36 Total Quotes

George Douglas Quotes

Justice is too good for some people and not good enough for the rest
George Douglas
#Justice

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
George Douglas
#Age And Aging

To find a friend, one must close one eye; to keep him, two.
George Douglas
#Friends Or Friendship

The business of life is to enjoy oneself; everything else is a mockery.
George Douglas
#Business

You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.
George Douglas
#British Writer #Advertising

Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes.
George Douglas
#British Writer #Education

How hard it is, sometimes, to trust the evidence of one's senses! How reluctantly the mind consents to reality.
George Douglas
#Mind #Reality

No great man is ever born too soon or too late.
George Douglas
#Man

Nobody can misunderstand a boy like his own mother. Mothers at present can bring children into the world, but this performance is apt to mark the end of their capacities. They can't even attend to the elementary animal requirements of their offspring. It is quite surprising how many children survive in spite of their mothers.
George Douglas
#Children #Mothers

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.
George Douglas
#British Writer #Man

I can find no room in my cosmos for a deity save as a waste product of human weakness, the excrement of the imagination
George Douglas
#Cosmos

Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened a tavern for his friends.
George Douglas
#British Writer #Friends Or Friendship

A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish, and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner
George Douglas
#Man

One can always trust to time. Insert a wedge of time and nearly everything straightens itself out.
George Douglas
#Time And Time Management

Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it.
George Douglas
#British Writer #People

No one can expect a majority to be stirred by motives other than ignoble.
George Douglas
#Majority

What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes?
George Douglas
#British Writer #Wisdom

The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living, which are to be desired when dying.
George Douglas
#British Writer #Living

What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes? But the man who orders his life according to their teachings cannot go far wrong
George Douglas
#Life

The longer one lives, the more one realizes that nothing is a dish for every day.
George Douglas
#British Writer

Shall I give you my recipe for happiness? I find everything useful and nothing indispensable. I find everything wonderful and nothing miraculous. I reverence the body. I avoid first causes like the plague.
George Douglas
#British Writer