There is nothing more frightful than imagination without taste.
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- Taste is only to be educated by contemplation, not of the tolerably good but of the truly excellent. I therefore show you only the best works; and when you are grounded in these, you will have a standard for the rest, which you will know how to value, without overrating them.
- He who does not think much of himself is much more esteemed than he imagines.
- Great endowments often announce themselves in youth in the form of singularity and awkwardness.
- He who does not expect a million readers should not write a line.
- Every author in some degree portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will.
- If any man wishes to write a clear style, let him first be clear in his thoughts.