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