by Thomas More
Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Utopia.
As a matter of fact, there are so many men soliciting favors from the great that it will be no great loss if they have to do without me and a couple of others like me. (1.13)
Now in a court composed of people who envy everyone else and admire only themselves, if a man should suggest something [...] the other courtiers would think their reputation for wisdom was endanger...
Society and Class Quotes
What's more, these gentry drag around with them a great train of idle servants, who have never learned any trade by which they could make a living. (1.17)
Then I said, "It is clear, my dear Raphael, that you seek neither wealth nor power" (1.13)
[A] certain friar [...] found such pleasure in this jest at the expense of priests and monks that he too began to make merry [...] (1.26)
"As it is now, I live as I please, and I fancy very few courtiers, however splendid, can say that." (1.13)
The most invincible King of England, Henry the Eighth...had recently some differences of no slight import with Charles, the most serene Prince of Castile, and sent me into Flanders as his spokesman...
Philosophical Viewpoints: Political Philosophy Quotes
We made no inquiries, however, about monsters, which are the routine of traveler's tales. Scyllas, ravenous Celaenos, man-eating Lastrygonians and that sort of monstrosity you can hardly avoid, but...