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John Galsworthy
August 14, 1867 - January 31, 1933
Nationality: English
Category: Author
Subcategory: English Author

Beginnings are always messy.


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.


The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy.


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.


A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else.


If you do not think about your future, you cannot have one.


He was afflicted by the thought that where Beauty was, nothing ever ran quite straight, which no doubt, was why so many people looked on it as immoral.


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


A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it.


Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.


The French cook; we open tins.


Love has no age, no limit; and no death.


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.


Headlines twice the size of the events.


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