Frases de Samuel Laman Blanchard

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Samuel Laman Blanchard

Data de nascimento: 15. Maio 1804
Data de falecimento: 15. Fevereiro 1845

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Samuel Laman Blanchard was a British author and journalist.

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„Shall we not rejoice then and revel in the glorious liberty of extract, and quote to the thousandth line? Shall we not have pages like the Pyramids?“

—  Samuel Laman Blanchard
Context: Shall we not rejoice then and revel in the glorious liberty of extract, and quote to the thousandth line? Shall we not have pages like the Pyramids? Who ever skipped a quotation, though it made against the interest of the story? Besides, how many books might be numbered that are valuable only in a solitary quotation!—as the oyster is esteemed for the pearl it may sometimes contain. "Quotations".

„None are so easily taken in as the "knowing ones."“

—  Samuel Laman Blanchard
Context: None are so easily taken in as the "knowing ones." The knowing one is generally an egregious ninny. The man who loses his last shilling at Doncaster, is no other than he who was sure of winning; who could prove by his betting-book that he must win by backing Chaff against the field. He is a fine specimen of the family of Oldbirds. So is the careful, cautious wight, the original Master Surecard, the man of many savings, who in his old age falls in love with a loan; who dies in prison from the pressure of foreign bonds, or drowns himself in the new canal by way of securing what he calls his share. The genuine old bird is a pigeon. "That Old Birds are not to be Caught with Chaff".

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„There is an instinct that leads a listener to be very sparing of credence when a fact is communicated“

—  Samuel Laman Blanchard
Context: There is an instinct that leads a listener to be very sparing of credence when a fact is communicated; it doesn't ring well in his ears—it has too much or too little gloss; he receives it with a shrug, and passes it on with a huge notch in it to show how justly it is entitled to suspicion; he is not to be imposed upon by a piece of truth. But give him a fable fresh from the mint of the Mendacity Society—an on dit of the first water—and he will not only make affidavit of its truth, but will call any man out who ventures to dispute its authenticity. "That what Everybody Says must be True".

„Tell her she is not to be imposed upon, and you impose upon her effectually. Admire her penetration, and you will not find her impenetrable.“

—  Samuel Laman Blanchard
Context: The starched matron is fain to put faith in the compliment which in her day of youth and grace she knew to be nonsense.... If her mirror will not admit of this she has other resources; she has sage counsel, admirable judgment, perfect knowledge of the world.... Tell her she is not to be imposed upon, and you impose upon her effectually. Admire her penetration, and you will not find her impenetrable. "That Old Birds are not to be Caught with Chaff".

„The starched matron is fain to put faith in the compliment“

—  Samuel Laman Blanchard
Context: The starched matron is fain to put faith in the compliment which in her day of youth and grace she knew to be nonsense.... If her mirror will not admit of this she has other resources; she has sage counsel, admirable judgment, perfect knowledge of the world.... Tell her she is not to be imposed upon, and you impose upon her effectually. Admire her penetration, and you will not find her impenetrable. "That Old Birds are not to be Caught with Chaff".

„The ancient gentleman who has seen the world, who is profoundly experienced“

—  Samuel Laman Blanchard
Context: The ancient gentleman who has seen the world, who is profoundly experienced, and much too deep to be the dupe of an age so shallow as this, is to be won by an admiring glance at the brilliancy of his knee-buckle; praise his very pigtail, and you may lead him by it. "That Old Birds are not to be Caught with Chaff".

„The course of truth never yet ran smooth.“

—  Samuel Laman Blanchard
Context: When a story has gone the grand circuit, and travels back to us uncontradicted, we may reasonably begin to relax in our belief of it. If nobody questions it, it is manifestly a fiction; if it passes current, it is almost sure to be a counterfeit. The course of truth never yet ran smooth. "That what Everybody Says must be True".

„Forewarned, forearmed, is sheer nonsense.“

—  Samuel Laman Blanchard
Context: Forewarned, forearmed, is sheer nonsense. Who is so indefatigable a scribbler as your abundantly damned author? Which of our orators speak so long and so often as he whom nobody listens to? What actors are so constantly before the public as those whom the town will not go to see? Who so easy to deceive as the dupe who has been taken in all his days? The gamester is a legitimate child of that frail couple, Flesh and Blood; he loses a fourth of what he is worth at the first throw—esteems himself lucky if he loses less today than he did yesterday—goes on staking and forfeiting hour by hour—and parts with his last guinea by exactly the same turn of the dice which lost him his first. Experience leaves fools as foolish as ever. "That a Burnt Child often Dreads the Fire".

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„Everybody is seldom to be believed.“

—  Samuel Laman Blanchard
Context: Everybody is seldom to be believed. "They say" is not proof that they know. On dit is French for a fib. "That what Everybody Says must be True".

„No prime-minister in the parliament of letters has, at any time, ventured to introduce a bill“

—  Samuel Laman Blanchard
Context: No prime-minister in the parliament of letters has, at any time, ventured to introduce a bill for the apprehension of all vagrant inverted commas that may be found trespassing in the sunny places of argument; and to restrain the poaching propensities of authors in general, who are apt to stroll without a license into the manors of other men's genius. "Quotations".

„But give him a fable fresh from the mint of the Mendacity Society“

—  Samuel Laman Blanchard
Context: There is an instinct that leads a listener to be very sparing of credence when a fact is communicated; it doesn't ring well in his ears—it has too much or too little gloss; he receives it with a shrug, and passes it on with a huge notch in it to show how justly it is entitled to suspicion; he is not to be imposed upon by a piece of truth. But give him a fable fresh from the mint of the Mendacity Society—an on dit of the first water—and he will not only make affidavit of its truth, but will call any man out who ventures to dispute its authenticity. "That what Everybody Says must be True".

„It is surely one of the strangest of our propensities to mark out those we love best for the worst usage“

—  Samuel Laman Blanchard
Context: It is surely one of the strangest of our propensities to mark out those we love best for the worst usage; yet we do, all of us. We can take any freedom with a friend; we stand on no ceremony with a friend. "That Good Wine Needs No Bush".

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