Van Brooks Quotes


7 Van Brooks quotes:



"If men were basically evil, who would bother to improve the world instead of giving it up as a bad job at the outset?"
Author: Brooks Quotes Category: Evil Quotes
"A man who has the courage of his platitudes is always a successful man. The instructed man is ashamed to pronounce in an orphic manner what everybody knows, and because he is silent people think he is making fun of them. They like a man who expresses their own superficial thoughts in a manner that appears to be profound. This enables them to feel that they are themselves profound."
"The man who has the courage of his platitudes is always a successful man."
Author: Brooks Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"Nothing is so soothing to our self esteem as to find our bad traits in our forebears. It seems to absolve us."
Author: Brooks Quotes Category: Self Quotes Ancestry Quotes
"Genius and virtue are to be more often found clothed in gray than in peacock bright."
Author: Brooks Quotes Category: Genius Quotes
"Those of our writers who have possessed a vivid personal talent have been paralyzed by a want of social background."
Author: Brooks Quotes Category: Talent Quotes
"People of small caliber are always carping. They are bent on showing their own superiority, their knowledge or prowess or good breeding."
Author: Brooks Quotes Category: Knowledge Quotes



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