English Author Quotes

549 English Author quotes:

"And much more am I sorrier for my good knights' loss than for the loss of my fair queen; for queens I might have enough, but such a fellowship of good knights shall never be together in no company."
"I almost think it is the ultimate destiny of science to exterminate the human race."
"His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew, but rather to impress upon them that nothing, not even... knowledge, was foolproof."
"Never was a faithful prayer lost. Some prayers have a longer voyage than others, but then they return with their richer lading at last, so that the praying soul is a gainer by waiting for an answer."
"The art of advertisement, after the American manner, has introduced into all our life such a lavish use of superlatives, that no standard of value whatever is intact."
"It is more comfortable for me, in the long run, to be rude than polite."
"Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated."
"Teach him to think for himself? Oh, my God, teach him rather to think like other people!"
"Women are more skilled than men at making gossip entertaining."
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"Bereavement is the deepest initiation into the mysteries of human life, an initiation more searching and profound than even happy love."
"It was said that Mr. Gladstone could persuade most people of most things, and himself of anything."
"Democracy is only an experiment in government, and it has the obvious disadvantage of merely counting votes instead of weighing them."
"To marry is to get a binocular view of life."
"It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It's called living."
"In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded."
"Three hours a day will produce as much as a man ought to write."
"There is no royal road to learning; no short cut to the acquirement of any art."
"It is a comfortable feeling to know that you stand on your own ground. Land is about the only thing that can't fly away."
"It has been the great fault of our politicians that they have all wanted to do something."
"It may almost be a question whether such wisdom as many of us have in our mature years has not come from the dying out of the power of temptation, rather than as the results of thought and resolution."

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