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

It isn't always necessary to achieve great things. Sometimes, just surviving is a great achievement.


The greatest failure is a person who never admits that he can be a failure.

Gerald N. Weiskott

Beauty is not defined by the masses but by the opinion of the individual.

Rune Leknes

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.

Elbert Hubbard

The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all.

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Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first woman she meets and then teams up with three complete strangers to kill again.

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The Knowledge of God is very far from the love of Him.

Blaise Pascal »