Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey Quotes

Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey Quotes.

He will always see the most beauty whose affections are

He will always see the most beauty whose affections are the warmest and most exercised, whose imagination is the most powerful, and who has most accustomed himself to attend to the objects by which he is surrounded.
Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey
The disease and its medicine are like two factions in a besieged town; they tear one another to pieces, but both unite against their common enemy, Nature.
Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey
Nothing is so firmly than that which is least known.
Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey
Damn the Solar System. Bad light; planets too distant; pestered with comets; feeble contrivance; could make a better myself.
Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey
Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest of violence.
Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey
Satire is a composition of salt and mercury; and it depends upon the different mixture and preparation of those ingredients, that it comes out a noble medicine, or a rank poison.
Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey
An obligation is something which constrains or induces us to act.
Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey
There is nothing respecting which a man may be so long unconscious as of the extent and strength of his prejudices.
Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey