Quotes by Leigh Hunt

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James Henry Leigh Hunt (October 19, 1784 - August 28, 1859) was an English essayist and writer.

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Affection, like melancholy, magnifies trifles; but the magnifying of the one is like looking through a telescope at heavenly objects; that of the other, like enlarging monsters with a microscope.

Night's deepest gloom is but a calm; that soothes the weary mind: The labored days restoring balm; the comfort of mankind.
Colors are the smiles of nature.
The person who can be only serious or only cheerful, is but half a man.
The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing.
Sympathizing and selfish people are alike, both given to tears.
The groundwork of all happiness is health.
Great woman belong to history and to self sacrifice.
If you ever have to support a flagging conversation, introduce the topic of eating.
Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.
It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young, and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old.