John Trusler

John
Trusler
1735
1820

English Divine, Bookseller, Editor and Author

Author Quotes

How difficult a thing it is to persuade a man to reason against his own interest, though be is convinced that equity is against him.

Men of splendid talents are generally too quick, too volatile, too adventurous, and too unstable to be much relied on; whereas men of common abilities, in a regular, plodding routine of business, act with more regularity and greater certainty. Men of the best intellectual abilities are apt to strike off suddenly, like the tangent of a circle, and cannot be brought into their orbits by attraction or gravity - they often act with such eccentricity as to be lost in the vortex of their own reveries. Brilliant talents in general are like the ignes fatui; they excite wonder, but often mislead. They are not, however, without their use; like the fire from the flint, once produced, it may be converted, by solid, thinking men, to very salutary and noble purposes.

Author Picture
First Name
John
Last Name
Trusler
Birth Date
1735
Death Date
1820
Bio

English Divine, Bookseller, Editor and Author