An ordinary man away from home giving advice.
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- No publisher should ever express an opinion on the value of what he publishes. That is a matter entirely for the literary critic to decide. I can quite understand how any ordinary critic would be strongly prejudiced against a work that was accompanied by a premature and unnecessary panegyric from the publisher. A publisher is simply a useful middle-man. It is not for him to anticipate the verdict of criticism.
- Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
- The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
- An expert is an ordinary fella away from home.
- In spite of the roaring of the young lions at the Union, and the screaming of the rabbits in the home of the vivisect, in spite of Keble College, and the tramways, and the sporting prints, Oxford still remains the most beautiful thing in England, and nowhere else are life and art so exquisitely blended, so perfectly made one.
- A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.