Clarence Day Quotes

14 Clarence Day quotes:

"You can't sweep other people off their feet, if you can't be swept off your own."
"Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity enjoy the accumulating of facts far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts."
"The real world is not easy to live in. It is rough; it is slippery. Without the most clear-eyed adjustments we fall and get crushed. A man must stay sober: not always, but most of the time."
"Too many moralists begin with a dislike of reality."
"If your parents didn't have any children, there's a good chance that you won't have any."
"There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing."
"If you don't go to other men funerals they won't go to yours."
"Ants are good citizens, they place group interests first."
"The ant is knowing and wise, but he doesn't know enough to take a vacation."
"We talk of our mastery of nature, which sounds very grand; but the fact is we respectfully adapt ourselves, first, to her ways."
"Reason is the servant of instinct."
"Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience."
"A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful; but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health."
"The world of books is the most remarkable creation of man nothing else that he builds ever lasts monuments fall; nations perish; civilization grow old and die out; new races build others. But in the world of books are volumes that have seen this happen again and again and yet live on. Still young, still as fresh as the day they were written, still telling men's hearts, of the hearts of men centuries dead."

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