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Walter Savage Landor
(1775-1864) born on
Jan 30
English poet, essayist. He is noted for his principal prose "Imaginary Conversations," 1824-53.
         
   
F
What is reading but silent conversation?

R
Truth, like the juice of a poppy, in small quantities calms men; in larger, heats and irritates them and is attended by fatal consequences in its excess.
A
I never did a single wise thing in the whole course of my existence, although I have written many which have been thought so.
N
Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose direction and begin to bend.
K
Heat and animosity, contest and conflict, may sharpen the wits, although they rarely do; they never strengthen the understanding, clear the perspicacity, guide the judgment, or improve the heart.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: In "Quotable Business," ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.
K: In "Poor Man's College Quotations Collection," ed. Sidney Madwed, AAPEX software, 1994.
   


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