Manners are of more importance than laws. The law can touch us here and there, now and then. Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us, by a constant, steady, uniform, insensible operation like that of the air we breathe in.
Oh, rather give me commentators plain,Who with no deep researches vex the brain;Who from the dark and doubtful love to run,And hold their glimmering tapers to the sun.George Crabbe
A very great part of the mischiefs that vex the world arises from words.Edmund Burke
It is not right to vex ourselves at things, For they care not about it.marcus aurelius
A very great part of the mischiefs that vex this world arises from words.
Oh! rather give me commentators plain, Who with no deep researches vex the brain; Who from the dark and doubtful love to run, And hold their glimmering tapers to the sun.George Crabbe
Tempests and windes and winter-nights vex not, that but One sees thee grow, That One made all these lesser lights. If those bright joys He singly sheds On thee, were all met in one crown, Both sun and stars would hide their heads:;; And moons, though full, would get them down.Henry Vaughan
vex not thou the poet's mind With thy shallow wit: vex not thou the poet's mind; For thou canst not fathom it.Tennyson
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