When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory.
Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.
As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow.
I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.
The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortunes, but its fears.
I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this.
All the best stories are but one story in reality - the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape.
Land of Hope and Glory, Mother of the Free, / How shall we extol thee, who are born of thee? / Wider still and wider shall thy bounds be set; / God who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet.
Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.
Readjusting is a painful process, but most of us need it at one time or another.
The awful penalty of success is the haunting dread of subsequent failure.