Hilaire Belloc Quotes

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Hilaire Belloc quotes: When you have lost your inns, you may drown your empty selves. For you have lost the heart of England. When you have lost your inns, you may drown your empty selves. For you have lost the heart of England.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: I am a sundial, and I make a botchOf what is done much better by a watch. I am a sundial, and I make a botch
Of what is done much better by a watch.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: Of courtesy, it is much less Than courage of heart or holiness, Yet in my walks it seems to me That the Grace of God is in courtesy. Of courtesy, it is much less Than courage of heart or holiness, Yet in my walks it seems to me That the Grace of God is in courtesy.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: It is sometimes necessary to lie damnably in the interests of the nation. It is sometimes necessary to lie damnably in the interests of the nation.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: I forget the name of the place; I forget the name of the girl; but the wine was Chambertin. I forget the name of the place; I forget the name of the girl; but the wine was Chambertin.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: If antiquity be the only test of nobility, then cheese is a very noble thing ... The lineage of cheese is demonstrably beyond all record. If antiquity be the only test of nobility, then cheese is a very noble thing ... The lineage of cheese is demonstrably beyond all record.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: I shoot the Hippopotamus with bullets made of platinum, because if I use the leaden one his hide is sure to flatten em. I shoot the Hippopotamus with bullets made of platinum, because if I use the leaden one his hide is sure to flatten em.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: The Devil, having nothing else to do Went off to tempt my Lady Poltagrue. My Lady, tempted by a private whim, To his extreme annoyance, tempted him. The Devil, having nothing else to do Went off to tempt my Lady Poltagrue. My Lady, tempted by a private whim, To his extreme annoyance, tempted him.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: The gentleman is generous and treats all men as his equals, especially those whom he feels to be inferior in rank and wealth. The gentleman is generous and treats all men as his equals, especially those whom he feels to be inferior in rank and wealth.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: Be content to remember that those who can make omelettes properly can do nothing else. Be content to remember that those who can make omelettes properly can do nothing else.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: The world is full of double beds And most delightful maidenheads, Which being so, there's no excuse For sodomy or self-abuse. The world is full of double beds And most delightful maidenheads, Which being so, there's no excuse For sodomy or self-abuse.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: Before the curse of statistics fell upon mankind we lived a happy, innocent life, full of merriment and go and informed by fairly good judgment. Before the curse of statistics fell upon mankind we lived a happy, innocent life, full of merriment and go and informed by fairly good judgment.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: He served his god so faithfully and wellThat now he sees him face to face in hell. He served his god so faithfully and well
That now he sees him face to face in hell.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: Child! Do not throw this book about; refrain from the unholy pleasure of cutting all the pictures out. Child! Do not throw this book about; refrain from the unholy pleasure of cutting all the pictures out.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: Oh, you should never, never doubt what nobody is sure about. Oh, you should never, never doubt what nobody is sure about.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: The sea drives truth into a man like salt. The sea drives truth into a man like salt.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: What followed for two hours was such an adventure as only wretched amateurs would indulge in... What followed for two hours was such an adventure as only wretched amateurs would indulge in...
Hilaire Belloc quotes: [Heresy is] the dislocation of a complete and self-supporting scheme by the introduction of a novel denial of some essential part therein. [Heresy is] the dislocation of a complete and self-supporting scheme by the introduction of a novel denial of some essential part therein.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: A strong Protectionist, believesIn everything but Heaven.For entertainment, dines, receives,Unmarried, 57. A strong Protectionist, believes
In everything but Heaven.
For entertainment, dines, receives,
Unmarried, 57.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: Whatever happens, we have got The Maxim gun, and they have not. Whatever happens, we have got The Maxim gun, and they have not.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine,There's always laughter and good red wine.At least I've always found it so.Benedicamus Domino! Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine,
There's always laughter and good red wine.
At least I've always found it so.
Benedicamus Domino!
Hilaire Belloc quotes: I said to Heart, "How goes it?" Heart replied: "Right as a Ribstone Pippin!" But it lied. I said to Heart, "How goes it?" Heart replied: "Right as a Ribstone Pippin!" But it lied.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: Any subject can be made interesting, and therefore any subject can be made boring. Any subject can be made interesting, and therefore any subject can be made boring.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: You are my cat, and I am your human. You are my cat, and I am your human.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: The Church is a perpetually defeated thing that always outlives her conquerers. The Church is a perpetually defeated thing that always outlives her conquerers.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: I am writing a book about the Crusades so dull that I can scarcely write it. I am writing a book about the Crusades so dull that I can scarcely write it.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: And the men that were boys when I was a boy Shall sit and drink with me. And the men that were boys when I was a boy Shall sit and drink with me.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: The microbe is so very small: You cannot take him out at all. The microbe is so very small: You cannot take him out at all.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: The Llama is a woolly sort of fleecy hairy goat, with an indolent expression and an undulating throat; like an unsuccessful literary man. The Llama is a woolly sort of fleecy hairy goat, with an indolent expression and an undulating throat; like an unsuccessful literary man.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: If you can describe clearly without a diagram the proper way of making this or that knot, then you are a master of the English language. If you can describe clearly without a diagram the proper way of making this or that knot, then you are a master of the English language.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: Dear Grandmamma, with what we give. We humbly pray that you may live. For many, many happy years: Although you bore us all to tears. Dear Grandmamma, with what we give. We humbly pray that you may live. For many, many happy years: Although you bore us all to tears.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable, so with autobiography. Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable, so with autobiography.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: For one thing, I was no longer alone; a man is never alone with the wind-and the boat made three. For one thing, I was no longer alone; a man is never alone with the wind-and the boat made three.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: When they married and gave in marriageThey danced at the County BallAnd some of them kept a carriageAnd the flood destroyed them all. When they married and gave in marriage
They danced at the County Ball
And some of them kept a carriage
And the flood destroyed them all.
Hilaire Belloc quotes: The Reformation has been called in a biting epigram "a rising of the rich against the poor." The Reformation has been called in a biting epigram "a rising of the rich against the poor."
Hilaire Belloc quotes: The grace of God is courtesy. The grace of God is courtesy.