Quotes by Sir Compton MacKenzie

The only mystery about the cat is why it ever decided to become a domesticated animal

Sir Compton MacKenzie

Other Great Authors

It is not true that equality is a law of nature. Nature has no equality. Its soverign law is subordination and dependence.

Marquis de Vauvenargues

We relish news of our heroes, Forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too.

Helen Hayes

To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.

Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895, Act I

As a rule it was the pleasure haters that became unjust.

Wystan Hugh Auden

With you I should love to live, with you be ready to die.


Social history might be defined negatively as the history of a people with the politics left out.

G. M. Trevelyan »

I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.

Kahlil Gibran »

Among the attributes of God, although they are all equal, mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice.

Miguel De Cervantes »