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"Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched."
Guy de Maupassant
John Mason Brown Quotes
A good conversationalist is not one who remembers what was said, but says what someone wants to remember.
John Mason Brown

America is a land where men govern, but women rule.
John Mason Brown

Among the Round Tablers at the Algonquin Hotel, Sherwood stood out like a grandfather's clock. The tick of his talk was measured, his words seeming to be spaced by minutes, but when he chimed he struck gaily.
John Mason Brown

Charm is a glow within a woman that casts a most becoming light on others.
John Mason Brown

Friendship should be a private pleasure, not a public boast. I loathe those braggarts who are forever trying to invest themselves with importance by calling important people by their first names in or out of print. Such first-naming for effect makes me cringe.
John Mason Brown

He played the king as if afraid someone else would play the ace.
John Mason Brown

How prophetic L'Enfant was when he laid out Washington as a city that goes around in circles!
John Mason Brown

I am as content to die for God's eternal truth on the scaffold as in any other way.
John Mason Brown

I am ready any time. Do not keep me waiting.
John Mason Brown

I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with Blood.
John Mason Brown

No one is worthy of a good home here or in heaven that is not willing to be in peril for a good cause.
John Mason Brown

She knows what is the best purpose of education: not to be frightened by the best but to treat it as part of daily life.
John Mason Brown

So often we rob tomorrow's memories by today's economies.
John Mason Brown

Some television programs are so much chewing gum for the eyes.
John Mason Brown

The comic book is the marijuana of the nursery, the bane of the bassinet, the horror of the home, the curse of the kids and a threat to the future.
John Mason Brown

The critic is a man who prefers the indolence of opinion to the trials of action.
John Mason Brown

The more I observed Washington, the more frequently I visited it, and the more people I interviewed there, the more I understood how prophetic L'Enfant was when he laid it out as a city that goes around in circles.
John Mason Brown

The more one has seen of the good, the more one asks for the better.
John Mason Brown

The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
John Mason Brown

Type:
Critic
Date of Birth:
1900-07-03
Year of Death:
1969
Nationality:
American
 

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