Quotes by Martin Tupper

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Martin Farquhar Tupper (July 17, 1810 - November 1880) was an English writer, and poet, and the author of Proverbial Philosophy. He was born in London.

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Prayer is the slender nerve that moves the muscle of omnipotence.

Memory is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory?
A good book is the best of friends, the same today and for ever.
Pain adds rest unto pleasure, and teaches the luxury of health.
Ridicule is a weak weapon when pointed at a strong mind; but common people are cowards and dread an empty laugh.
Anger is a noble infirmity; the generous failing of the just; the one degree that riseth above zeal, asserting the prerogative of virtue.

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