John Galsworthy Quotes

John Galsworthy Quotes

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"War makes men simple," he said, "elemental; life in peace is neither simple nor elemental, it is subtle, full of changing environments, to which man must adapt himself; the cunning, the astute, the adaptable, will ever rule in times of peace." ~ Saint's Progress by John Galsworthy "People do not like you to be different. If ever in your life you act differently from others, you will find it so, mademoiselle." ~ Saint's Progress by John Galsworthy "Nobody can spoil a life, my dear. That's nonsense. Things happen, but we bob up." ~ The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy "Society is built on marriage," came from between her father's close lips; "marriage and its consequences." ~ The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy May night had fallen soft and warm, enwrapping with its grape-bloom colour and its scents the billion caprices, intrigues, passions, longings, and regrets of men and women. ~ The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy There are houses whose souls have passed into the limbo of Time, leaving their bodies in the limbo of London. ~ The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy But dawn has power to fertilise the most matter-of-fact vision . . . ~ The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy "Strange life a dog's," said Jolyon suddenly: "The only four-footer with rudiments of altruism and a sense of God!" ~ The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy When a man with the constitution of Montague Dartie has exercised self control for months from religious motives, and remains unrewarded, he does not curse God and die, he curses God and lives, to the distress of his family. ~ The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy When one grew old, the whole world was in conspiracy to limit freedom, and for what reason?--just to keep the breath in him a little longer. He did not want it at such cost. ~ The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy

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