Jane Taylor Quotes (12 quotes)
“Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are,
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky!”
The Star, from Original Poems for Infant Minds (1804).
“I thank the goodness and the grace
Which on my birth have smiled,
And made me in these Christian days,
A happy English child.”
A Child's Hymn of Praise, from Hymns for Infant Minds (1810).
“Though man a thinking being is defined,
Few use the grand prerogative of mind.
How few think justly of the thinking few!
How many never think, who think they do!”
Essays in Rhyme from On Morals and Manners, Prejudice, Essay i. Stanza 45, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
“Far from mortal cares retreating,
Sordid hopes and vain desires,
Here, our willing footsteps meeting,
Every heart to heaven aspires.”
Hymn, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
“Oh that it were my chief delight
To do the things I ought!
Then let me try with all my might
To mind what I am taught.”
For a Very Little Child, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Bartlett's notes this work to be written by Ann Taylor.
“Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
My Mother, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
“If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.”
As quoted in Think, Vol. 27 (1961), p. 32
“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”
―Robert Green Ingersoll
The works of Robert G. Ingersoll (1978 edition), Library of Alexandria - ISBN: 9781465521330
“Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.”
As quoted in: Hitchcock (1967) by François Truffaut
“Absolute discretion is a ruthless master. It is more destructive of freedom than any of man's other inventions.”
―William O. Douglas
Dissenting, United States v. Wunderlich, 342 U.S. 98, 101 (1951).
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Born: September 23, 1783
Died: April 13, 1824 (aged 40)
Bio: Jane Taylor was an English poet and novelist. Her sister was Ann Taylor.