Quotes by Lytton Strachey

Discretion is not the better part of biography.

Lytton Strachey

The history of the Victorian Age will never be written we know too much about it. For ignorance is the first requisite of the historian - ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a placid perfection unattainable by the highest art.

Lytton Strachey

Other Great Authors

He who consistently plans each day will journey successfully through all of life's years.

Drew Eric Whitman

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.

Charles W. Eliot

He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met.

Abraham Lincoln

Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?


When I retire I'm going to spend my evenings by the fireplace going through those boxes. There are things in there that ought to be burned.

Richard Milhous Nixon »

Spontaneous kindness is to hipsters as high beams are to deer.

J. Jacques, Something Positive Comic, 08-22-05 »