Nothing sickens me more than the closed door of a library.
Diplomacy means all the wicked devices of the Old World, spheres of influence, balances of power, secret treaties, triple alliances, and, during the interim period, appeasement of Fascism.
Books are humanity in print.
No more distressing moment can ever face a British government than that which requires it to come to a hard, fast and specific decision.
Nothing so comforts the military mind as the maxim of a great but dead general.
For me, the card catalog has been a companion all my working life. To leave it is like leaving the house one was brought up in.