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Quote Left Follow your inclinations with due regard to the policeman round the corner. Quote Right
Quote Left It is well known that Beauty does not look with a good grace on the timid advances of Humour. Quote Right
Quote Left No egoism is so insufferable as that of the Christian with regard to his soul. Quote Right
Quote Left If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too. Quote Right
Quote Left I have an idea that some men are born out of their due place. Accident has cast them amid certain surroundings, but they have always a nostalgia for a home they know not. They are strangers at their birthplace, and the leafy lanes they have known from childhood or the populous streets in which they have played, remain but a place of passage. They may spend their whole lives aliens among their kindred and remain aloof among the only scenes they have ever knows. Perhaps it is this sense of strangeness that sends men far and wide in the search for something permanent, to which they may attach themselves. Perhaps some deep-rooted atavism urges the wanderer back to lands which his ancestors left in the dim beginnings of history. Sometimes a man hits upon a place to which he mysteriously feels that he belongs. Here is the home he sought, and he will settle amid scenes that he has never seen before, among men he has never known, as though they were familiar to him from his birth. Here at last he finds rest. Quote Right
Quote Left Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five. Quote Right
Quote Left Sentimentality is the only sentiment that rubs you the wrong way. Quote Right
Quote Left The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety. Quote Right
Quote Left There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish, to bewail it senseless. Quote Right
Quote Left At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely. Quote Right
Quote Left I am told that today rather more than 60 per cent of the men who go to university go on a Government grant. This is a new class that has entered upon the scene. It is the white-collar proletariat. They do not go to university to acquire culture but to get a job, and when they have got one, scamp it. They have no manners and are woefully unable to deal with any social predicament. Their idea of a celebration is to go to a public house and drink six beers. They are mean, malicious and envious . They are scum. Quote Right
Quote Left I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than a humorous resignation. Quote Right
Quote Left A woman can forgive a man for the harm he does her...but she can never forgive him for the sacrifices he makes on her account. Quote Right
Quote Left If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will Lose its freedom and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that, too. Quote Right
Quote Left It is funny about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the very best you will very often get it. Quote Right
Quote Left Men have an extraordinarily erroneous opinion of their position in nature; and the error is ineradicable. Quote Right
Quote Left Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all. Quote Right
Quote Left If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money it values more, it will lose that more. Quote Right
Quote Left If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news? Quote Right
Quote Left Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem. Quote Right
Quote Left When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only, but now and then I come across a passage, perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for me, and it becomes part of me. Quote Right
Quote Left Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young. Quote Right
Quote Left If you want to eat well in England, eat three breakfasts. Quote Right
Quote Left Life isn't long enough for love and art. Quote Right
Quote Left When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character. Quote Right
Quote Left I don't know why it is that the religious never ascribe common sense to God. Quote Right
Quote Left When I was young I had an elderly friend who used often to ask me to stay with him in the country. He was a religious man and he read prayers to the assembled household every morning. But he had crossed out in pencil all the passages that praised God. He said that there was nothing so vulgar as to praise people to their faces and, himself a gentleman, he could not believe that God was so ungentlemanly as to like it. Quote Right
Quote Left It was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up. Quote Right
Quote Left You can do anything in this world if you are prepares to take the consequences. Quote Right
Quote Left Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too. Quote Right
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