Edwin Percy Whipple Quotes



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.”

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

“Pretension is nothing; power is everything.”

“Wit is an unexpected explosion of thought.”

Character and Characteristic Men Quotes

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

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.”

Character and Characteristic Men

Lectures on Subjects Connected with Literature and Life Quotes

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

Lectures on Subjects Connected with Literature and Life

Literature and Life Quotes

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

Literature and Life

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

Literature and Life

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

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.”

Success and Its Conditions

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