1784 – 1859
Who was Leigh Hunt?
- It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young, and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old.
- The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing.
- The groundwork of all happiness is health.
- Great woman belong to history and to self sacrifice.
- Sympathizing and selfish people are alike, both given to tears.
- If you ever have to support a flagging conversation, introduce the topic of eating.
- The person who can be only serious or only cheerful, is but half a man.
- Affection, like melancholy, magnifies trifles; but the magnifying of the one is like looking through a telescope at heavenly objects; that of the other, like enlarging monsters with a microscope.
- Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.
- Night's deepest gloom is but a calm; that soothes the weary mind: The labored days restoring balm; the comfort of mankind.