Hilaire Belloc

1870 - 1953

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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A Quote by Hilaire Belloc on death, statistics, and victory

Statistics are the triumph of the quantitative method, and the quantitative method is the victory of sterility and death.

Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953)

Source: The Silence of the Sea

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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 children and friendship

"Oh, my friends, be warned by me, That breakfast, dinner, lunch and tea Are all the human frame requires . . . With that the wretched child expires.

Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953)

Source: Cautionary Tales, I907, Henry King

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A Quote by Hilaire Belloc

A smell of burning fills the startled air - The Electrician is no longer there!

Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953)

Source: Newdigate Poem

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A Quote by Hilaire Belloc

The chief defect of Henry King Was chewing little bits of string.

Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953)

Source: Cautionary Tales, I907, Henry King

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A Quote by Hilaire Belloc on courage, god, grace, and heart

Of courtesy, it is much less Than courage of heart or holiness, Yet in my walks it seems to me That the Grace of God is in courtesy.

Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953)

Source: Courtesy

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