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The barrenest of all mortals is the sentimentalist.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

Society is infested by persons who, seeing that the sentiments please, counterfeit the expression of them. These we call sentimentalists--talkers who mistake the description for the thing, saying for having.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Sentimentality--that's what we call the sentiment we don't share.

Author: Graham Greene (1904-1991)

Profession: British Novelist

The world makes up for all its follies and injustices by being damnably sentimental.

Author: Thomas H. Huxley (1825-1895)

Profession: British Biologist, Educator

Sentiment is the poetry of the imagination.

Author: Alphonse De Lamartine (1790-1869)

Profession: French Poet, Statesman, Historian

He who molds the public sentiment... makes statues and decisions possible or impossible to make.

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA

Sentiment is intellectualized emotion; emotion precipitated, as it were, in pretty crystals by the fancy.

Author: James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)

Profession: American Poet, Critic, Editor

Sentimentality is the only sentiment that rubs you the wrong way.

Author: W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

Profession: British Novelist, Playwright

A sentimentalist is simply one who desires to have the luxury of an emotion without paying for it.

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit