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Malcolm Muggeridge Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Malcolm Muggeridge

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History will see advertising as one of the real evil things of our time.
It is stimulating people constantly to want things,
want this, want that.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

St.
Teresa of Avila described our life in this world as
like a night at a second-class hotel.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

Good taste and humor are a contradiction in terms,
like a chaste whore.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

Few men of action have been able to make a graceful
exit at the appropriate time.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

 

My opinion, my conviction, gains immensely in strength
and sureness the minute a second mind as adopted it.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

One of the many pleasures of old age is giving things up.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

It was a somber place, haunted by old jokes and lost laughter.
Life, as I discovered, holds no more wretched occupation
than trying to make the English laugh.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

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The orgasm has replaced the cross as the focus of longing and fulfillment.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us,
and the art of life is to get the message.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

There is no such thing as darkness; only a failure to see.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

People do not believe lies because they have to,
but because they want to.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

Surely the glory of journalism is its transience.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

Sex is the ersatz or substitute religion of the 20th Century.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

I can say that I never knew what joy was like until
I gave up pursuing happiness,
or cared to live until I chose to die.
For these two discoveries I am beholden to Jesus.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake,
tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods,
tastes and aptitudes of youth.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

He was not only a bore; he bored for England.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

Travel, of course, narrows the mind.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

Sex is the mysticism of materialism and the only possible
religion in a materialistic society.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

How do I know pornography depraves and corrupts? It
depraves and corrupts me.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

Bad humor is an evasion of reality; good humor is an acceptance of it.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

This horror of pain is a rather low instinct and...
if I think of human beings I've known and of my own life,
such as it is, I can't recall any case of pain which didn't,
on the whole, enrich life.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

One of the peculiar sins of the twentieth century which
we've developed to a very high level is the sin of credulity.
It has been said that when human beings stop believing
in God they believe in nothing.
The truth is much worse: they believe in anything.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

The trouble with kingdoms of heaven on earth is that
they're liable to come to pass,
and then their fraudulence is apparent for all to see.
We need a kingdom of heaven in Heaven,
if only because it can't be realized.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

History is an account, mostly false,
of events,
mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers,
mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
- Ambrose Bierce

History is more or less bunk.
- Henry Ford

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened
told by people who weren't there.
- George Santayana

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are
few originals and many copies.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

That great dust-heap called 'history'.
- Augustine Birrell

You have to look at history as an evolution of society.
- Jean Chretien

It's a very good historical book about history.
- Dan Quayle

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
- Henry James

Everything we say, do, think, and feel
is a product of our personal history
and the collective history of humankind.
Our name for these histories is "prejudice."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

History is a vast early warning system.
- Norman Cousins

History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
- Konrad Adenauer

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.
- James A. Baldwin

History never looks like history when you are living through it.
- John W. Gardner

Everything we believe is a matter of evolution and history.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
- Ted Koppel

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive
positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
- Dan Quayle

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show
the world that when one has the will one can succeed
in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.
- Francois Mitterrand

History is a vision of God's creation on the move.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.
- Gertrude Stein

Human history becomes more and more a race between
education and catastrophe.
- H. G. Wells

Never doubt that you can change history.
You already have.
- Marge Piercy

In the long history of humankind (and animal-kind, too)
those who learned to collaborate and
improvise most effectively have prevailed.
- Charles Darwin

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes,
follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
- Edward Gibbon

The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
- A. Whitney Brown

The importance of history is in it's
educational value for our lives today,
not in regret, resentment, or revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

They died hard, those savage men - like wounded wolves at bay.
They were filthy, and they were lousy,
and they stunk.
And I loved them.
- Douglas MacArthur

I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the
uniformed services of the United States of America,
ever violated an order - not one.
- Oliver North

Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.
- Douglas MacArthur

It was a Greek tragedy.
Nixon was fulfilling his own nature.
Once it started it could not end otherwise.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Civilization is a movement and not a condition,
a voyage and not a harbor.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.
- Epicurus

Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.
- Christopher Columbus

Historian: an unsuccessful novelist.
- H. L. Mencken

The past is malleable and flexible, changing as our
recollection interprets and re-explains what has happened.
- Peter Berger

The deliberate and deadly attacks which were carried
out yesterday against our country were more than acts of terror.
They were acts of war.
- George W. Bush

Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm.
- Augustine Birrell

One who comes to the Court must come to adore,
not to protest.
That's the new gloss on the 1st Amendment.
- William O. Douglas

The test of our progress is not whether we add more
to the abundance of those who have much it is whether
we provide enough for those who have little.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold,
and her preparations for viewing were awesome.
- William Manchester

The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.
- Jessamyn West

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
- George Santayana

Time is my greatest enemy.
- Evita Peron

Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows.
- Dante Alighieri

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder
with our American friends in this hour of tragedy,
and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
- Tony Blair


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