If forty million people say a foolish thing it does not become a wise one, but the wise man is foolish to give them the lie.
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE »
- A man who is a politician at forty is a statesman at three score and ten. It is at this age, when he would be too old to be a clerk or a gardener or a police-court magistrate, that he is ripe to govern a country.
- What has influenced my life more than any other single thing has been my stammer. Had I not stammered I would probably… have gone to Cambridge as my brothers did, perhaps have become a don and every now and then published a dreary book about French literature.
- It’s a funny thing about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
- The great critic must be a philosopher, for from philosophy he will learn serenity, impartiality, and the transitoriness of human things.
- Love is what happens to a man and woman who don’t know each other.
- Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs an unceasing vigilance and a rare detachment of spirit. It cannot, like adultery or gluttony, be practiced at spare moments; it is a whole-time job.