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Augustus Hare
March 13, 1834 - January 22, 1903
Nationality: English
Category: Writer
Subcategory: English Writer

Many are ambitious of saying grand things, that is, of being grandiloquent.


Only when the voice of duty is silent, or when it has already spoken, may we allowably think of the consequences of a particular action.


It is a proof of our natural bias to evil, that gain is slower and harder than loss in all things good; but in all things bad getting is quicker and easier than getting rid of.


It is with flowers as with moral qualities; the bright are sometimes poisonous; but, I believe, never the sweet.


Crimes sometimes shock us too much; vices almost always too little.


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