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By Anonym 16 Sep

Charles Edward Montague

Each word's evocative value or virtue, its individual power of touching springs in the mind and of initiating visions, becomes a treasure to revel in. Besides this hold on affection a word may well have about it the glamorous prestige of high adventures in great company. Think of that the plain word "dust" calls to mind. "Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was." "Dust hath closed Helen's eye." "All follow this and come to dust." "The way to dusty death." So, to the lover of words, each word may be not a precious stone only, but one that has shone on Solomon's temple or in Cleopatra's hair.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Edward Montague

A gifted small girl has explained that pins are a great means of saving life, "by not swallowing them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Charles Edward Montague

Take delight in a thing, or rather in anything, not as a means to some other end, but just because it is what it is. A child in the full health of his mind will put his hand flat on the summer lawn, feel it, and give a little shiver of private glee at the elastic firmness of the globe.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Charles Edward Montague

Patriotism has served, at different times, as widely different ends as a razor, which ought to be used in keeping your face clean and yet may be used to cut your own throat or that of an innocent person.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Edward Montague

War hath no fury like a non-combatant.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Edward Montague

The number of medals on an officer's breast varies in inverse proportion to the square of the distance of his duty from the front line.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Edward Montague

To possess your soul in patience, with all the skin and some of the flesh burnt off your face and hands, is a job for a boy compared with the pains of a man who has lived pretty long in the exhilarating world that drugs or strong waters seem to create and is trying to live now in the first bald desolation created by knocking them off.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Edward Montague

Burgundy was the winiest wine, the central, essential, and typical wine, the soul and greatest common measure of all the kindly wines of the earth.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Edward Montague

A lot of our fellow liberals ... seem to me rather to doom themselves to futility in public affairs because the won't recognize that there's a zone of natural affection midway between the inner, or family one, and the outer, or all-humanity one. I suppose they are somehow short of a zone themselves and they seem to get vexed... The common man knows better, just as he'd know better if some philosopher told him he ought not to make invidious distinctions by feeding his own children in preference to others. But of course he can't explain; he just ... goes on feeding the kids.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Edward Montague

To be amused by what you read - that is the great spring of happy quotations.