George Crabbe Quotes

How often do we sigh for opportunities of doing good, whilst we neglect the openings of Providence in little things, which would frequently lead to the accomplishment of most important usefulness! Dr. Johnson used to say, "He who waits to do a great deal of good at once will never do any." Good is done by degrees. However small in proportion the benefits which follow individual attempts to do good, a great deal may thus be accomplished by perseverance, even in the midst of discouragements and disappointments

George Crabbe

Deceivers are the most dangerous members of society. They trifle with the best affections of our nature, and violate the most sacred obligations.

George Crabbe

Now, at a certain time, in pleasant mood, He tried the luxury of doing good.

George Crabbe

Secrets with girls, like loaded guns with boys, Are never valued till they make a noise.

George Crabbe

Better to love amiss than nothing to have loved.

George Crabbe

Anger makes us strong, Blind and impatient, And it leads us wrong; The strength is quickly lost; We feel the error long.

George Crabbe

Through the sharp air a flaky torrent flies, Mocks the slow sight, and hides the gloomy skies; The fleecy clouds their chilly bosoms bare, And shed their substance on the floating air.

George Crabbe

In idle wishes fools supinely stay; Be there a will, and wisdom finds a way.

George Crabbe

Books cannot always please, however good; Minds are not ever craving for their food.

George Crabbe

A master passion is the love of news.

George Crabbe

Books cannot always please, however good; Minds are not ever craving for their food.

George Crabbe

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