William Gilmore Simms Quotes

Who is William Gilmore Simms?

William Gilmore Simms was an American writer and politician from the American South.

Born April 17, 1806
Died June 11, 1870

Books by William Gilmore Simms

Best 6 Quotes by William Gilmore Simms

“The dread of criticism is the death of genius.”

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“No errors of opinion can possibly be dangerous in a country where opinion is left free to grapple with them.”


“Our true acquisitions lie only in our charities - we gain only as we give.”


“Tears are the natural penalties of pleasure. It is a law that we should pay for all that we enjoy.”


“The fool is willing to pay for anything but wisdom. No man buys that of which he supposes himself to have an abundance already.”


“The only true source of politeness is consideration.”


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Leaves of Grass

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