Edwin Percy Whipple Quotes

Who the Heck is Edwin Percy Whipple?

Edwin Percy Whipple was an American essayist and critic.

Born March 08, 1819
Died June 16, 1886

Best 11 Quotes by Edwin Percy Whipple

“Genius is not a single power, but a combination of great powers. It reasons, but it is not reasoning; it judges, but it is not judgment; imagines, but it is not imagination; it feels deeply and fiercely, but it is not passion. It is neither, because it is all.”

Edwin Percy Whipple

“Of the three prerequisites of genius; the first is soul; the second is soul; and the third is soul.”

Edwin Percy Whipple

“Pretension is nothing; power is everything.”

Edwin Percy Whipple

“Wit is an unexpected explosion of thought.”

Edwin Percy Whipple

"Character and Characteristic Men" Quotes

“Even in social life, it is persistency which attracts confidence, more than talents and accomplishments.”

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Character and Characteristic Men

“The universal line of distinction between the strong and the weak is that one persists; the other hesitates, falters, trifles, and at last collapses or caves in.”

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Character and Characteristic Men

"Lectures on Subjects Connected with Literature and Life" Quotes

“Talent jogs to conclusions to which Genius takes giant leaps.”

Edwin Percy Whipple
Lectures on Subjects Connected with Literature and Life

"Literature and Life" Quotes

“Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.”

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Literature and Life

“Dignity is often a veil between us and the real truth of things.”

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Literature and Life

“Whenever you find humour, you find pathos close by its side.”

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Literature and Life

"Success and Its Conditions" Quotes

“A large portion of human beings live not so much in themselves as in what they desire to be. They create what is called an ideal character, in an ideal form, whose perfections compensate in some degree for the imperfections of their own.”

Edwin Percy Whipple
Success and Its Conditions