Francis Macdonald Cornford

1874 - 1943

A Quote by Francis Macdonald Cornford on action, danger, and time

Every public action which is not customary, either is wrong or, if it is right, is a dangerous precedent. It follows that nothing should ever be done for the first time.

Francis Macdonald Cornford (1874 - 1943)

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A Quote by Francis Macdonald Cornford on love

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My love came back to me Under the November tree Shelterless and dim. He put his hand upon my shoulder, He did not think me strange or older, Nor I, him.

Francis Macdonald Cornford (1874 - 1943)

Source: "All Souls' Night"

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A Quote by Francis Macdonald Cornford on art, enemies, friendship, lies, and propaganda

Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies.

Francis Macdonald Cornford (1874 - 1943)

Source: quoted in New Statesman, 1978

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