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George Lillo Quotes


English dramatist
(1693 - 1739)

A noble birth and fortune, though they make not a bad man good, yet they are a real advantage to a worthy one, and place his virtues in the fairest light.
[Birth]
 

Exalted souls, have passions in proportion violent, resistless, and tormenting: they're a tax imposed by nature on preeminence, and fortitude and wisdom must support them.
[Passion]
 

When thankfulness o'erflows the swelling heart, and breathes in free and uncorrupted praise for benefits received, propitious Heaven takes such acknowledgment as fragrant incense, and doubles all its blessings.
[Thankfulness]