Norman Douglas, aka George Norman Douglas

Norman
Douglas, aka George Norman Douglas
1868
1952

British Essayist and Novelist known for "South Wind" novel

Author Quotes

Shall I give you my recipe for happiness? I find everything useful and nothing indispensable. I find everything wonderful and nothing miraculous. I reverence the body. I avoid first causes like the plague.

How reluctantly the mind consents to reality!

The business of life is to enjoy oneself; everything else is a mockery.

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

Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes.

What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes? But the man who orders his life according to their teachings cannot go far wrong.

A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish, and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner.

You can construct the character of a man and his age not only from what he does and says, but from what he fails to say and do.

To find a friend one must close one eye. To keep him - two.

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

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First Name
Norman
Last Name
Douglas, aka George Norman Douglas
Birth Date
1868
Death Date
1952
Bio

British Essayist and Novelist known for "South Wind" novel