COBBETT, William Quotes
(1766-1835), Anglo-American journalist and political writer
It is by attempting to reach the top at a single leap, that so much misery is caused in the world.
It is not the greatness of a man's means that makes him independent, so much as the smallness of his wants.
Poverty is, except where there is an actual want of food and raiment, a thing much more imaginary than real. The shame of being thought poor is a great and fatal weakness, though arising in this country from the fashion of the times themselves.