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A collection of quotes and sayings by Norman Douglas on wisdom, brainy, advertising, nations, authority, civic, society, respect, happiness, writing and living.

16 Insightful Quotes By Norman Douglas For The Lyrical Gems

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George Norman Douglas, renowned as Norman Douglas, was a prolific British writer. He is distinguished for his novel ‘South Wind’ which was published in 1917. He also gained a lot of recognition for his travel books like ‘Old Calabria’ which was published in 1915. Some of his other notable works include ‘Unprofessional Tales’, ‘Siren Land’, ‘London Street Games’, ‘Alone’, ‘One Day’, ‘Late Harvest’, ‘Footnote on Capri’, ‘Roger William’s Lunch With Elizabeth David’ amongst others. His travel books were a combination of fine prose, erudition, whimsicality and insight. Following are the most popular, famous and inspiring quotes and sayings by Norman Douglas which have been curated from his writings, books, novels, thoughts, prose, life and works. Presenting some famous quotable quotes and thoughts by Norman Douglas.

The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living, which are to be desired when dying.

- George Norman Douglas

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

- George Norman Douglas

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.

- George Norman Douglas

What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes?

- George Norman Douglas

It takes a wise man to handle a lie, a fool had better remain honest.

- George Norman Douglas

Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened a tavern for his friends.

- George Norman Douglas

The longer one lives, the more one realizes that nothing is a dish for every day.

- George Norman Douglas

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

- George Norman Douglas

They who are all things to their neighbors cease to be anything to themselves.

- George Norman Douglas

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.

- George Norman Douglas

Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes.

- George Norman Douglas

Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it.

- George Norman Douglas

Distrust of authority should be the first civic duty.

- George Norman Douglas

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

- George Norman Douglas

The pine stays green in winter... wisdom in hardship.

- George Norman Douglas

There is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which deserves respect; it bids a man to ponder or create; and in this dim corner of himself he can take refuge and find consolations which the society of his fellow creatures does not provide.

- George Norman Douglas