> Author Index > B - Authors > Henry Brooke Quotes

Henry Brooke Quotes





A book may be compared to your neighbor: if it be good, it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early.
[Books]
 

A book may be compared to your neighbour: if it be good it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early.
 

Education, indeed, has made the fondness for fine things next to natural; the corals and bells teach infants on the breasts to be delighted with sound and glitter.
[Education]
 

Envy is but the smoke of low estate, ascending still against the fortunate.
[Envy]
 

I am persuaded that there is not a single sentiment, whether tending to good or evil in the human soul, that has not its distinct interpreter in the glance of the eye, and in the muscling of the countenance. When nature is permitted to express herself by this language of the face, she is understood by all people, and those who were never taught a letter can instantly read her signatures and impressions, whether they be of wrath, hatred, envy, pride, jealousy, vexation, contempt, pain, fear, horror, and dismay; or of attention, respect, wonder, surprise, pleasure, transport, complacence, affection, desire, peace, lowliness, and love.
 

If there be a crime of deeper dye than all the guilty train of human vices, it is ingratitude.
[Ingratitude]
 

In the age of acorns, before the times of Ceres, a single barley corn had been of more value to mankind than all the diamonds of the mines of India.
[Agriculture]
 

The king who delegates his power to other's hands but ill deserves the crown he wears.
[Kings]
 

The worst of slaves is he whom passion rules.
[Passion]
 

Tyranny absolves all faith; and who invades our rights can never be but an usurper.
[Tyranny]
 

Tyranny Absolves all faith; and who invades our rights, However his own commence, can never be But an usurper.
 

Whene'er our country calls, friends, sons, and sires should yield their treasure up, nor own a sense beyond the public safety.
[Patriotism]