Sir Arthur Helps Quotes

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Experience is the extract of suffering.

experience suffering

Tolerance is the only real test of civilization.
— Sir Arthur Helps
Reading is sometimes an ingenious device for avoiding thought.
— Sir Arthur Helps


Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away.


If you would understand your own age, read the works of fiction produced in it. People in disguise speak freely.

reading fiction

Friendship is often outgrown; and his former child's clothes will no more fit a man than some of his former friendships.


The greatest luxury of riches is that they enable you to escape so much good advice. The rich are always advising the poor, but the poor seldom return the compliment.
— Sir Arthur Helps