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 play and theater

It happened that a few weeks later Her aunt was off to the theater To see that interesting play The Second Mrs. Tanqueray.

Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953)

Source: Cautionary Tales, I907, Matilda

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A Quote by Hilaire Belloc on time

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For every time she shouted "Fire!" They only answered "Little liar!" And therefore when her aunt returned, Matilda, and the house, were burned.

Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953)

Source: Cautionary Tales, I907, Matilda

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A Quote by Hilaire Belloc on men

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And the men that were boys when I was a boy Shall sit and drink with me.

Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953)

Source: The South Country

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A Quote by Hilaire Belloc on disease and fame

Physicians of the utmost fame, Were called at once; but when they came They answered, as they took their fees, 'There is no Cure for this Disease.'

Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953)

Source: Cautionary Tales, I907, Henry King

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A Quote by Hilaire Belloc on thought

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Pale Ebenezer thought it wrong to fight, But Roaring Bill (who killed him) thought it right.

Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953)

Source: The Pacifist

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