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


Some people make headlines while others make history.

Philip Elmer-DeWitt

Courage is of no value unless accompanied by justice; yet if all men became just, there would be no need for courage.

Agesilaus the Second

Unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense.

e e cummings

Nothing in the entire universe ever perishes, believe me, but things vary, and adopt a new form. The phrase "being born" is used for beginning to be something different from what one was before, while "dying" means ceasing to be the same. Though this thing may pass into that, and that into this, yet the sums of things remains unchanged.

Ovid, Metamorphoses

It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties we know they won't save us any more than love did.

Euripides

The thing that I still come back away with is how close so many people feel to the mountain Mt. Rainier emotionally and psychically, and yet how far away the world is when you're on the mountain.

Bruce Barcott »

Author A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him, insists on tormenting generations to come.

Montesquieu »