Edward Verrall Lucas

1868 - 1938

A Quote by Edward Verrall Lucas on sons

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The French never allow a distinguished son of France to lack a statue.

Edward Verrall Lucas (1868 - 1938)

Source: Wanderings and Diversions, 1926, Zigzags in France

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A Quote by Edward Verrall Lucas on defense

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There can be no defense like elaborate courtesy.

Edward Verrall Lucas (1868 - 1938)

Source: Reading, Writing and Remembering, 1932

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A Quote by Edward Verrall Lucas on words

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There are two words for everything.

Edward Verrall Lucas (1868 - 1938)

Source: Reading, Writing and Remembering, 1932

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A Quote by Edward Verrall Lucas on people

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I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them.

Edward Verrall Lucas (1868 - 1938)

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A Quote by Edward Verrall Lucas on country, learning, and people

Americans are people who prefer the Continent to their own country, but refuse to learn its languages.

Edward Verrall Lucas (1868 - 1938)

Source: Wanderings and Diversions, 1926, The Continental Dictionary

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A Quote by Edward Verrall Lucas on art, deception, diplomacy, and life

The art of life is to show your hand. There is no diplomacy like candor. You may lose by it now and then, but it will be a loss well gained if you do. Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception.

Edward Verrall Lucas (1868 - 1938)

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A Quote by Edward Verrall Lucas on guests and people

People in hotels strike no roots. The French phrase for chronic hotel guests even says so; they are called dwellers sur la branche.

Edward Verrall Lucas (1868 - 1938)

Source: Wanderings and Diversions, 1926, To Be Let or Sold

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A Quote by Edward Verrall Lucas on nature, trying, and women

Human nature is rarely so amusing as when trying to get a house off its hands. Women at this task can be untruthful enough, but their untruth lacks the infusion of candor which a skillful male liar can introduce.

Edward Verrall Lucas (1868 - 1938)

Source: 365 Days and One More

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