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Margot Asquith Quotes





From the happy expression on their faces you might have supposed that they welcomed the war. I have met with men who loved stamps, and stones, and snakes, but I could not imagine any man loving war.
 

He could not see a belt without hitting below it.
 

He has a brilliant mind until he makes it up.
 

He's very clever, but sometimes his brains go to his head.
 

His modesty amounts to deformity.
 

If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
[Adversity]
 

It is always dangerous to generalize, but the American people, while infinitely generous, are a hard and strong race and, but for the few cemeteries I have seen, I am inclined to think they never die.
 

It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
[Motivation]
 

Lloyd George could not see a belt without hitting below it.
 

Lord Birkenhead is very clever but sometimes his brains go to his head.
 

Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
 

She tells enough white lies to ice a wedding cake.
 

Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
 

The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
 

The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
[Courage]
 

There are some people that you cannot change, you must either swallow them whole or leave them alone.
[Acceptance]
 

What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it.