Max Beerbohm's Quotes
Biography of Max Beerbohm
People who insist on telling their dreams are among the terrors of the breakfast table.Tags: Among, Breakfast, Dreams
Some people are born to lift heavy weights, some are born to juggle golden balls.Tags: Born, Golden, Heavy
To mankind in general Macbeth and Lady Macbeth stand out as the supreme type of all that a host and hostess should not be.Tags: General, Lady, Stand
To say that a man is vain means merely that he is pleased with the effect he produces on other people.Tags: Effect, Means, Vain
We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of Americans.Tags: Dream, Dreams, Start
You will find that the woman who is really kind to dogs is always one who has failed to inspire sympathy in men.Tags: Men, Sympathy, Woman
To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving.Tags: Best, Give, Giving
No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.Tags: Done, Doubt, Work
I need no dictionary of quotations to remind me that the eyes are the windows of the soul.Tags: Eyes, Soul, Windows
It seems to be a law of nature that no man, unless he has some obvious physical deformity, ever is loth to sit for his portrait.Tags: Law, Nature, Seems
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I have known no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him.Tags: Genius, Him, Spiritual
Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up.Tags: Character, Deep, Men
One might well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.Tags: Great, Mankind, Might
There is much to be said for failure. It is much more interesting than success.Tags: Failure, Said, Success
To give an accurate and exhaustive account of that period would need a far less brilliant pen than mine.Tags: Far, Give, Less
Good sense about trivialities is better than nonsense about things that matter.Tags: Good, Matter, Sense
As a teacher, as a propagandist, Mr. Shaw is no good at all, even in his own generation. But as a personality, he is immortal.Tags: Generation, Good, Teacher
Anything that is worth doing has been done frequently. Things hitherto undone should be given, I suspect, a wide berth.Tags: Done, Wide, Worth
I was a modest, good-humoured boy. It is Oxford that has made me insufferable.Tags: Boy, Modest, Oxford
Incongruity is the mainspring of laughter.Tags: Laughter
Sir, I see a lot of documents in my day-to-day business, and I can't tell you every document that I've seen. It may have passed across my desk. It may not have passed across my desk. I truthfully cannot answer that question, other than to say I don't remember.Tags: Business, May, Remember
Let's be cautious about dreaming up extreme scenarios. The situation in Iraq is still salvageable.Tags: Dreaming, Iraq, Situation
The expansion and sophistication of transnational crime represents one of the most dangerous threats we confront in the next millennium.Tags: Crime, Dangerous, Next
You can't succeed in beating the insurgents unless you can convince the people that they can be protected.Tags: Convince, Succeed, Unless
I was deposed in association with a case involving the Golden Venture, a ship which smuggled Chinese aliens into the United States about eight or nine ago.Tags: Golden, Ship, United
The purpose of Plan Columbia was to deal with the increased cultivation and illegal activity associated with that cultivation concerning narco trafficking in Columbia.Tags: Deal, Plan, Purpose