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15 Famous Quotes by Augustine Birrell
1/19/1850 - 11/20/1933
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[Milton] calls the university "A stony-hearted step-mother."

Motherhood Quotes, by Augustine Birrell , Source: Obiter Dicta

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Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Augustine Birrell

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History is a pageant, not a philosophy.

History Quotes, by Augustine Birrell , Source: Obiter Dicta--The Muse of History

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It is the Mass the matters.

Worship Quotes, by Augustine Birrell , Source: What, Then, Did Happen at the Reformation?, published in "Nineteenth Century", Apr., 1896, answered,

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As certain as the Correggiosity of Correggio.

Painting Quotes, by Augustine Birrell , Source: Obiter Dicta--Emerson

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History is the great dust-heap... a pageant and not a philosophy.

History Quotes, by Augustine Birrell

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Libraries are not made, they grow

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Augustine Birrell

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A conventional good read is usually a bad read, a relaxing bath in what we know already. A true good read is surely an act of innovative creation in which we, the readers, become conspirators.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Augustine Birrell

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Is this true or only clever?

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Augustine Birrell

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An ordinary man can...surround himself with two thousand books...and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Augustine Birrell

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That great dust-heap called `history'.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Augustine Birrell

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Given Pounds and five years, and an ordinary man can in the ordinary course, without any undue haste or putting any pressure upon his taste, surround himself with books, all in his own language, and thence forward have at least one place in the world

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Augustine Birrell

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History is the great dust-heap... a pageant and not a philosophy.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Augustine Birrell

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An ordinary man can surround himself with two thousand books and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Augustine Birrell

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Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Augustine Birrell

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