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"All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet."
Wangari Maathai
William Gilmore Simms Quotes
He who would acquire fame must not show himself afraid of censure. The dread of censure is the death of genius.
William Gilmore Simms

Neither praise or blame is the object of true criticism. Justly to discriminate, firmly to establish, wisely to prescribe, and honestly to award. These are the true aims and duties of criticism.
William Gilmore Simms

Tact is one of the first mental virtues, the absence of it is fatal to the best talent.
William Gilmore Simms

Tears are the natural penalties of pleasure. It is a law that we should pay for all that we enjoy.
William Gilmore Simms

The dread of criticism is the death of genius.
William Gilmore Simms

The only true source of politeness is consideration.
William Gilmore Simms

The proverb answers where the sermon fails, as a well-charged pistol will do more execution than a whole barrel of gunpowder idly exploded in the air.
William Gilmore Simms

The true law of the race is progress and development. Whenever civilization pauses in the march of conquest, it is overthrown by the barbarian.
William Gilmore Simms

Type:
Novelist
Date of Birth:
0000-00-00
Year of Death:
1870
Nationality:
American
 

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