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Lord Francis Jeffrey Quotes





Good will, like a good name, is got by many actions, and lost by one.
[Reputation]
 

Many who have tasted all the pleasures of sin have forsaken it and come over to virtue; but there are few, if any, who having tried the sweets of virtue could ever be drawn off from it, or find in their hearts to fall back to their former course.
[Virtue]
 

Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence.
[Prejudice]
 

Opinions grounded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence.
[Prejudice]
 

Satire is a composition of salt and mercury; and it depends upon the different mixture and preparation of those ingredients, that it comes out a noble medicine, or a rank poison.
[Satire]
 

Simplicity of manner is the last attainment. Men are very long afraid of being natural, from the dread of being taken for ordinary.
[Manners]
 

The disease and its medicine are like two factions in a besieged town; they tear one another to pieces, but both unite against their common enemy - Nature.
[Disease]
 

There is nothing respecting which a man may be so long unconscious, as of the extent and strength of his prejudices.
[Prejudice]