Max Beerbohm Quotes

Humility is a virtue, and it is a virtue innate in guests.

Max Beerbohm

To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving.

Max Beerbohm

History does not repeat itself. The historians repeat one another.

Max Beerbohm

The lower one's vitality, the more sensitive one is to great art.

Max Beerbohm

The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity.

Max Beerbohm

People are either born hosts or born guests.

Max Beerbohm

When hospitality becomes an art, it loses its very soul.

Max Beerbohm

Mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.

Max Beerbohm

I have known no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him

Max Beerbohm

I need no dictionary of quotations to remind me that the eyes are the windows of the soul.

Max Beerbohm

All fantasy should have a solid base in reality.

Max Beerbohm

Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best.

Max Beerbohm

To give an accurate and exhaustive account of that period would need a far less brilliant pen than mine.

Max Beerbohm

By its very looseness, by its way of evoking rather than defining, suggesting rather than saying, English is a magnificent vehicle for emotional poetry.

Max Beerbohm

No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt

Max Beerbohm

I have known no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect, either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him.

Max Beerbohm

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