Frasi Robert Southey


„He passed a cottage with a double coach-house,
A cottage of gentility;
And he owned with a grin
That his favorite sin
Is pride that apes humility.“

—  Robert Southey
St. 8. Compare: "And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin / Is pride that apes humility", Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Devil's Thoughts.

„The laws are with us, and God on our side.“

—  Robert Southey
On the Rise and Progress of Popular Disaffection, Essay viii, Vol. ii (1817).


„If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams—the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.“

—  Robert Southey
Quoted in A Dictionary of Thoughts: Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the Best Authors of the World, Both Ancient and Modern, ed. Tryon Edwards, F. B. Dickerson Company (1908), p. 52

„The march of intellect.“

—  Robert Southey
Colloquies on the Progress and Prospects of Society, No. 1, pt. 14. Compare: "The march of the human mind is slow", Edmund Burke, Speech on the Conciliation of America, Vol. ii., p. 149.

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