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Henry Taylor
October 18, 1800 - March 27, 1886
Nationality: English
Category: Dramatist
Subcategory: English Dramatist

No siren did ever so charm the ear of the listener as the listening ear has charmed the soul of the siren.


Conscience is, in most men, an anticipation of the opinions of others.


Where there are large powers with little ambition, nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.


Shy and proud men are more liable than any others to fall into the hands of parasites and creatures of low character. For in the intimacies which are formed by shy men, they do not choose, but are chosen.


He who gives what he would as readily throw away, gives without generosity; for the essence of generosity is in self sacrifice.


The world knows nothing of its greatest men.


The hope, and not the fact, of advancement, is the spur to industry.


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