Thomas Love Peacock Quotes

Science is one thing and Wisdom is another. Science is an edged tool, with which men play like children, and cut their own fingers.

What is the epitome of a newspaper? In the first place, all the deadly sins, and infinite varieties of violence and fraud… lawyers barking at each other;… bear-garden meetings of mismanaged companies, in which directors and shareholders abuse each other in choice terms, not all to be found even in Rabelais… burstings of bank bubbles, […]

There are two reasons for drinking: one is, when you are thirsty, to cure it; the other, when you are not thirsty, to prevent it.

Not drunk is he who from the floor – Can rise alone and still drink more; But drunk is They, who prostrate lies, Without the power to drink or rise.

Respectable means rich, and decent means poor. I should die if I heard my father called decent.

The coachman now informed them their time was elapsed; nor could all the pathetic remonstrances of the reverend divine, who declared he had not half breakfasted, succeed in gaining one minute from the inexorable Jehu. “You will allow,” said Mr Foster, as soon as they were again in motion, “that the wild man of the […]