Quotes by Clarence Day

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Clarence Shepherd Day, Jr. (November 18, 1874 - December 28, 1935) was an American author. He was born in New York City in the USA. He graduated from Yale University in 1896. After working in his father's stockbrokerage house, Day joined the Navy, but developed arthritis and spent the remainder of his life as a semi-invalid.

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You can't sweep other people off their feet, if you can't be swept off your own.

Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity enjoy the accumulating of facts far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts.
Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.
The world of books is the most remarkable creation of man nothing else that he builds ever lasts monuments fall; nations perish; civilization grow old and die out; new races build others. But in the world of books are volumes that have seen this happen again and again and yet live on. Still young, still as fresh as the day they were written, still telling men's hearts, of the hearts of men centuries dead.
This is a hard and precarious world, where every mistake and infirmity must be paid in full.