Quotes by Augustine Birrell

Any ordinary man can...surround himself with two thousand books...and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy.

Augustine Birrell

Other Great Authors


Bachelors know more about women than married men if they didn't they'd be married too.

Henry Louis Mencken

Thou art gone from my gaze like a beautiful dream, And I seek thee in vain by the meadow and stream.

George Linley

Most tax revisions didn't improve the system, they made it more like Washington itself complicated, unfair, cluttered with gobbledygook and loopholes designed for those with the power and influence to hire high-priced legal and tax advisers.

Ronald Reagan

Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.

Elizabeth Fry, Journal entry

Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome.

T.S. Eliot

'Tis a sharp medicine, but it will cure all that ails you. -- last words before his beheadding

Sir Walter Raleigh »

The way to fight a woman is with your hat. Grab it and run.

John Barrymore »

The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.

Oliver Wendell Holmes »