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Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, read more

Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.

by Horace Walpole Found in: Ability Quotes,
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A careless song, with a little nonsense in it now and then, does
not mis-become a monarch.

A careless song, with a little nonsense in it now and then, does
not mis-become a monarch.

by Horace Walpole Found in: Nonsense Quotes,
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Oh that I were seated as high as my ambition, I'd place my naked foot on the necks of monarchs.

Oh that I were seated as high as my ambition, I'd place my naked foot on the necks of monarchs.

by Horace Walpole Found in: Ambition Quotes,
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Men ... are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.

Men ... are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.

by Horace Walpole Found in: Credit Quotes,
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The world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.

The world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.

by Horace Walpole Found in: Tragedy Quotes,
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The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.

The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.

by Horace Walpole Found in: Humor Quotes,
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Mystery is the wisdom of blockheads.

Mystery is the wisdom of blockheads.

by Horace Walpole Found in: Mystery Quotes,
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In short, he and the Scotch have no way of redeeming the credit
of their understandings, but by avowing read more

In short, he and the Scotch have no way of redeeming the credit
of their understandings, but by avowing that they have been
consummate villains. Stavano bene; per star meglio, stanno qui.

by Horace Walpole Found in: Scotland Quotes,
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Prognostics do not always prove prophecies, at least the wisest
prophets make sure of the event first.

Prognostics do not always prove prophecies, at least the wisest
prophets make sure of the event first.

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That is the best -- to laugh with someone because you think the same things are funny.

That is the best -- to laugh with someone because you think the same things are funny.

by Horace Walpole Found in: Humor Quotes,
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