Hilaire Belloc

1870 - 1953

A Quote by Hilaire Belloc on oneness, continuity, enlightenment, simplicity, and immaterial

Loss and Possession, Death and Life are one.
There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.

Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953)

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A Quote by Hilaire Belloc on devil, extremism, privacy, and temptation

The Devil, having nothing else to do Went off to tempt my Lady Poltagrue. My Lady, tempted by a private whim, To his extreme annoyance, tempted him.

Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953)

Source: Epigrams. On Lady Poltagrue, a Public Peril

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A Quote by Hilaire Belloc on past

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How slow the shadow creeps: but when 'tis past How fast the shadows fall. How fast! How fast!

Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953)

Source: For a Sundial

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A Quote by Hilaire Belloc on fulfillment, life, and travel

I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.

Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953)

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A Quote by Hilaire Belloc on books, death, and hope

When I am dead, I hope it may be said: "His sins were scarlet, but his books were read."

Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953)

Source: On His Books

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A Quote by Hilaire Belloc on belief, effort, lies, truth, and youth

Matilda told such dreadful lies, It made one gasp and stretch one's eyes; Her aunt, who, from her earliest youth, Had kept a strict regard for truth, Attempted to believe Matilda: The effort very nearly killed her.

Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953)

Source: Cautionary Tales, I907, Matilda

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A Quote by Hilaire Belloc on books, children, and pleasure

Child! do not throw this book about Refrain from the unholy pleasure Of cutting all the pictures out! Preserve it as your chiefest treasure.

Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953)

Source: A Bad Child's Book of Beasts, 1896 dedication

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A Quote by Hilaire Belloc on mind and people

When people call this beast to mind, They marvel more and more At such a little tail behind, So large a trunk before.

Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953)

Source: A Bad Child's Book of Beasts, The Elephant

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A Quote by Hilaire Belloc on friendship, laughter, love, quiet, winning, and worth

From quiet homes and first beginnings, Out to the undiscovered ends, There's nothing worth the wear of winning, But laughter and the love of friends.

Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953)

Source: Dedicatory Ode

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A Quote by Hilaire Belloc on heart

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I said to Heart, "How goes it?" Heart replied: "Right as a Ribstone Pippin!" But it lied.

Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953)

Source: The False Heart

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