Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right, is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong.
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A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it unless it has all been suffering, nothing but suffering.
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them.
It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.
Where any one body of educated men, of whatever denomination, are condemned indiscriminately, there must be a deficiency of information, or...of something else.
One half of the world can not understand the pleasures of the other.
But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way.
What dreadful weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval
Laurence Olivier said in an interview once that when he plays a tragedy he always aims for the funny parts, and the other way around. Because in a comedy you look for what's serious. I think that's true. Sometimes things are really funny if you're absolutely earnest. If you're really serious, it's hilarious.
The poetry of this one is called philosophical, of that one philological, of a third rhetorical, and so on. Which is then the poetic poetry?
This great, though disastrous, culture can only change as we begin to stand off and see... the inveterate materialism which has become the model for cultures around the world.
He who hath many friends hath none.
In 'The King's Speech,' patriotism is utterly contained within a historical moment, the third of September, 1939, where the aggressor is clear, the fight is clear, it hasn't become complicated over time.
Non-violence is the article of faith.
Rules and models destroy genius and art.
A certificate of live birth is not the same thing by any stretch of the imagination as a birth certificate.
Modern bodybuilding is ritual, religion, sport, art, and science, awash in Western chemistry and mathematics. Defying nature, it surpasses it.