Heywood Broun

American Journalist, Novelist

Lived from: 1888-1939

Quotes: Heywood Broun

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    The most prolific period of pessimism comes at twenty-one or thereabouts, when the first attempt is made to translate dreams into reality.
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    A liberal is a man who leaves a room when the fight begins.
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    A technical objection is the first refuge of a scoundrel.
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    Brotherhood is not just a Bible word. Out of comradeship can come and will come the happy life for all.
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    Except that right side up is best, there is not much to learn about holding a baby. There are one hundred and fifty-two distinctly different ways -and all are right! At least all will do.
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    Hell is paved with great granite blocks hewn from the hearts of those who said, ''I can do no other.''
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    I have known people to stop and buy an apple on the corner and then walk away as if they had solved the unemployment problem.
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    Just as every conviction begins as a whim so does every emancipator serve his apprenticeship as a crank. A fanatic is a great leader who is just entering the room.
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    Men are blind in their own cause.
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    Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God.
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    Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anybody else.
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    Sweat is the cologne of accomplishment.
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    The urge to gamble is so universal and its practice so pleasurable that I assume it must be evil.
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    Write the news as if your very life depended on it. It does!
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    The tragedy of life is not that a man loses, but that he almost wins.
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