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English novelist and politician
(1803 - 1873)
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We call some books immortal! Do they live?
  If so, believe me, Time hath made them pure.
    In Books, the veriest wicked rest in peace.
      - The Souls of Books (st. 3, l. 22) [Books]

The Wise
  (Minstrel or Sage,) out of their books are clay;
    But in their books, as from their graves they rise.
      Angels--that, side by side, upon our way,
        Walk with and warn us!
      - The Souls of Books (st. 3, l. 9) [Books]

All books grow homilies by time; they are
  Temples, at once, and Landmarks.
      - The Souls of Books (st. 4, l. 1) [Books]

There is no Past, so long as Books shall live!
      - The Souls of Books (st. 4, l. 9) [Books]

In you are sent
  The types of Truths whose life is The To Come;
    In you soars up the Adam from the fall;
      In you the Future as the Past is given--
        Ev'n in our death ye bid us hail our birth;--
          Unfold these pages, and behold the Heaven,
            Without one grave-stone left upon the Earth.
      - The Souls of Books (st. 5, l. 11) [Books]

He who doth not smoke hath either known no great griefs, or refuseth himself the softest consolation, next to that which comes from heaven.
      - What Will He Do With It? (bk. I, ch. VI)

Woman in this scale, the weed in that, Jupiter, hang out thy balance, and weigh them both; and if thou give the preference to woman, all I can say is, the next time Juno ruffles thee--O Jupiter, try the weed.
      - What Will He Do With It? (bk. I, ch. VI)

There are certain events which to each man's life are as comets to the earth, seemingly strange and erratic portents; distinct from the ordinary lights which guide our course and mark our seasons, yet true to their own laws, potent in their own influences.
      - What Will He Do With It? (bk. II, ch. XIV)

There is no man so friendless but what he can find a friend sincere enough to tell him disagreeable truths.
      - What Will He Do With It? (bk. II, ch. XIV)

Every street has two sides, the shady side and the sunny. When two men shake hands and part, mark which of the two takes the sunny side; he will be the younger man of the two.
      - What Will He Do With It?
         (bk. II, heading of ch. XV) [Youth]

Showing that if a good face is a letter of recommendation, a good heart is a letter of credit.
      - What Will He Do With It?
         (bk. II, title of ch. XI) [Face]

In life it is difficult to say who do you the most mischief, enemies with the worst intentions, or friends with the best.
      - What Will He Do With It?
         (bk. III, heading to ch. XVII) [Mischief]

No author ever drew a character, consistent to human nature, but what he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.
      - What Will He Do With It?
         (bk. IV, ch. XIV, heading) [Authorship]

Whatever the number of a man's friends, there will be times in his life when he has one too few; but if he has only one enemy, he is lucky indeed if he has not one too many.
      - What Will He Do With It?
         (bk. IX, ch. III, introduction) [Enemies]

The learned compute that seven hundred and seven millions of millions of vibrations have penetrate the eye before the eye can distinguish the tints of a violet.
      - What Will He Do With It?
         (bk. VIII, ch. II) [Eyes]

Trees that, like the poplar, lift upward all their boughs, give no shade and no shelter, whatever their height. Trees the most lovingly shelter and shade us, when, like the willow, the higher soar their summits, the lower drop their boughs.
      - What Will He Do With It? (bk. XI, ch. X),
        introductory lines [Poplar]

When stars are in the quiet skies,
  Then most I pine for thee;
    Bend on me then thy tender eyes,
      As stars look on the sea.
      - When Stars are in the Quiet Skies [Stars]

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