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John Churton Collins
(1848-1908) born on
Mar 26
English literary critic. He was a journalist, essayist and lecturer. His first book was a study of Sir Joshua Reynolds (1874), and later he edited various classical English writers, and published volumes on Bolingbroke and Voltaire in England (1886), a Study of English Literature (1891), a study of Dean Swift (1893), Essays and Studies (1895), Ephemera Critica (1901), Essays in Poetry and Criticism (1905), and Rousseau and Voltaire (1908), his original essays being sharply controversial in tone, but full of knowledge.
To ask advice is in 9 cases out of 10 to tout for flattery.

Half our mistakes in life arise from feeling where we ought to think, and thinking where we ought to feel.
Truth is the object of philosophy, but not always philosophers.
Never claim as a right what you can ask as a favor.
The world, like an accomplished hostess, pays most attention to those whom it will soonest forget.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Life of John Churton Collins
R: In "The World's Best Thoughts on Success & Failure," compiled by Eugene Raudsepp, 1981.
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: In "Barnes & Noble Book of Quotations," by Robert I. Fitzhenry, 1987.

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