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

I do not confer praise or blame I accept. I am the measure of all things. I am the centre of the world.

W. Somerset Maugham

Hardly a competent workman can be found who does not devote a considerable amount of time to studying just how slowly he can work and still convince his employer that he is going at a good pace.

Frederick W. Taylor

Live free or die; death is not the worst of evils.

General John Stark

The gods too are fond of a joke.


In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them.

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn

All you earnest young men out to save the world please, have a laugh.

Reinhold Niebuhr »

As soon as we left the ground I knew I myself had to fly!

Amelia Earhart »

Memory depends very much on the perspicuity, regularity, and order of our thoughts. Many complain of the want of memory, when the defect is in the judgment; and others, by grasping at all, retain nothing.

Thomas Fuller »