatter.
 

Custom forms us all; our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed belief, are consequences of the place of our birth.
[Birth]
 

Customs form us all, our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed beliefs; are consequences of our place of birth.
 

Deceit is the false road to happiness; and all the joys we travel through to vice, like fairy banquets, vanish when we touch them.
[Deceit]
 

Don't call the world dirty because you forgot to clean your glasses.
 

O marriage! marriage! what a curse is thine, where hands alone consent, and hearts abhor!
[Marriage]
 

Oh, treacherous night! thou lendest thy ready veil to every treason, and teeming mischiefs thrive beneath thy shade.
 

Reason gains all people by compelling none.
[Reason]
 

Shame on those breasts of stone that cannot melt in soft adoption of another's sorrow.
[Tears]
 

Shame on those hearts of stone, that cannot melt in soft adoption of another's sorrow!
[Sympathy]
 

That courage is poorly housed which dwells in numbers. - The lion never counts the herd that is about him, nor weighs how many flocks he has to scatter.
[Courage]
 

The man with but one idea in his head, is sure to exaggerate that to top-heaviness, and thus he loses his equilibrium.
 

There is no merit where there is no trial; and till experience stamps the mark of strength, cowards may pass for heroes, and faith for falsehood.
[Difficulty]
 

Undue suspicion is more abject baseness even than the guilt suspected.
[Suspicion]
 

What position didn't I play last season?
 

With women worth being won, the softest lover ever best succeeds.
 

Youth is ever apt to judge in haste, and lose the medium in the wild extreme.