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Philip G. Hamerton Quotes

English author and painter
(1834 - 1894)

One of the most melancholy things in the world is the enormous power for evil of the dead over the living. There is hardly a great painter or writer, or a man who had achieved greatness in any direction, whose name has not been used to repress rising genius.

Society has only one law, and that is custom. - Even religion is socially powerful only so far as it has custom on its side.

The happiest life is that which constantly exercises and educates what is best in us.

The opinions of men who think are always growing and changing, like living children.