Quotes by Heywood Broun

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Heywood Campbell Broun (December 7, 1888 - December 18, 1939) was an American journalist, sportswriter and newspaper columnist and editor in New York City. He founded the American Newspaper Guild, now known as The Newspaper Guild.

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The tragedy of life is not that a man loses, but that he almost wins.

Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God.
Sweat is the cologne of accomplishment.
The most prolific period of pessimism comes at twenty-one or thereabouts, when the first attempt is made to translate dreams into reality.
Write the news as if your very life depended on it. It does!
A liberal is a man who leaves a room when the fight begins.
Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anybody else.
Hell is paved with great granite blocks hewn from the hearts of those who said, I can do no other.
The urge to gamble is so universal and its practice so pleasurable that I assume it must be evil.
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.
A technical objection is the first refuge of a scoundrel.
Men are blind in their own cause.
Brotherhood is not just a Bible word. Out of comradeship can come and will come the happy life for all.
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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