Leigh Hunt Quotes

Most popular Leigh Hunt Quotes

The groundwork of all happiness is health.
— Leigh Hunt
Occupation is the necessary basis of all enjoyment.
— Leigh Hunt
An author is like a baker; it is for him to make the sweets, and others to buy and enjoy them.

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If you are ever at a loss to support a flagging conversation, introduce the subject of eating.

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The perfection of conversational intercourse is when the breeding of high life is animated by the fervor of genius.

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To receive a present handsomely and in a right spirit, even when you have none to give in return, is to give one in return.

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There are two worlds: the world that we can measure with line and rule, and the world that we feel with our hearts and imagination.
— Leigh Hunt
There are two worlds; the world that we can measure with line and rule, and the world that we feel with our hearts and imaginations.

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Even in envy may be discerned something of an instinct of justice, something of a wish to see universal fair-play, and things on a level.

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Colors are the smiles of nature.  When they are extremely smiling, and break forth into other beauty besides, they are her laughs, as in the flowers.

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Poetry, in the most comprehensive application of the term, I take to be the flower of any kind of experience, rooted in truth, and issuing forth into beauty.

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Whenever evil befalls us, we ought to ask ourselves, after the first suffering, how we can turn it into good.  So shall we take occasion, from one bitter root, to raise perhaps many flowers.

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