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


There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.

Norman Vincent Peale

Cease to ask what the morrow will bring forth. And set down as gain each day that Fortune grants.

Horace

The bottom line is that (a) people are never perfect, but love can be, (b) that is the one and only way that the mediocre and vile can be transformed, and (c) doing that makes it that. We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.

Tom Robbins

I couldn't wait for success, so I went on ahead without it.

Jonathan Winters

Finding bad reasons for what one believes for other bad reasons - that's philosophy.

Aldous Huxley

Fear makes us feel our humanity.

Benjamin Disraeli »

The best fortune that can fall to a man is that which corrects his defects and makes up for his failings.

Johann von Goethe »

When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.

Edmund Burke »