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'Tis the white stag, Fame, we're a-hunting, bid the world's hounds come to horn!
~ Ezra Pound | ( American poet, critic and intellectual. ) | 1885-1972 | Fame
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A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.
~ Ezra Pound | ( American poet, critic and intellectual. ) | 1885-1972 | Civilization
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A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason.
~ Thomas Paine | (English intellectual. ) | 1737-1809 | Thoughts
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A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.
~ Ezra Pound | ( American poet, critic and intellectual. ) | 1885-1972 | Freedom
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All my life I believed I knew something. But then one strange day came when I realized that I knew nothing, yes, I knew nothing. And so words became void of meaning. I have arrived too late at ultimate uncertainty.
~ Ezra Pound | ( American poet, critic and intellectual. ) | 1885-1972 | Despair
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All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
~ Thomas Paine | (English intellectual. ) | 1737-1809 | Religion
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As a bathtub lined with white porcelain, when the hot water gives out or goes tepid, so is the slow cooling of our chivalrous passion, o my much praised but-not-altogether-satisfactory lady.
~ Ezra Pound | ( American poet, critic and intellectual. ) | 1885-1972 | Passion
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Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.
~ Thomas Paine | (English intellectual. ) | 1737-1809 | Belief
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Call for the grandest of all earthly spectacles, what is that? It is the sun going to his rest.
~ Thomas de Quincey | (British author and intellectual. ) | 1785-1859 | Beauty
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Character is much easier kept than recovered.
~ Thomas Paine | (English intellectual. ) | 1737-1809 | Character
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Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.
~ Thomas de Quincey | (British author and intellectual. ) | 1785-1859 | Animals
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Every religion is good that teaches man to be good; and I know of none that instructs him to be bad.
~ Thomas Paine | (English intellectual. ) | 1737-1809 | Religion
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Everything that is right or natural pleads for separation. The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, 'Tis time to part.
~ Thomas Paine | (English intellectual. ) | 1737-1809 | Democracy
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Good art however ''immoral'' is wholly a thing of virtue. Good art can NOT be immoral. By good art I mean art that bears true witness, I mean the art that is most precise.
~ Ezra Pound | ( American poet, critic and intellectual. ) | 1885-1972 | Art
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He is not affected by the reality of distress touching his heart, but by the showy resemblance of it striking his imagination. He pities the plumage, but forgets the dying bird.
~ Thomas Paine | (English intellectual. ) | 1737-1809 | Emotions
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Humanity is the rich effluvium, it is the waste and the manure and the soil, and from it grows the tree of the arts.
~ Ezra Pound | ( American poet, critic and intellectual. ) | 1885-1972 | Art
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I consider criticism merely a preliminary excitement, a statement of things a writer has to clear up in his own head sometime or other, probably antecedent to writing; of no value unless it come to fruit in the created work later.
~ Ezra Pound | ( American poet, critic and intellectual. ) | 1885-1972 | Criticism
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I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church.
~ Thomas Paine | (English intellectual. ) | 1737-1809 | Church
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I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
~ Thomas Paine | (English intellectual. ) | 1737-1809 | Adversity
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In many walks of life, a conscience is a more expensive encumbrance than a wife or a carriage.
~ Thomas de Quincey | (British author and intellectual. ) | 1785-1859 | Conscience
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In many walks of life, a conscience is a more expensive encumbrance than a wife or a carriage.
~ Thomas de Quincey | (British author and intellectual. ) | 1785-1859 | Conscience
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