William Gilmore Simms - Quotes

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The only true source of politeness is consideration.

The only true source of politeness is consideration.

Tears are the natural penalties of pleasure. It is a law that we should pay for all that we enjoy.

Tears are the natural penalties of pleasure. It is a law that we should pay for all that we enjoy.

Tact is one of the first mental virtues, the absence of it is fatal to the best talent.

Tact is one of the first mental virtues, the absence of it is fatal to the best talent.

Genius is the very eye of intellect and the wing of thought; it is always in advance of its time, and is the pioneer for the generation which it precedes. ---->>>

Neither praise or blame is the object of true criticism. Justly to discriminate, firmly to establish, wisely to prescribe, and honestly to award. These are the true aims and duties of criticism. ---->>>

Most men remember obligations, but are not often likely to be grateful; the proud are made sour by the remembrance and the vain silent. ---->>>

Not in sorrow freely is never to open the bosom to the sweets of the sunshine. ---->>>

The true law of the race is progress and development. Whenever civilization pauses in the march of conquest, it is overthrown by the barbarian. ---->>>

I believe that economists put decimal points in their forecasts to show they have a sense of humor.

I believe that economists put decimal points in their forecasts to show they have a sense of humor.

He who would acquire fame must not show himself afraid of censure. The dread of censure is the death of genius. ---->>>

The dread of criticism is the death of genius. ---->>>

No errors of opinion can possibly be dangerous in a country where opinion is left free to grapple with them. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 06-21, 2015
Birthplace:
Die: 1870
Occupation: Novelist
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William Gilmore Simms (April 17, 1806 – June 11, 1870) was a poet, novelist and historian from the American South. His writings achieved great prominence during the 19th century, with Edgar Allan Poe pronouncing him the best novelist America had ever produced. He is still known among literary scholars as a major force in antebellum Southern literature (wikipedia)