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Lewis W. Dilwyn Quotes


English naturalist
(1778 - 1855)

A phlegmatic insensibility is as different from patience, as a pool from a harbor. Into the one, indolence naturally sinks us; but if we arrive at the other it is by encountering many an adverse wind and rough wave, with a more skilful pilot at the helm than self, and a company under better command than the passions.
[Patience]
 

One watch set right will do to set many by; one that goes wrong may be the means of misleading a whole neighborhood; and the same may be said of example.
[Example]
 

People are commonly so employed in pointing out faults in those before them, as to forget that some behind may at the same time be descanting on their own.
[Faults]
 

Repentance, without amendment, is like continually pumping without mending the leak.
[Repentance]
 

To seek the redress of grievances by going to law, is like sheep running for shelter to a bramble bush.
[Law]