Quotes Categories

Leigh Hunt Quotes

(1784-1859), British Poet, Essayist

Affection, like melancholy, magnifies trifles; but the magnifying of the one is like looking through a telescope at heavenly objects; that of the other, like enlarging monsters with a microscope.

Category: Affection

It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young, and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old.

Category: Books And Reading

Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.

Category: Children

Colors are the smiles of nature.

Category: Color

If you ever have to support a flagging conversation, introduce the topic of eating.

Category: Conversation

Great woman belong to history and to self sacrifice.

Category: Greatness

The groundwork of all happiness is health.

Category: Health

Night's deepest gloom is but a calm; that soothes the weary mind: The labored days restoring balm; the comfort of mankind.

Category: Night

The person who can be only serious or only cheerful, is but half a man.

Category: People

The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing.

Category: Self-denial

Sympathizing and selfish people are alike, both given to tears.

Category: Sympathy