Norman Douglas

Norman Douglas

British Author

Lived from: 1868-1952

Quotes: Norman Douglas

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    A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish, and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner.
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    Every man is a solitary in his grief.
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    He talks about the Scylla of Atheism and the Charybdis of Christianity - a state of mind which, by the way, is not conducive to bold navigation.
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    How hard it is, sometimes, to trust the evidence of one's senses! How reluctantly the mind consents to reality.
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    If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
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    It takes a wise man to handle a lie, a fool had better remain honest.
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    Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened a tavern for his friends.
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    Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it.
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    Nothing ages a man like living always with the same woman.
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    One can always trust to time. Insert a wedge of time and nearly everything straightens itself out.
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    People who have reformed themselves has contributed their full share towards the reformation of their neighbor.
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    Shall I give you my recipe for happiness? I find everything useful and nothing indispensable. I find everything wonderful and nothing miraculous. I reverence the body. I avoid first causes like the plague.
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    The business of life is to enjoy oneself; everything else is a mockery.
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    The true cook is the perfect blend, the only perfect blend, of artist and philosopher.
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    There is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which deserves respect; it bids a man to ponder or create; and in this dim corner of himself he can take refuge and find consolations which the society of his fellow creatures does not provide.
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