Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Horace Smith

English Author, Poet and Novelist

"Every man, like narcissus, becomes enamored of the reflection of himself, only choosing a substance instead of a shadow. This love for any particular woman is self-love at second hand, vanity reflected, compound egotism."

"Our charity begins at home, And mostly ends where it begins."

"Inconsistency is the only thing in which men are consistent. "

"Poetry is the music of thought, conveyed to us in the music of language."

"Good advice is one of those injuries which a good man ought, if possible, to forgive, but at all events to forget at once."