Top 10 Quotes by John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy

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

John Galsworthy
The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy.
John Galsworthy

He would be setting up as a man of property next, with a place in the country.

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

I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse.

John Galsworthy
Essential characteristics of a gentleman: The will to put himself in the place of others; the horror of forcing others into positions from which he would himself recoil; and the power to do what seems to him to be right without considering what others may say or think.
John Galsworthy

As a man lives and thinks, so he will write.

John Galsworthy
And he continued to stare at her, 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.
John Galsworthy

Justice is a machine which, when someone has once given it the starting push, rolls on of itself.

John Galsworthy
The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy. John Galsworth