I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country
Quote by E M Forster
I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are...
Ideas are fatal to caste
Surely the only sound foundation for a civilization is a sound state of mind.
How can I know what I think till I see what I say?
Books have to be read (worse luck it takes so long a time). It is...
The people I respect most behave as if they were immortal and as if society...
Logic! Good gracious! What rubbish!
The historian must have some conception of how men who are not historians behave. Otherwise...
People have their own deaths as well as their own lives, and even if there...
Nonsense and beauty have close connections.
One marvels why the middle classes still insist on so much discomfort for their children...
I'm a holy man minus the holiness.
Two cheers for Democracy; one because it admits variety, and two because it permits criticism.
I am certainly an ought and not a must.
It is my fate and perhaps my temperament to sign agreements with fools.
Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown. Through them we pass...
I have no mystic faith in the people. I have in the individual.
Very notable was his distinction between coarseness and vulgarity, coarseness, revealing something; vulgarity, concealing something.
We are all like Scheherazade's husband, in that we want to know what happens next.
England has always been disinclined to accept human nature.