Thomas Love Peacock quotes

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Ancient sculpture is the true school of modesty. But where the Greeks had modesty, we have cant; where they had poetry, we have ca ...
A book that furnishes no quotations is, me judice, no book--it is a plaything.
Respectable means rich, and decent means poor. I should die if I heard my family called decent.
Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horsepond.
The waste of plenty is the resource of scarcity.
I never failed to convince an audience that the best thing they could do was to go away.
In a bowl to sea went wise men three,
On a brilliant night of June:
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The rich man goes out yachting,
Where sanctity can't pursue him;
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The mountain sheep are sweeter,
But the valley sheep are fatter;
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