William Hogarth Quotes (6 quotes)
“As soon as man began considering himself the source of the highest meaning in the world and the measure of everything, the world began to lose its human dimension, and man began to lose control of it.”
Ch. 1 : Growing Up Outside, p. 11 - Disturbing the Peace (1986)
“The theory of interest was wrapped in utter obscurity, until Hume and Smith dispelled the vapor.”
Book II, On Distribution, Chapter VIII, Section I, p. 354 - A Treatise On Political Economy (Fourth Edition)(1832)
In Latin: "Corruptissima republica plurimae leges" - Annals iii.27
“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
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWilliam Hogarth
Born: November 10, 1697
Died: October 26, 1764 (aged 66)
Occupation: Artist, painter, engraver, satirist
Bio: William Hogarth was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic and editorial cartoonist who has been credited with pioneering western sequential art. His work ranged from realistic portraiture to comic strip-like series of pictures called modern moral subjects.
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