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

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