- His lectures were crowded, his eclecticism was novel and popular, and when after July itself he became officially powerful, he distinguished himself by patronising young men of genius. - "A Short History of French Literature", George Saintsbury.
- His criticisms upon art, which are suggestive enough, are regarded with undisguised contempt by professional critics; and I find that they are held to be vitiated by a certain want of balance and proportion, and a whimsical eclecticism of taste. - "The Upton Letters", Arthur Christopher Benson.
- It is part of VirgilÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ s eclecticism to combine the science of Epicurus with the theology of the more spiritual schools. - "The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age: Virgil", W. Y. Sellar.