British Diarist Quotes
Long experience has taught me that in England nobody goes to the theatre unless he or she has bronchitis.
I am utterly against those confused Olios, into which men put almost all kinds of meats and Roots.
It is a fine thing to be out on the hills alone. A man can hardly be a beast or a fool alone on a great mountain.
He was a provocative, aggressive, contrary old man, enunciating his theories in clipped tones as though they were papal encyclicals.
It is a purely relative matter where one draws the plimsoll-line of condemnation, and... if you find the whole of humanity falls below it you have simply made a mistake and drawn it too high. And are probably below it yourself.
He worked with her as she was and not as he wanted her to be.
Colin Clark (filmmaker)
Whither am I going? To the New World. What to do? To gain honor? No, if I know my own heart. To get money? No: I am going to live to God, and to bring others so to do.
O Christian, never be proud of things that are so transient, injurious, and uncertain as the riches of this evil world! But set your heart on the true and durable riches of grace in Christ Jesus.
Quote of the day
For what Harley Street specialist has time to understand the body, let alone the mind or both in combination, when he is a slave to thirteen thousand a year?
Predictions that didn't happen
If it's on the Internet it must be true
Remarkable Last Words (or Near-Last Words)
Philip James Bailey
Letitia Elizabeth Landon