Facts about Max Beerbohm

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Max Beerbohm was a famous Actor from England, who lived between August 24, 1872 and May 20, 1956. He became 83 years old.

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He is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 33 quotes who is written / told by Max.

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Famous quotes by Max Beerbohm (33)


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"The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity"
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"Nobody ever died of laughter"
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"Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up"
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"Good sense about trivialities is better than nonsense about things that matter"
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"All fantasy should have a solid base in reality"
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"When hospitality becomes an art it loses its very soul"
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"No Roman ever was able to say, 'I dined last night with the Borgias'"
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"A hundred eyes were fixed on her, and half as many hearts lost to her"
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"It is easier to confess a defect than to claim a quality"
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"You will find that the woman who is really kind to dogs is always one who has failed to inspire sympathy in men"
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"One might well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests"
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"Of all the objects of hatred, a woman once loved is the most hateful"
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"It seems to be a law of nature that no man, unless he has some obvious physical deformity, ever is loth to sit for his portrait"
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"Incongruity is the mainspring of laughter"
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"Anything that is worth doing has been done frequently. Things hitherto undone should be given, I suspect, a wide berth"
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"We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of Americans"
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"No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt"
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"Most women are not as young as they are painted"
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"Humility is a virtue, and it is a virtue innate in guests"
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"The Non-Conformist Conscience makes cowards of us all"
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"Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best"
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"As a teacher, as a propagandist, Mr. Shaw is no good at all, even in his own generation. But as a personality, he is immortal"
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"There is much to be said for failure. It is much more interesting than success"
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"People who insist on telling their dreams are among the terrors of the breakfast table"
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"People are either born hosts or born guests"
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"I need no dictionary of quotations to remind me that the eyes are the windows of the soul"
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"To mankind in general Macbeth and Lady Macbeth stand out as the supreme type of all that a host and hostess should not be"
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"To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving"
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"To give an accurate and exhaustive account of that period would need a far less brilliant pen than mine"
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"To destroy is still the strongest instinct in nature"
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"Some people are born to lift heavy weights, some are born to juggle golden balls"
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"I was a modest, good-humoured boy. It is Oxford that has made me insufferable"
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"I have known no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him"


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