Julius Charles Hare (1795-1855) and his brother Augustus William Hare

Julius Charles
Hare (1795-1855) and his brother Augustus William Hare

English Clergyman, Wrote in Collaboration

Author Quotes

The most rational cure after all for the inordinate fear of death is to set a just value on life.

What hypocrites we seem to be whenever we talk of ourselves! Our words sound so humble while our hearts are so proud.

When will talkers refrain from evil-speaking? When listeners refrain from evil-hearing.

The intellect of the wise is like glass. It admits the light of heaven and reflects it.

The most mischievous liars are those who keep sliding on the very verge of truth.

A statesman should follow public opinion as a coachman follows his horses; having firm hold on the reins, and guiding them.

A weak mind sinks under prosperity as well as under adversity. A strong and deep one has two highest tides, when the moon is at full, and when there is no moon.

Curiosity is little more than another name for hope.

I have ever gained the most profit, and the most pleasure also, from the books which have made me think the most: and, when the difficulties have once been overcome, these are the books which have struck the deepest root, not only in my memory and understanding, but likewise in my affections.

Knowledge is the parent of love; wisdom, love itself.

Knowledge partakes of infinity; it widens with our capacities: the higher we mount in it, the vaster and more magnificent are the prospects it stretches out before us.

Languages are barometers of national thought and character.

Man, without religion, is the creature of circumstances.

Men think highly of those who rise rapidly in the world, whereas nothing rises quicker than dust, straw, and feathers.

Much of this world's wisdom is still acquired by necromancy - by consulting the oracular dead.

Nobody who is afraid of laughing, and heartily too, at his friend, can be said to have a true and thorough love for him.

Nothing in the world is lawless except a slave.

Oratory may be symbolized by a warrior’s eye, flashing from under a philosopher’s brow. But why a warrior’s eye rather than a poet’s? Because in oratory the will must predominate.

Poverty breeds wealth; and wealth in its turn breeds poverty. The earth, to form the mould, is taken out of the ditch; and whatever may be the height of the one will be the depth of the other.

The ultimate tendency of civilization is towards barbarism.

The virtue of Paganism was strength; the virtue of Christianity is obedience.

They who boast of their tolerance merely give others leave to be as careless about religion as they are themselves. A walrus might as well pride itself on its endurance of cold.

Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.

We never know the true value of friends. While they live we are too sensitive of their faults: when we have lost them we only see their virtues.

What a person praises is perhaps a surer standard, even than what he condemns, of his own character, information and abilities. No wonder then, that in this prudent country most people are so shy of praising anything.

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Julius Charles
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Hare (1795-1855) and his brother Augustus William Hare
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English Clergyman, Wrote in Collaboration