James Thomson Quotes

Most popular James Thomson Quotes

Health is the vital principle of bliss, and exercise, of health.
— James Thomson
Peace is the happy, natural state of man; war, his corruption and disgrace.
— James Thomson
Base envy withers at another's joy,
And hates that excellence it cannot reach.

envy

Delightful task! To rear the tender thought,
To teach the young idea how to shoot.

thinking ideas

Loveliness
Needs not the foreign aid of ornament,
But is when unadorned adorned the most.
Loveliness needs not the foreign aid of ornament, but it is when unadorned, adorned the most.
— James Thomson
I find no hint throughout the Universe of good or ill, of blessing or of curse, I find alone Necessity Supreme.
— James Thomson
It is success that colors all in life: success makes fools admired, makes villains honest: all the proud virtue of this vaunting world fawns on success and power, how ever acquired.