Horace Walpole Quotes

Who was Horace Walpole?

Horatio Walpole was the 4th Earl of Orford, art historian and politician.

Born September 24, 1717
Died March 2, 1797
Aged 79 years old

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Best 12 Quotes by Horace Walpole

“Foolish writers and readers are created for each other.”

“Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he isn't. A sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.”

“In science, mistakes always precede the truth.”

“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.”

“Nine-tenths of the people were created so you would want to be with the other tenth.”

“The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.”

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

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“When people will not weed their own minds, they are apt to be overrun by nettles.”

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“A bystander often sees more of the game than those that play.”

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“Heaven mocks the short-sighted views of man.”

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“I can forgive injuries, but never benefits.”

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“This life is but a pilgrimage.”

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