There is a law written in the darkest of the Books of Life, and it is this: If you look at a thing nine hundred and ninety-nine times, you are perfectly safe; if you look at it the thousandth time, you are in frightful danger of seeing it for the first time.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all.
For the moral basis, it is obvious that man's ethical responsibility varies with his knowledge of consequences.
It is to be feared that about a hundred detective stories have begun with the discovery that an American millionaire has been murdered; an event which is, for some reason, treated as a sort of calamity.
He who wills to reject nothing, wills the destruction of will; for will is not only the choice of something, but the rejection of almost everything.
I told Mr. Rook you were disinherited and he rushed back to help you. Mr. Rook is a rather remarkable person.