Facts are ventriloquists dummies. Sitting on a wise man's knee they may be made to utter words of wisdom; elsewhere, they say nothing, or talk nonsense, or indulge in sheer diabolism.
Quote by Aldous Huxley
The most distressing thing that can happen to a prophet is to be proved wrong....
The author of the Iliad is either Homer or, if not Homer, somebody else of...
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
Several excuses are always less convincing than one.
From age to age, nothing changes, and yet everything ..... is completely different.
A competent portraitist knows how to imply the profile in the full face.
Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.
The traveller's-eye view of men and women is not satisfying. A man might spend his...
If most of us remain ignorant of ourselves, it is because self-knowledge is painful and...
There is no bad day that cant be overcome by listening to a barbershop quartet....
Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.
Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age,...
Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself,...
Feasts must be solemn and rare, or else they cease to be feasts.
Like every man of sense and good feeling, I abominate work.
It's with bad sentiments that one makes good novels.
One of the great attractions of patriotism it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person...
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
You cant just 'steal' anyone from anybody...They were probably already prepared to leave, you're just...
Patriotism means unqualified and unwavering love for the nation, which implies not uncritical eagerness to...