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Norman Douglas quotes

1868 - 1952, British author

To find a friend one must close one eye - to keep him, two.
Norman Douglas

The business of life is to enjoy oneself.
Norman Douglas

You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.
Norman Douglas

It takes a wise man to handle a lie. A fool had better remain honest.
Norman Douglas

How hard it is, sometimes, to trust the evidence of one's senses! How reluctantly the mind
consents to reality.
Norman Douglas

Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it.
Norman Douglas

Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes.
Norman Douglas

If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
Norman Douglas

Distrust of authority should be the first civic duty.
Norman Douglas

It seldom pays to be rude. It never pays to be only half rude.
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The pine stays green in winter... wisdom in hardship.
Norman Douglas