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No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history.

Table Talk: Essays On Men And Manners (1821-1822)

If we wish to know the force of human genius, we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning, we may study his commentators.

Table Talk: Essays On Men And Manners (1821-1822)

Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.

Table Talk: Essays On Men And Manners (1821-1822)

The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.

Political Essays (1819)

We are all of us more or less the slaves of opinion.

Political Essays (1819)