Everybody suspects an eager desire to curry favour, but rudeness, for some reason, is always accepted as a guarantee of good faith. The only man who ever managed to see through rudeness was Saint Augustine. - Lord Peter Wimsey
We don't want to make large and ignominious public mistakes. - Charles Parker
Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves to thank if the advertisement writer uses his mastery of the vocabulary and syntax to mislead their weak minds.
It's my belief most of us would only be too pleased to chuck these community hysterics if the beastly newspapers didn't run it for all it's worth. However, it won't do to say so. - Lord Peter Wimsey on Remembrance Day observances
Trouble shared is trouble halved. - Lord Peter Wimsey
Wherever trouble turns up, there am I at the bottom of it. - Lord Peter Wimsey
The first thing a principle does is kill somebody. - Lord Peter Wimsey
He dogs my footsteps with the incompetent zeal of fifty Watsons. - Lord Peter Wimsey
A human being must have occupation, if he or she is not to become a nuisance to the world.