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John Galsworthy quotes: Beginnings are always messy. Beginnings are always messy.
John Galsworthy quotes: That tendency ... to lie awake between the hours of two and four, when the chrysalis of faint misgiving becomes so readily the butterfly of panic. That tendency ... to lie awake between the hours of two and four, when the chrysalis of faint misgiving becomes so readily the butterfly of panic.
John Galsworthy quotes: Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem. Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.
John Galsworthy quotes: By the cigars they smoke, and the composers they love, ye shall know the texture of men's souls. By the cigars they smoke, and the composers they love, ye shall know the texture of men's souls.
John Galsworthy quotes: Mechanism! Everywhere mechanism! Devices for getting away from life so complete that there seemed no life to get away from. Mechanism! Everywhere
mechanism! Devices for getting away from life so complete that there seemed no life to get away from.
John Galsworthy quotes: And yet, in books were comfort and diversion; and they were wanted! And yet, in books were comfort and diversion; and they were wanted!
John Galsworthy quotes: Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them so many years of our own lives. Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them so many years of our own lives.
John Galsworthy quotes: I think the greatest thing in the world is to believe in people. I think the greatest thing in the world is to believe in people.
John Galsworthy quotes: Once admit that we have the right to inflict unnecessary suffering and you destroy the very basis of human society. Once admit that we have the right to inflict unnecessary suffering and you destroy the very basis of human society.
John Galsworthy quotes: Memory heaps dead leaves on corpse-like deeds, from under which they do but vaguely offend the sense. Memory heaps dead leaves on corpse-like deeds, from under which they do but vaguely offend the sense.
John Galsworthy quotes: If you do not think about the future, you cannot have one. If you do not think about the future, you cannot have one.
John Galsworthy quotes: A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it. A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it.
John Galsworthy quotes: Love! Beyond meaure - beyond death - it nearly kills. But one wouldn't have been without it. Love! Beyond meaure - beyond death - it nearly kills. But one wouldn't have been without it.
John Galsworthy quotes: Justice is a machine which, when someone has once given it the starting push, rolls on of itself. Justice is a machine which, when someone has once given it the starting push, rolls on of itself.
John Galsworthy quotes: Wishes father thought, but they don't breed evidence. Wishes father thought, but they don't breed evidence.
John Galsworthy quotes: A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else. A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else.
John Galsworthy quotes: Love of beauty is really only the sex instinct, which nothing but complete union satisfies. Love of beauty is really only the sex instinct, which nothing but complete union satisfies.
John Galsworthy quotes: The French cook; we open tins. The French cook; we open tins.
John Galsworthy quotes: When Man evolved Pity, he did a queer thing - deprived himself of the power of living life as it is without wishing it to become something different. When Man evolved Pity, he did a queer thing - deprived himself of the power of living life as it is without wishing it to become something different.
John Galsworthy quotes: He won't be happy till he gets it," said Michael, at last: "The only thing is, you see, he doesn't know what IT is. He won't be happy till he gets it," said Michael, at last: "The only thing is, you see, he doesn't know what IT is.
John Galsworthy quotes: Really," said Winifred suddenly; "it almost seems like Fate. Only that's so old-fashioned. Really," said Winifred suddenly; "it almost seems like Fate. Only that's so old-fashioned.
John Galsworthy quotes: The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy. The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy.
John Galsworthy quotes: Wealth is a means to an end, not the end itself. As a synonym for health and happiness, it has had a fair trial and failed dismally. Wealth is a means to an end, not the end itself. As a synonym for health and happiness, it has had a fair trial and failed dismally.
John Galsworthy quotes: Life calls the tune, we dance. Life calls the tune, we dance.
John Galsworthy quotes: Men are in fact, quite unable to control their own inventions; they at best develop adaptability to the new conditions those inventions create. Men are in fact, quite unable to control their own inventions; they at best develop adaptability to the new conditions those inventions create.
John Galsworthy quotes: Youth to youth, like the dragon-flies chasing each other, and love like the sun warming them through and through. Youth to youth, like the dragon-flies chasing each other, and love like the sun warming them through and through.
John Galsworthy quotes: The value of a sentiment is the amount of sacrifice you are prepared to make for it. The value of a sentiment is the amount of sacrifice you are prepared to make for it.
John Galsworthy quotes: Only love makes fruitful the soul. Only love makes fruitful the soul.
John Galsworthy quotes: Society is built on marriage ... marriage and its consequences. Society is built on marriage ... marriage and its consequences.
John Galsworthy quotes: So this wonderful cityHas only dead ashes for me. So this wonderful city
Has only dead ashes for me.
John Galsworthy quotes: Love has no age, no limit; and no death. Love has no age, no limit; and no death.
John Galsworthy quotes: Matters change and morals change; men remain. Matters change and morals change; men remain.
John Galsworthy quotes: Light-heartedness always made Soames suspicious - there was generally some reason for it. Light-heartedness always made Soames suspicious - there was generally some reason for it.
John Galsworthy quotes: Love could never come to full fruition till it was destroyed. Love could never come to full fruition till it was destroyed.
John Galsworthy quotes: I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse. I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse.
John Galsworthy quotes: Headlines twice the size of the events. Headlines twice the size of the events.
John Galsworthy quotes: If you do not think about your future, you cannot have one. If you do not think about your future, you cannot have one.
John Galsworthy quotes: One's eyes are what one is, one's mouth is what one becomes. One's eyes are what one is, one's mouth is what one becomes.
John Galsworthy quotes: Public opinion's always in advance of the law. Public opinion's always in advance of the law.
John Galsworthy quotes: The law is what it is-a majestic edifice, sheltering all of us, each stone of which rests on another. The law is what it is-a majestic edifice, sheltering all of us, each stone of which rests on another.
John Galsworthy quotes: Justice is a machine that, when someone has once given it the starting push, rolls on of itself. - John Galsworthy, Justice [1910], act II Justice is a machine that, when someone has once given it the starting push, rolls on of itself. - John Galsworthy, Justice [1910], act II
John Galsworthy quotes: Early morning does not mince words. Early morning does not mince words.
John Galsworthy quotes: The biggest tragedy of life is the utter impossibility to change what you have done The biggest tragedy of life is the utter impossibility to change what you have done
John Galsworthy quotes: Slang is vigorous and apt. Probably most of our vital words were once slang. Slang is vigorous and apt. Probably most of our vital words were once slang.
John Galsworthy quotes: We are not living in a private world of our own. Everything we say and do and think has its effect on everything around us. We are not living in a private world of our own. Everything we say and do and think has its effect on everything around us.
John Galsworthy quotes: Summer - summer - summer! The soundless footsteps on the grass! Summer - summer - summer! The soundless footsteps on the grass!