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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.
[Influence]
 

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

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

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