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 :: 1870-1916, British Novelist, Writer

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Children with Hyacinth's temperament don't know better as they grow older; they merely know more.
~ Hector Hugh Munro - [Knowledge]

 

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Great Socialist statesmen aren't made, they're still-born.
~ Hector Hugh Munro - [Socializing and Socialism]

 

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He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death.
~ Hector Hugh Munro - [People]

 

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He spends his life explaining from his pulpit that the glory of Christianity consists in the fact that though it is not true it has been found necessary to invent it.
~ Hector Hugh Munro - [Christians and Christianity]

 

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He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed.
~ Hector Hugh Munro - [Happiness]

 

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Hors d'oeuvres have always a pathetic interest for me; they remind me of one's childhood that one goes through wondering what the next course is going to be like -- and during the rest of the menu one wishes one had eaten more of the hors d'oeuvres.
~ Hector Hugh Munro - [Food and Eating]

 

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It's no use growing older if you only learn new ways of misbehaving yourself.
~ Hector Hugh Munro - [Behavior]

 

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No one can be an unbeliever nowadays. The Christian Apologists have left one nothing to disbelieve.
~ Hector Hugh Munro - [Atheism]

 

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No one has ever said it, but how painfully true it is that the poor have us always with them.
~ Hector Hugh Munro - [Riches]

 

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Poverty keeps together more homes than it breaks up.
~ Hector Hugh Munro - [Poverty and The Poor]

 

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Scandal is merely the compassionate allowance which the gay make to the humdrum. Think how many blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretions of other people.
~ Hector Hugh Munro - [Scandal]

 

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The cook was a good cook, as cooks go; and as cooks go, she went.
~ Hector Hugh Munro - [Servants]

 

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The sacrifices of friendship were beautiful in her eyes as long as she was not asked to make them.
~ Hector Hugh Munro - [Friends and Friendship]

 

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We all know that Prime Ministers are wedded to the truth, but like other wedded couples they sometimes live apart.
~ Hector Hugh Munro - [Politicians and Politics]

 

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When people grow gradually rich their requirements and standard of living expand in proportion, while their present-giving instincts often remain in the undeveloped condition of their earlier days. Something showy and not-too-expensive in a shop is their only conception of the ideal gift.
~ Hector Hugh Munro - [Giving]

 

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You needn't tell me that a man who doesn't love oysters and asparagus and good wines has got a soul, or a stomach either. He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed.
~ Hector Hugh Munro - [Food and Eating]

 

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