Charles Edward Montague Quotes

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Charles Edward Montague Quotes

A lot of our fellow liberals ... seem to me rather to doom themselves to futility in public affairs because the wont recognize that theres a zone of natural affection midway between the inner, or family one, and the outer, or all-humanity one. I suppose they are somehow short of a zone themselves and they seem to get vexed ... The common man knows better, just as hed know better if some philosopher told him he ought not to make invidious distinctions by feeding his own children in preference to others. But of course he cant explain; he just ... goes on feeding the kids.
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War hath no fury like a non-combatant.

— Charles Edward Montague

The number of medals on an officer's breast varies in inverse proportion to the square of the distance of his duties from the front line.

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There is no limit to what a man can do so long as he does not care a straw who gets the credit for it.

— Charles Edward Montague

Patriotism has served, at different times, as widely different ends as a razor, which ought to be used in keeping your face clean and yet may be used to cut your own throat or that of an innocent person.

— Charles Edward Montague

A gifted small girl has explained that pins are a great means of saving life, by not swallowing them.

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To be amused by what you read - that is the great spring of happy quotations.

— Charles Edward Montague

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