Margot Asquith

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Margot Asquith

There are big men, men of intellect, intellectual men, men of talent and men of action; but the great man is difficult to find, and it needs --apart from discernment --a certain greatness to find him.More Margot Asquith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Journalism over here is not only an obsession but a drawback that cannot be overrated. Politicians are frightened of the press, and in the same way as bull-fighting has a brutalizing effect upon Spain (of which she is unconscious), headlines of murder, rape, and rubbish, excite and demoralize the American public.More Margot Asquith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The first element of greatness is fundamental humbleness (this should not be confused with servility); the second is freedom from self; the third is intrepid courage, which, taken in its widest interpretation, generally goes with truth; and the fourth --the power to love --although I have put it last, is the rarest.More Margot Asquith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The ingrained idea that, because there is no king and they despise titles, the Americans are a free people is pathetically untrue. There is a perpetual interference with personal liberty over there that would not be tolerated in England for a week.More Margot Asquith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To marry a man out of pity is folly; and, if you think you are going to influence the kind of fellow who has never had a chance, poor devil, you are profoundly mistaken. One can only influence the strong characters in life, not the weak; and it is the height of vanity to suppose that you can make an honest man of anyone.More Margot Asquith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He could not see a belt without hitting below it.More Margot Asquith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Margot Asquith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Margot Asquith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Lord Birkenhead is very clever, but sometimes his brains go to his head.More Margot Asquith [07/29/2005 12:07:00]
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.More Margot Asquith [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
She tells enough white lies to ice a wedding cake.More Margot Asquith [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The ingrained idea that, because there is no king and they despise titles, the Americans are a free people is pathetically untrue. There is a perpetual interference with personal liberty over there that would not be tolerated in England for a week.More Margot Asquith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.More Margot Asquith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No one ever pruned me. 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.More Margot Asquith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The first element of greatness is fundamental humbleness (this should not be confused with servility); the second is freedom from self; the third is intrepid courage, which, taken in its widest interpretation, generally goes with truth; and the fourth /the power to love /although I have put it last, is the rarest.More Margot Asquith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in lifeMore Margot Asquith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are big men, men of intellect, intellectual men, men of talent and men of action; but the great man is difficult to find, and it needs /apart from discernment /a certain greatness to find him.More Margot Asquith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Jean Harlow [Hollywood's sexy actress] kept calling Margot Asquith by her first name, or kept trying to: she pronounced it Margot. Finally Margot set her right. `No, no, Jean. The t is silent as in Harlow.'More Margot Asquith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Margot Asquith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
She tells enough white lies to ice a wedding cake.More Margot Asquith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it.More Margot Asquith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Journalism over here is not only an obsession but a drawback that cannot be overrated. Politicians are frightened of the press, and in the same way as bull-fighting has a brutalizing effect upon Spain (of which she is unconscious), headlines of murder, rape, and rubbish, excite and demoralize the American public.More Margot Asquith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.More Margot Asquith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The first element of greatness is fundamental humbleness (this should not be confused with servility); the second is freedom from self; the third is intrepid courage, which, taken in its widest interpretation, generally goes with truth; and the fourth-the power of love-although I have put it last, is the rarest.More Margot Asquith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
She spends her day powdering her face till she looks like a bled pig.More Margot Asquith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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