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Hilaire Belloc
English writer (1870-1953)

Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc was a Franco-English writer and historian of the early twentieth century. Belloc was also an orator, poet, sailor, satirist, writer of letters, soldier, and political activist. His Catholic faith had a strong effect on his works.
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Hilaire Belloc Quotes

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When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly.
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When I am dead, I hope it may be said: His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.
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I'm tired of love I'm still more tired of rhyme but money gives me pleasure all the time.
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Physicians of the utmost fame, Were called at once; but when they came They answered, as they took their fees, 'There is no Cure for this Disease.'
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The Devil, having nothing else to do Went off to tempt my Lady Poltagrue. My Lady, tempted by a private whim, To his extreme annoyance, tempted him.


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When people call this beast to mind, They marvel more and more At such a little tail behind, So large a trunk before.
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Of courtesy, it is much less Than courage of heart or holiness, Yet in my walks it seems to me That the Grace of God is in courtesy.
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Matilda told such dreadful lies, It made one gasp and stretch one's eyes; Her aunt, who, from her earliest youth, Had kept a strict regard for truth, Attempted to believe Matilda: The effort very nearly killed her.
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It happened that a few weeks later Her aunt was off to the theater To see that interesting play The Second Mrs. Tanqueray.
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How slow the shadow creeps: but when 'tis past How fast the shadows fall. How fast! How fast!

           

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