Top 10 Quotes by John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy

Love of beauty is really only the sex instinct, which nothing but complete union satisfies.

John Galsworthy
Early morning does not mince words.
John Galsworthy

It was such a spring day as breathes into a man an ineffable yearning, a painful sweetness, a longing that makes him stand motionless, looking at the leaves or grass, and fling out his arms to embrace he knows not what.

John Galsworthy
When a Forsyte was engaged, married, or born, the Forsytes were present; when a Forsyte diedbut no Forsyte had as yet died; they did not die; death being contrary to their principles, they took precautions against it, the instinctive precautions of highly vitalised persons who resent encroachments on their property.
John Galsworthy

Humanism is the creed of those who believe that in the circle of enwrapping mystery, men's fates are in their own hands - a faith that for modern man is becoming the only possible faith.

John Galsworthy
Dawn has power to fertilise the most matter-of-fact vision.
John Galsworthy

`Very haughty!' he said, `the wild Buccaneer.'

John Galsworthy
Men are in fact, quite unable to control their own inventions; they at best develop adaptability to the new conditions those inventions create.
John Galsworthy

Honesty of thought and speech and written word is a jewel, and they who curb prejudice and seek honorably to know and speak the truth are the only builders of a better life.

John Galsworthy
Only love makes fruitful the soul. The sense of form that both had in such high degree prevented much demonstration; but to be with him, do things for him, to admire, and credit him with perfection; and, since she could not exactly wear the same clothes or speak in the same clipped, quiet, decisive voice, to dislike the clothes and voices of other men - all this was precious to her beyond everything.