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CHARLES BUXTON
English author
(1823 - 1871)
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A lovely girl is above all rank.
      - [Beauty]

A man or a woman may be highly irritable, and yet be sweet, tender, gentle, loving, sociable, kind, charitable, thoughtful for others, unselfish, generous.
      - [Quality]

A nation does wisely, if not well, in starving her men of genius. Fatten them, and they are done for.
      - [Genius]

A pretty, silly, self-conceited woman will very often be far more courted, and seemingly far more liked and admired, than a woman of infinitely higher charms. All the while the men do not like her a tenth part as well.
      - [Attractiveness]

A successful career has been full of blunders.
      - [Success]

All high truth is poetry. Take the results of science: they glow with beauty, cold and hard as are the methods of reaching them.
      - [Truth]

Bad temper is its own scourge. Few things are bitterer than to feel bitter. A man's venom poisons himself more than his victim.
      - [Anger]

Cervantes speaks of potted wisdom as "short sentences drawn from a long experience."
      - [Brevity]

Christianity is intensely practical. She has no trait more striking than her on common sense.
      - [Christianity]

Concentration alone conquers.
      - [Brevity]

Emulation and imitation are of twin birth.
      - [Emulation]

Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul.
      - [Zeal]

Heavy sorrow is silent, and the deepest mourning is the most solitary.
      - [Mourners]

How strangely easy difficult things are!
      - [Difficulties]

I once met a man who had forgiven an injury. O hope some day to meet the man who has forgiven an insult.
      - [Insult]

If fortune has fairly sat on a man, he takes it for granted that life consists in being sat upon; but to be coddled on Fortune's knee, and then have his ears boxed;--that is aggravating.
      - [Fortune]

In extent sorrow is boundless,--it pours from ten million sources, and floods the world; but its depth is small,--it drowns few.
      - [Sorrow]

In life, as in chess, forethought wins.
      - [Forethought]

Indulge in procrastination, and in time you will come to this, that because a thing ought to be done, therefore you can't do it.
      - [Procrastination]

Intercourse is the soul of progress.
      - [Society]

It is curious to see how a self-willed, haughty girl, who sets her father and mother and all at defiance, and can't be managed by anybody, at once finds her master in a baby. Her sister's child will strike the rock and set all her affections flowing.
      - [Babies]

Many men's thoughts are not acorns, but merely pebbles.
      - [Thought]

No man is too busy to read Shakespeare.
      - [Shakespeare]

Outward things don't give; they draw out. You find in them what you bring to them. A cathedral makes only the devotional feel devotional; scenery refines only the fine-minded.
      - [Sympathy]

Proverbs are potted wisdom.
      - [Apothegms]


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