George Gissing

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George Gissing

George Gissing

Flippancy, the most hopeless form of intellectual vice.More George Gissing [08/19/2011 04:08:25]
It is because nations tend towards stupidity and baseness that mankind moves so slowly; it is because individuals have a capacity for better things that it moves at all. More George Gissing [08/19/2011 04:08:43]
Persistent prophecy is a familiar way of assuring the event. More George Gissing [08/19/2011 04:08:08]
I have the happiness of a passing moment, and what more can mortal ask?More George Gissing [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For one thing, I know every book of mine by its scent.More George Gissing [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For the man sound of body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every day has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously.More George Gissing [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is the mind which creates the world around us, and even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours, my heart will never stir to the emotions with which yours is touched.More George Gissing [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Flippancy, the most hopeless form of intellectual vice.More George Gissing [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Money is made at Christmas out of holly and mistletoe, but who save the vendors would greatly care if no green branch were procurable?More George Gissing [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Life, I fancy, would very often be insupportable, but for the luxury of self compassion.More George Gissing [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am much better employed from every point of view, when I live solely for my own satisfaction, than when I begin to worry about the world. The world frightens me, and a frightened man is no good for anything.More George Gissing [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The truths of life are not discovered by us. At moments unforeseen, some gracious influence descends upon the soul, touching it to an emotion which, we know not how, the mind transmutes into thought.More George Gissing [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In nothing more is the English genius for domesticity more notably declared than in the institution of this festival-almost one may call it-of afternoon tea...the mere chink of cups and saucers tunes the mind to happy repose.More George Gissing [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
That is one of the bitter curses of poverty; it leaves no right to be generous.More George Gissing [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Honest winter, snow clad and with the frosted beard, I can welcome not uncordially; but that long deferment of the calendar's promise, that weeping loom of March and April, that bitter blast outraging the honor of May - how often has it robbed me of heart and hope.More George Gissing [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A pipe for the hour of work; a cigarette for the hour of conception; a cigar for the hour of vacuity.More George Gissing [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I hate with a bitter hatred the names of lentils haricots - those pretentious cheats of the appetite, those tabulated humbugs, those certified aridites calling themselves human food!More George Gissing [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
London is a huge shop, with a hotel on the upper storeys.More George Gissing [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is our duty never to speak ill of others, you know; least of all when we know that to do so will be the cause of much pain and trouble.More George Gissing [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No, no; women, old or young, should never have to think about money.More George Gissing [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To be at other people's orders brings out all the bad in me.More George Gissing [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
People have got that ancient prejudice so firmly rooted in their heads that one mustn't write save at I the dictation of the Holy Spirit. I tell you, writing is a business.More George Gissing [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
This writer, who is horribly perspicacious and vigorous, demonstrates the certainty of a great European war, and regards it with the peculiar satisfaction excited by such things in a certain order of mind. His phrases about "dire calamity" and so on mean nothing; the whole tenor of his writing proves that he represents, and consciously, one of the forces which go to bring war about; his part in the business is a fluent irresponsibility, which casts scorn on all who reluct at the "inevitable." Persistent prophecy is a fMore George Gissing [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is because nations tend towards stupidity and baseness that mankind moves so slowly; it is because individuals have a capacity for better things that it moves at all.More George Gissing [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I hate and fear 'science' because of my conviction that, for long to come if not for ever, it will be the remorseless enemy of mankind. I see it destroying all simplicity and gentleness of life, all the beauty of the world; I see it restoring barbarism under a mask of civilization; I see it darkening men's minds and hardening their hearts.More George Gissing [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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