We pay when old for the excesses of youth.
As we read the school reports on our children, we realize a sense of relief that can rise to delight that thank Heaven nobody is reporting in this fashion on us.
Many a man is praised for his reserve and so-called shyness when he is simply too proud to risk making a fool of himself.
Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people.
Those no-sooner-have-I-touched-the-pillow people are past my comprehension. There is something suspiciously bovine about them.
I never read the life of any important person without discovering that he knew more and could do more than I could ever hope to know or do in half a dozen lifetimes.
Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch.
Living in age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch.
Britain, which in the years immediately before this war was rapidly losing such democratic virtues as it possessed, is now being bombed and burned into democracy.
Our great-grand-children, when they learn how we began this war by snatching glory out of defeat, and then swept on to victory, may also learn how the little holiday steamers made an excursion to hell and came back glorious.
It is hard to tell where the MCC ends and the Church of England begins.
Accidents, try to change them - it's impossible. The accidental reveals man.
Public opinion polls are rather like children in a garden, digging things up all the time to see how they're growing.
If we openly declare what is wrong with us, what is our deepest need, then perhaps the death and despair will by degrees disappear.
The greatest writers of this age... are aware of the mystery of our existence.