Quotes by: William H. Hunt

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William Henry Hunt
29th United States Secretary of the Navy
In office
March 7, 1881 – April 16, 1882
President James A. Garfield
Chester A. Arthur
Preceded by Nathan Goff, Jr.
Succeeded by William E. Chandler
Attorney General of Louisiana
In office
1876
Preceded by Alexander Pope Field
Succeeded by Hiram R. Steele
Personal details
Born (1823-06-12)June 12, 1823
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
Died February 27, 1884(1884-02-27) (aged 60)
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Political party Republican
Alma mater Yale College
Profession Politician, Lawyer
Military service
Allegiance  Confederate States of America
Service/branch  Confederate States Army
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Battles/wars American Civil War

There is no more reason why the features belonging to a picture should be distorted for the purpose of such imaginative suggestion than that the poet's metaphors should spoil his words for the ordinary uses of man.
William H. Hunt
I agree that Ruskin has done much harm to counter balance much good in giving people the trick of talking about Art instead of really doing a little of it to enable them to understand.
William H. Hunt
When language was not transcendental enough to complete the meaning of a revelation, symbols were relied upon for heavenly teaching, and familiar images, chosen from the known, were made to mirror the unknown spiritual truth.
William H. Hunt
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