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


This communicating of a man's self to his friend works two contrary effects for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.

Aristotle

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times it ws the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair we had everything before us, we had nothing before us we were all going directly to Heaven, we were all going the other way.

Charles Dickens

Billy Shampoo is better. I go on first and clean the hair. Conditioner is better. I leave the hair silky and smooth. Oh, really, fool Really.

Billy Madison

All dope can do for you is kill you the long hard way. And it can kill the people you love right along with you.

Billie Holiday

Man has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to distort the truth intentionally, he is ready to deny the evidence of his senses only to justify his logic.

Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

It was all right to talk about it. They made plans. They had a moment's vision, a fleeting dream. But in the end, some lack in their moral fiber, some gnawing, nibbling fear held them back. They never started. They stayed where they were. They dropped back. They failed somehow to release within themselves that power which lies in every individual, and is released only when he starts forward in a straight line for the object about which he has dreamed. The man who never starts, never feels that sense of power.

Ray Dickinson »

Philosophers should consider the fact that the greatest happiness principle can easily be made an excuse for a benevolent dictatorship. We should replace it by a more modest and more realistic principle - the principle that the fight against avoidable misery should be a recognized aim of public policy, while the increase of happiness should be left, in the main, to private initiative.

Karl Popper »

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.

H.L. Mencken »