Best Quotes by Norman Douglas (Top 10)

  1. If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
  2. Distrust of authority should be the first civic duty.
  3. To find a friend one must close one eye - to keep him, two.
  4. Bouillabaisse is only good because cooked by the French, who, if they cared to try, could produce an excellent and nutritious substitute out of cigar stumps and empty matchboxes.
  5. You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.
  6. Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it.
  7. There is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which deserves respect; it bids a man to ponder or create; and in this dim corner of himself he can take refuge and find consolations which the society of his fellow creatures does not provide.
  8. Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes.
  9. Why always "not yet"? Do flowers in spring say "not yet"?
  10. You can construct the character of a man and his age not only from what he does and says, but from what he fails to say and do.

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