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

A lie can travel halfway round the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

Mark Twain

Despair is like a cable that is buried just under the surface of the ground. You pull it up and pull it up, but that cable just keeps right on going, clear across a field, until you come to a bunch of guys who are burying the cable. Then just walk up to them and go, 'Hey, have you seen Fred' And they'll say, 'Fred who' And you say, 'Fred of snakes' Then cover your ears, because big laughs are coming.

Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

The true purpose of education is to cherish and unfold the seed of immortality already sown within us to develop, to their fullest extent, the capacities of every kind with which the God who made us has endowed us.

Anna James

Rest is for the weary, sleep is for the dead.

Doctor Who

The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.

Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, section 191 »

As long as there are sovereign nations possessing great power, war is inevitable.

Albert Einstein »

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.

Mark Twain, Following the Equator 1897 »