Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Heywood Broun, fully Matthew Heywood Campbell Broun

American Journalist, Novelist and Columnist

"A technical objection is the first refuge of a scoundrel."

"For truth there is no deadline."

"The ability to make love frivolously is the thing which distinguishes human beings from the beasts."

"Nobody expects to find comfort and companionability in reformers."

"Sports do not build character. They reveal it."

"The average child is an almost non-existent myth. To be normal one must be peculiar in some way or another."

"Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God."

"The great threat to the young and pure in heart is not what they read but what they don't read."

"The most prolific period of pessimism comes at twenty-one, or thereabouts, when the first attempt is made to translate dreams into reality."

"The average child is an almost non-existent myth. To be normal one must be peculiar in some way or another."

"Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anybody else."

"The tragedy of life is not that man loses, but that he almost wins."

"Men are blind in their own cause. "

"Sweat is the cologne of accomplishment. "