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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Life is all one piece. Men err when they think they can be inhuman exploiters in their business life, and loving husbands and fathers at home. For achievement without love is a cold and tight-lipped murderer of human happiness everywhere.

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Every sweet has its sour every evil its good.

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...because it is the very nature of Imperialism to turn humans into beasts.

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Concern should drive us into action and not into depression.

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