It's not life that counts but the fortitude you bring into it.
The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy.
Matters change and morals change; men remain.
Headlines twice the size of the events. John Galsworth
Slang is vigorous and apt. Probably most of our vital words were once slang.
Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem. John Galswo
`Very haughty!' he said, `the wild Buccaneer.'
Love of beauty is really only the sex instinct, which nothing but complete union satisfies.
Love could never come to full fruition till it was destroyed.
Summer Â— summer Â— summer! The soundless footsteps on the grass!
Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them so many years of our own lives.
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.
As for the law--it catered for a human nature of which it took a naturally low view.
Dreaming is the poetry of Life, and we must be forgiven if we indulge in it a little.
It isnot good enough tospend time and ink indescribing the penultimate sensations and physical movements of people getting into a state of rut, we all know them so well.
It is an age of stir and change, a season of new wine and old bottles. Yet, assuredly, in spite of breakages and waste, a wine worth the drinking is all the time being made.
He might wish and wish and never get it - the beauty and the loving in the world!
Light-heartedness always made Soames suspicious - there was generally some reason for it.
Beginnings are always messy.
Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.
born to be loved and to love who when not loving are not living
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.
The talked-about is always the last to hear the talk . . .
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.
The Forsytes were resentful of something, not individually, but as a family; this resentment expressed itself in an added perfection of raiment, an exuberance of family cordiality, an exaggeration of family importance, and the sniff. Danger so indispensable in bringing out the fundamental quality of
See what perils do environ those who meddle with hot iron.
Love! Beyond meaure - beyond death - it nearly kills. But one wouldn't have been without it.
Art is the one form of human energy in the whole world, which really works for union, and destroys the barriers between man and man. It is the continual, unconscious replacement, however fleeting, of oneself by another; the real cement of human life; the everlasting refreshment and renewal. For, wha
We are all familiar with the argument: Make war dreadful enough, and there will be no war. And we none of us believe it.
the biggest tragedy of life is the utter impossibility to change what you have done