Search my Quotes DataBase - Enter one or two keywords and/or author last name.

Hint: keep it simple, like life twain




Facebook share   Tweet This   Email this

Daily Inspiration - Quotes to Live By
Inspiration  |  Motivational Articles  |  Being Strong  |  Being Positive  |  Links  |  About
Topics:   A-   B-   Ca-   Co-   D-   E-   F-   G-   H-    I-    J-K-L   M-   N-O   Pa-   Pr-   Q-R   Sa-   Sk-   T-   U-V-W-X-Y-Z

Men of genius are not quick judges of character.
by Max Beerbohm

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.
- Max Beerbohm

Nobody ever died of laughter.
- Max Beerbohm

When hospitality becomes an art it loses its very soul.
- Max Beerbohm

Anything that is worth doing has been done frequently.
Things hitherto undone should be given,
I suspect, a wide berth.
- Max Beerbohm

 

To mankind in general Macbeth and Lady Macbeth stand
out as the supreme type of all that a host and hostess should not be.
- Max Beerbohm

To say that a man is vain means merely that he is pleased
with the effect he produces on other people.
- Max Beerbohm

People who insist on telling their dreams are among
the terrors of the breakfast table.
- Max Beerbohm

Please sign-up for my Free Inspirational Daily Email on the form below.

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.


People are either born hosts or born guests.
- Max Beerbohm

The Non-Conformist Conscience makes cowards of us all.
- Max Beerbohm

No Roman ever was able to say, 'I dined last night with the Borgias'.
- Max Beerbohm

The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity.
- Max Beerbohm

To give and then not feel that one has given is the
very best of all ways of giving.
- Max Beerbohm

To give an accurate and exhaustive account of that
period would need a far less brilliant pen than mine.
- Max Beerbohm

All fantasy should have a solid base in reality.
- Max Beerbohm

You will find my last words in the blue folder.
- Max Beerbohm

A hundred eyes were fixed on her, and half as many hearts lost to her.
- Max Beerbohm

To destroy is still the strongest instinct in nature.
- Max Beerbohm

Of all the objects of hatred, a woman once loved is the most hateful.
- Max Beerbohm

Good sense about trivialities is better than nonsense
about things that matter.
- Max Beerbohm

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.
- Max Beerbohm

Most women are not as young as they are painted.
- Max Beerbohm

No fine work can be done without concentration and
self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.
- Max Beerbohm

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.
- Max Beerbohm

I need no dictionary of quotations to remind me that
the eyes are the windows of the soul.
- Max Beerbohm

There is much to be said for failure.
It is much more interesting than success.
- Max Beerbohm

One might well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes:
hosts and guests.
- Max Beerbohm

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.
- Max Beerbohm

Humility is a virtue, and it is a virtue innate in guests.
- Max Beerbohm

Incongruity is the mainspring of laughter.
- Max Beerbohm

I was a modest, good-humoured boy.
It is Oxford that has made me insufferable.
- Max Beerbohm

It is easier to confess a defect than to claim a quality.
- Max Beerbohm

Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best.
- Max Beerbohm

We must stop talking about the American dream and start
listening to the dreams of Americans.
- Max Beerbohm

Some people are born to lift heavy weights,
some are born to juggle golden balls.
- Max Beerbohm

You will find that the woman who is really kind to
dogs is always one who has failed to inspire sympathy in men.
- Max Beerbohm

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

When men are easy in their circumstances,
they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- Joseph Addison

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
- Henry David Thoreau

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

Habits age men before their time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not pray for easy lives.
Pray to be stronger men.
- John F. Kennedy

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

The majority of men meet with failure
because of their lack of persistence
in creating new plans to take
the place of those which fail.
- Napoleon Hill

Who never walks save where he sees
men's tracks, makes no discoveries.
- J. G. Holland

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste
that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Men are disturbed not by things,
but by the view which they take of them.
- Epictetus

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is the property of no individual
but is the treasure of all men.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln


Quotes and Sayings

---------


Thank you for visiting: Men of genius are not quick judges of character. by Max Beerbohm.

Please sign up on the form below to receive
my Free Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes email.

You can also search my large collection of Quotes and Sayings.

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 


Sign-up to receive Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
free via email

Daily inspirational quotes and motivational messages of self-worth, choice,
positive attitude, happiness, forgiveness, and gratitude.
Inspiring motivational sayings plus Jonathan's insights into life,
relationships, and joyful living.

Enter Your E-Mail Address:
Enter Your Name (what you want to be called):
To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.
Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.

Or Subscribe to the Feedburner feed for Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes.



All materials & writings are copyright ©. You may read about our disclaimer, our privacy policy, our copyright policy, terms of use, participation in affiliate programs, and the list of all our websites.