Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Quote of the Day for 2016-03-29

"We cannot judge either of the feelings or of the characters of men with perfect accuracy from their actions or their appearance in public; it is from their careless conversations, their half-finished sentences, that we may hope with the greatest probability of success to discover their real characters."

Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849) Castle Rackrent, preface (1800)

Portrait of Humphrey Davy by Thomas Lawrence (c. 1821)

No comments: