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 :: 1872-1956, British Actor

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Good sense about trivialities is better than nonsense about things that matter.
~ Sir Max Beerbohm - [Nonsense]

 

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I was a modest, good-humored boy. It is Oxford that has made me insufferable.
~ Sir Max Beerbohm - [Colleges and Universities]

 

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It seems to be a law of nature that no man, unless he has some obvious physical deformity, ever is loth to sit for his portrait.
~ Sir Max Beerbohm - [Portraits]

 

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Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up.
~ Sir Max Beerbohm - [Genius]

 

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No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.
~ Sir Max Beerbohm - [Sacrifice]

 

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Nobody ever died of laughter.
~ Sir Max Beerbohm - [Laughter]

 

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One might well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.
~ Sir Max Beerbohm - [Guests]

 

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Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best.
~ Sir Max Beerbohm - [Mediocrity]

 

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She was one of those people who said ''I don't know anything about music, but I know what I like.''
~ Sir Max Beerbohm - [Music]

 

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The dullard's envy of brilliant men is always assuaged by the suspicion that they will come to a bad end.
~ Sir Max Beerbohm - [Greatness]

 

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The Non-Conformist Conscience makes cowards of us all.
~ Sir Max Beerbohm - [Conscience]

 

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There is much to be said for failure. It is more interesting than success.
~ Sir Max Beerbohm - [Failure]

 

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To give an accurate and exhaustive account of that period would need a far less brilliant pen than mine.
~ Sir Max Beerbohm - [History and Historians]

 

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To say that a man is vain means merely that he is pleased with the effect he produces on other people. A conceited man is satisfied with the effect he produces on himself.
~ Sir Max Beerbohm - [Vanity]

 

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