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

Pardon one offense, and you encourage the commission of many.

Publilius Syrus

Don't you wish there were a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence There's one marked 'Brightness,' but it doesn't work.


For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Statesmen may plan and speculate for liberty but it is religion and morality alone that can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand.

John Adams

Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.

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At my age the bones are water in the morning until food is given them.

Pearl Buck »

Nothing whatever pertaining to godliness and real holiness can be accomplished without grace.

Saint Augustine »