Quotes by John Galsworthy

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John Galsworthy (August 14, 1867 January 31, 1933) was an English novelist and playwright. Notable works include The Forsyte Saga (1906 - 1921) and its sequels, A Modern Comedy and End of the Chapter. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1932. more

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One's eyes are what one is, one's mouth is what one becomes.

When Man evolved Pity, he did a queer thing -- deprived himself of the power of living life as it is without wishing it to become something different.
Headlines twice the size of the events.
There is one rule for politicians all over the world: Don't say in Power what you say in opposition; if you do, you only have to carry out what the other fellows have found impossible.
Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.
If you do not think about your future, you cannot have one.
A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it.
Religion was nearly dead because there was no longer real belief in future life; but something was struggling to take its place -- service -- social service -- the ants creed, the bees creed.
Come! Let us lay a lance in rest,And tilt at windmills under a wild sky!For who would live so petty and unblestThat dare not tilt at something ere he die;Rather than, screened by safe majority,Preserve his little life to little end,And never raise a rebel cry!