A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting to the dwellers in civilization; like the gentle air of a… (read more)
All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality - the story of escape. It is… (read more)
An ambassador is not simply an agent; he is also a spectacle.
An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents… (read more)
An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.
I started out by believing God for a newer car than the one I was driving. I started out believing… (read more)
The best history is but like the art of Rembrandt; it casts a vivid light on certain selected causes, on… (read more)
The cure for admiring the House of Lords is to go and look at it.