In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but its effects.
They never taste who always drink; Theyalways talk who never think.Matthew Prior
One of the greatest geniuses that ever existed, Shakespeare, undoubtedly wanted taste.
We cannot by a little verbal sophistry confound the qualities of different minds, nor force opposite excellences into a union by all the intolerance in the world. ... If we have a taste for some one precise style or manner, we may keep it to ourselves and let others have theirs. If we are more catholic in our notions, and want variety of excellence and beauty, it is spread abroad for us to profusion in the variety of books and in the several growth of men's minds, fettered by no capricious or arbitrary rules.william hazlitt
A good general rule is to state that the bouquet is better than the taste, and vice versa.Stephen Potter
Events of the past two years have virtually decreed that I shall wrestle with the literary muse for the rest of my days. And so, having tasted the poverty of one end of the scale, I have no choice but to direct my energies toward the acquisition of fame and fortune. Frankly, I have no taste for either poverty or honest labor, so writing is the only recourse left me.hunter s. thompson
Every great and original writer, in proportion as he is great and original, must himself create the taste by which he is to be relished.william wordsworth
There are two kinds of taste in the appreciation of imaginative literature: the taste for emotions of surprise and the taste for emotions of recognition.Henry James
Do you believe then that the sciences would have arisen and grown up if the sorcerers, alchemists, astrologers and witches had not been their forerunners; those who, with their promisings and foreshadowings, had first to create a thirst, a hunger, and a taste for hidden and forbidden powers?friedrich nietzsche
A principal aim of education is to give students a taste for literature, for the books of life and power, and to accomplish this, it is necessary that their minds be held aloof from the babblement and discussions of the hour, that they may accustom themselves to take interest in the words and deeds of the greatest men, and so make themselves able and worthy to shape a larger and nobler future; but if their hours of leisure are spent over journals and reviews, they will, in later years, become the helpless victims of the newspaper habit.john lancaster spalding
Hence, water ought by no means to be conducted in lead pipes, if we want to have it wholesome. That the taste is better when it comes from clay pipes may be proved by everyday life, for though our tables are loaded with silver vessels, yet everybody uses earthenware for the sake of purity of taste.vitruvius
Where Plenty smiles - alas! she smiles for few, And those who taste not, yet behold her store, Are as the slaves that dig the golden ore, The wealth around them makes them doubly poor.
The humanist has four leading characteristics - curiosity, a free mind , belief in good taste, and belief in the human race.
Those who say they give the public what it wants begin by underestimating public taste, and end by debauching it.
The bud may have a bitter taste, But sweet will be the flower.william cowper
lady fingers they taste just like lady fingers
There are people whose whole life consists in always saying no. It would be no small accomplishment to be able to say no properly, but whoever can do no more, surely cannot do so properly. The taste of these nay-sayers is like an efficient pair of scissors for pruning the extremities of genius; their enlightenment is like a great candle-snuffer for the flame of enthusiasm and their reason a mild laxative against immoderate pleasure and love.
Good taste and humor are a contradiction in terms, like a chaste whore .
taste, of which the proverb says there should be no dispute, is precisely the subject which needs discussion.john lancaster spalding