The best way to avoid a bad action is by doing a good one, for there is no difficulty in the world like that of trying to do nothing.
And all the charms of face or voice Which I in others see, Are but the recollected choice Of what I feel for thee.
Still, I have been no one's enemy but my own.
My easy nature, either in drinking or anything else, was always ready to submit to persuasions of profligate companions, who often led me into snares.
If life had a second edition, how I would correct the proofs.
He could not die when trees were green, for he loved the time too well.
About John Clare
Name John Clare
Quotes 5 John Clare sayings Nationality English quotes Profession Poet quotes Birthday October 16 About John Clare was an English poet, in his time commonly known as "the Northamptonshire Peasant Poet", born the son of a farm labourer at Helpston (which, at the time of his birth, was in the Soke of Peterborough, which itself was part of Northamptonshire) near Peterborough.
Topics charms, choice, submit, snares, ready
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