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JUNIUS
(PSEUDONYM, POSSIBLY OF SIR PHILIP FRANCIS)
Irish political author
(1740 - 1818)
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To attack vices in the abstract, without touching persons, may be safe fighting indeed, but it is fighting with shadows.
      - [Vice]

Vanity indeed is a venial error; for it usually carries its own punishment with i.
      - [Vanity]

We always make our friend appear awkward and ridiculous by giving him a laced suit of tawdry qualifications, which nature never intended him to wear.
      - [Praise]

When a beautiful woman yields to temptation, let her consult her pride, though she forgets her virtue.
      - [Pride]

When once a man is determined to believe, the very absurdity of the doctrine confirms him in his faith.
      - [Perverseness]

Private credit is wealth; public honor is security; the feather that adorns the royal bird supports its flight; strip him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth.
      - Affair of the Falkland Islands
         (vol. I, letter XLII) [Credit : Wealth]

The heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, or the hand to execute.
      - City Address and the King's Answer
         (letter XXXVII) [Character]

The liberty of the press is the palladium of all the civil, political, and religious rights of an Englishman.
      - Dedication to Letters [Journalism]

These are the gloomy comparisons of a disturbed imagination; the melancholy madness of poetry, without the inspiration.
      - Letter No. VII--To Sir W. Draper
        [Imagination : Poetry]

I do not give you to posterity as a pattern to imitate, but as an example to deter.
      - Letter XII--To the Duke of Grafton
        [Example]

The Americans equally detest the pageantry of a king and the supercilious hypocrisy of a bishop.
      - Letter XXXV [Government]

What yesterday was fact do-day is doctrine.
      - Letters (dedication) [Today]

The gloomy comparisons of a disturbed imagination, the melancholy madness of poetry without the inspiration.
      - To Sir W. Draper (letter no. VIII) [Style]


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