English dramatist and writer
Douglas William Jerrold was an English dramatist and writer.
Douglas Jerrold Quotes Page 2
I rarely read any Latin, Greek, German, Italian, sometimes not a French book, in the original, which I can procure in a good version. I like to be beholden to the great metropolitan English speech, the sea which receives tributaries from every region under heaven. I should as soon think of swimming across Charles River when I wish to go to Boston, as of reading all my books in originals when I have them rendered for me in my mother tongue.
Every action is measured by the depth of the sentiment from which it proceeds.
Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.
Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force; that thoughts rule the world.
Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others.
There is something about a wedding-gown prettier than in any other gown in the world.
Too busy with the crowded hour to fear to live or die.
Thought is the property of him who can entertain it, and of him who can adequately place it.
The ugliest of trades have their moments of pleasure. Now, if I were a grave-digger, or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.
In fact, it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent.
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