Society is infested by persons who, seeing that the sentiments please, counterfeit the expression of them. These we call sentimentalists--talkers who mistake the description for the thing, saying for having.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.
Sentimentality -- that's what we call the sentiment we don't share.
Graham Greene (1904-1991) English writer.
The world makes up for all its follies and injustices by being damnably sentimental.
Thomas H. Huxley (1825-1895) English biologist.
He who molds the public sentiment... makes statues and decisions possible or impossible to make.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.
Sentiment is intellectualized emotion; emotion precipitated, as it were, in pretty crystals by the fancy.
James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) American poet, critic and editor.
Sentimentality is the only sentiment that rubs you the wrong way.
W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) British novelist and playwright.
A sentimentalist is simply one who desires to have the luxury of an emotion without paying for it.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.
The barrenest of all mortals is the sentimentalist.
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.