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

Nobody can misunderstand a boy like his own mother. Mothers at present can bring children into the world, but this performance is apt to mark the end of their capacities. They can't even attend to the elementary animal requirements of their offspring. It is quite surprising how many children survive in spite of their mothers.

A man who has reformed himself has contributed his full share towards the reformation of his neighbor.

Nothing ages a man like living always with the same woman.

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