The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.
There are two sorts of curiosity - the momentary and the permanent. The momentary is concerned with the odd appearance on the surface of things. The permanent is attracted by the amazing and consecutive life that flows on beneath the surface of things.
It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place the world is when one is playing golf.
There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.
Most human beings are quite likeable if you do not see too much of them.
It is in games that many men discover their paradise.
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