Quotations by William Gilbert

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Born: Friday, November 18, 1836
Died: Monday, May 29, 1911 (74 years old)
Profession: Composer
Nationality: British


And I always voted at my party's call, and I never thought of thinking for myself at all.
- William Gilbert
(Keywords: Thought, Party, Thinking)

He combines the manners of a Marquis with the morals of a Methodist.
- William Gilbert
(Keywords: Manners, Morals)

I always voted at my party's call, and I never thought of thinking for myself at all.
- William Gilbert
(Keywords: Thought, Party, Thinking)

If you wish in this world to advance your merits you're bound to enhance; You must stir it and stump it, and blow your own trumpet, Or, trust me, you haven't a chance.
- William Gilbert
(Keywords: Trust, Chance, World)

In the discovery of secret things and in the investigation of hidden causes, stronger reasons are obtained from sure experiments and demonstrated arguments than from probable conjectures and the opinions of philosophical speculators of the common sort.
- William Gilbert
(Keywords: Arguments, Causes, Discovery, Investigation, Opinions)

Man is nature's sole mistake.
- William Gilbert
(Keywords: Nature, Mistake, Man)

My family pride is something inconceivable. I can't help it. I was born sneering.
- William Gilbert
(Keywords: Family, Help, Pride)

No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have, and I think he's a dirty little beast.
- William Gilbert
(Keywords: Opinion)

Philosophy is for the few.
- William Gilbert
(Keywords: Philosophy)

The House of Peers, throughout the war, did nothing in particular, and did it very well.
- William Gilbert
(Keywords: War, Nothing)

We will hang you, never fear, Most politely, most politely.
- William Gilbert
(Keywords: Fear, Will)

When everyone is somebody, then no one's anybody.
- William Gilbert

You have no idea what a poor opinion I have of myself and how little I deserve it.
- William Gilbert
(Keywords: Idea, Opinion, Poor)







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