Thomas De Quincey Quotes

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As I cannot read all books, I will read only the best.
— Thomas De Quincey
The three central forces of health — Motion, Moderation and Rest.
— Thomas De Quincey
In many walks of life, a conscience is a more expensive encumbrance than a wife or a carriage.

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The difficulty is — as in so many other cases — not for the understanding, but for the will; not to know, but to execute.
— Thomas De Quincey
The North — the East — the West — the South — whence, according to some curious etymologists, comes the magical word NEWS.
— Thomas De Quincey
Flowers...so pathetic in their beauty, frail as the clouds, and in their coloring as gorgeous as the heavens, had through thousands of years been the heritage of children—honored as the jewellery of God only by them.

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