Talk:Martin Farquhar Tupper

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Apparently, according to Mr.H.W.Williams,F.G.S., Solva,(Pembrokeshire) Martin Tupper wrote the greater part of his Proverbial Philosophy on some small rocks called Careg yr Esgob in Porthlysgi Bay, near St.David's. To quote "It was his custom to be rowed out in the early morning, and fetched in the evening"

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  • Deceit and treachery skulk with hatred, but an honest spirit flieth with anger.
  • He who does not tire, tires adversity.
  • If thou art master to thyself, circumstances shall harm thee little.
  • Memory is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory?
  • Pain adds rest unto pleasure, and teaches the luxury of health.
  • Prayer is the slender nerve that moves the muscle of omnipotence.
  • Ridicule is a weak weapon when pointed at a strong mind; but common people are cowards and dread an empty laugh.
  • The mines of knowledge are often laid bare by the hazel-wand of chance.