Talk:John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn

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  • Literature—the most seductive, the most deceiving, the most dangerous of professions.
    • Burke.
  • The most frightful idea that has ever corroded human nature—the idea of eternal punishment.
    • Vauvenargues.
  • A great interpreter of life ought not himself to need interpretation.
    • Emerson (1884).
  • The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without, and to depart.
    • Address on Aphorisms (1887).
  • Simplicity of character is no hindrance to subtlety of intellect.
    • Life of Gladstone (1903).
  • Every man of us has all the centuries in him.
    • Life of Gladstone (1903).
  • No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character.
    • Critical Miscellanies. Robespierre (1908).