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Robert Wilson Lynd (1879 – 1949)


British writer, an urbane literary essayist and strong Irish nationalist.
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Robert Wilson Lynd
I am a confirmed believer in blessings in disguise. I prefer them undisguised when I myself happen to be the person blessed; in fact, I can scarcely recognize a blessing in disguise except when it is bestowed upon someone else.
Lynd quotes
The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.
Lynd
There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.




Lynd Robert Wilson quotes
The art of writing history is the art of emphasizing the significant facts at the expense of the insignificant. And it is the same in every field of knowledge. Knowledge is power only if a man knows what facts not to bother about.
Lynd Robert Wilson
There are some people who want to throw their arms round you simply because it is Christmas; there are other people who want to strangle you simply because it is Christmas.
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