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Archibald Alison Quotes


Scottish divine
(1757 - 1839)

Burke talked of "that digest of anarchy called the Rights of Man."
[Anarchy]
 

The best principles, if pushed to excess, degenerate into fatal vices. - Generosity is nearly allied to extravagance; charity itself may lead to ruin; and the sternness of justice is but one step removed from the severity of oppression.
[Excess]
 

There is a garden in her face, where roses and white lillies show - a heavenly Paradise wherein all pleasant fruits do grow.
 

There is no man who has not some interesting associations with particular scenes, or airs, or books, and who does not feel their beauty or sublimity enhanced to him by such connections.
 

Who at this season does not feel impressed with a sentiment of melancholy?