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William Cobbett
(1762-1835) born on
Mar 19
English journalist, author. He wrote "Rural Rides," 1860 pro-British pamphlets while in the U.S.
         
   
F
It is no small mischief to a boy, that many of the best years of his life should be devoted to the learning of what can never be of any real use to any human being.

R
Happiness, or misery, is in the mind. It is the mind that lives.
A
It is by attempting to reach the top in a single leap that so much misery is caused in the world.
N
To be poor and independent is very nearly an impossibility.
K
Never esteem men on account of their riches or their station. Respect goodness, find it where you may.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "To Mr. Benbow," in Political Register (London, 29 Nov. 1817; repr. in The Opinions of William Cobbett, ch. 16, ed. by G. D. H. and Margaret Cole, 1944).
R: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
A: In "The World's Best Thoughts on Success & Failure," compiled by Eugene Raudsepp, 1981.
N: Advice to Young Men."
K: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
   


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