Is there no Latin word for Tea? Upon my soul, if I had known that I would have let the vulgar stuff alone.
I am writing a book about the Crusades so dull that I can scarcely write it.
An institute run with such knavish imbecility that if it were not the work of God it would not last a fortnight.
Any subject can be made interesting, and therefore any subject can be made boring.
Statistics are the triumph of the quantitative method, and the quantitative method is the victory of sterility and death.
Oh, my friends, be warned by me, That breakfast, dinner, lunch and tea, Are all human frame requires.
Every major question in history is a religious question. It has more effect in molding life than nationalism or a common language.
I’m tired of love; I’m still more tired of rhyme; but money gives me pleasure all the time.
From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends, there’s nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.
Of all fatiguing, futile, empty trades, the worst, I suppose, is writing about writing.