Humility is a virtue, and it is a virtue innate in guests.
People are either born hosts or born guests.
To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving.
History does not repeat itself. The historians repeat one another.
The lower one's vitality, the more sensitive one is to great art.
The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity.
When hospitality becomes an art, it loses its very soul.
Mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.
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
I need no dictionary of quotations to remind me that the eyes are the windows of the soul.
All fantasy should have a solid base in reality.
Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best.
To give an accurate and exhaustive account of that period would need a far less brilliant pen than mine.
By its very looseness, by its way of evoking rather than defining, suggesting rather than saying, English is a magnificent vehicle for emotional poetry.
No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt