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Heywood Broun Quotes

(1888-1939), American Journalist, Novelist

Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God.

Category: Atheism

Except that right side up is best, there is not much to learn about holding a baby. There are one hundred and fifty-two distinctly different ways --and all are right! At least all will do.

Category: Babies

Brotherhood is not just a Bible word. Out of comradeship can come and will come the happy life for all.

Category: Brotherhood

Men are blind in their own cause.

Category: Causes

A technical objection is the first refuge of a scoundrel.

Category: Committees And Meetings

Just as every conviction begins as a whim so does every emancipator serve his apprenticeship as a crank. A fanatic is a great leader who is just entering the room.

Category: Fanatics And Fanaticism

The urge to gamble is so universal and its practice so pleasurable that I assume it must be evil.

Category: Gambling

Hell is paved with great granite blocks hewn from the hearts of those who said, ''I can do no other.''

Category: Hell

Write the news as if your very life depended on it. It does!

Category: Journalism And Journalists

The tragedy of life is not that a man loses, but that he almost wins.

Category: Life And Living

The most prolific period of pessimism comes at twenty-one or thereabouts, when the first attempt is made to translate dreams into reality.

Category: Pessimism

A liberal is a man who leaves a room when the fight begins.

Category: Politicians And Politics

Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anybody else.

Category: Posterity

Sweat is the cologne of accomplishment.

Category: Sweat