Augustus Hare Quotes

The greatest truths are the simplest, and so are the greatest men.

Crimes sometimes shock us too much; vices almost always too little.

Mythology is not religion. It may rather be regarded as the ancient substitute, the poetical counterpart for dogmatic theology.

Curiosity is little more than another name for hope.

Of what use are forms, seeing at times they are empty? Of the same use as barrels, which at times, are empty too.

Surely half the world must be blind; thy can see nothing unless it glitters.

Every age has a language of its own; and the difference in the words is often far greater than in the thoughts. The main employment of authors, in their collective capacity, is to translate the thoughts of other ages into the language of their own.