Posts Tagged ‘Horace Walpole’

Quote of the day, April 3

April 3, 2017

Horace Walpole, on justice and truth

“Justice is rather the activity of truth, than a virtue in itself. Truth tells us what is due to others, and justice renders that due. Injustice is acting a lie.”

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Quote of the day, June 17

June 17, 2015

Horace Walpole, on common sense (1776)

“To act with common sense, according to the moment, is the best wisdom I know; and the best philosophy, to do one’s duties, take the world as it comes, submit respectfully to one’s lot, bless the goodness that has given us so much happiness with it, whatever it is, and despise affectation.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 28

February 28, 2014

Horace Walpole, on liberty (1758)

“If a passion for freedom is not in vogue, patriots may sound the alarm till they are weary.¬† (more…)