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 Thomas Quincey - “Even imperfection itself may have its ideal or perfect state”
 Thomas Quincey - “Whereas wine disorders the mental faculties, opium introduces amongst them the most exquisite order, legislation and harmony. Wine robs a man of self-possession opium greatly invigorates it.”
 Thomas Quincey - “Thou hast the keys of Paradise, O just, subtle, and mighty opium”
 Thomas Quincey - “If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination”
 Thomas Quincey - “Paint me an eternal tea-pot, for I usually drink tea from eight o'clock at night to four o'clock in the morning.”
 Thomas Quincey - “In many walks of life, a conscience is a more expensive encumbrance than a wife or a carriage.”
 Thomas Quincey - “Allow me to offer my congratulations on the truly admirable skill you have shown in keeping clear of the mark. Not to have hit once in so many trials, argues the most splendid talents for missing.”
 Thomas Quincey - “Flowers that are so pathetic in their beauty, frail as the clouds, and in their coloring as gorgeous as the heavens, had through thousands of years been the heritage of children -- honored as the jewelry of God only by them -- when suddenly the voice of Christianity, counter-signing the voice of infancy, raised them to a grandeur transcending the Hebrew throne, although founded by God himself, and pronounced Solomon in all his glory not to be arrayed like one of these.”
 Thomas Quincey - “Call for the grandest of all earthly spectacles, what is that It is the sun going to his rest.”
 Thomas Quincey - “It was a Sunday afternoon, wet and cheerless and a duller spectacle this earth of ours has not to show than a rainy Sunday in London.”
 Thomas Quincey - “Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite beverage of the intellectual.”
 Thomas Quincey - “Nobody will laugh long who deals much with opium its pleasures even are of a grave and solemn complexion.”
 Thomas Quincey - “Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.”
 Thomas De Quincey - “There is first the literature of KNOWLEDGE, and secondly, the literature of POWER. The function of the first is -- to teach the function of the second is -- to move.”
 Thomas De Quincey - “Books, we are told, propose to instruct or to amuse. Indeed . . . The true antithesis to knowledge, in this case, is not pleasure, but power.”
 Thomas De Quincey - “The public is a bad guesser.”
 Thomas De Quincey - “Even imperfection itself may have its ideal or perfect state.”
 Thomas De Quincey - “Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone and leave it alone.”
 Thomas De Quincey - “The burden of the incommunicable.”
 T. De Quincey - “The mere understanding, however useful and indispensable, is the meanest faculty in the human mind and the most to be distrusted.”
 Thomas De Quincey - “If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing and from robbing he comes next to drinking and sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.”
 Thomas De Quincey - “Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone all leave it Alone.”