Quotes by Gilbert Parker
- Every man should have laws of his own, I should think commandments of his own, for every man has a different set of circumstances wherein to work - or worry.
- Imagination is at the root of much that passes for love.
- In all secrets there is a kind of guilt, however beautiful or joyful they may be, or for what good end they may be set to serve. Secrecy means evasion, and evasion means a problem to the moral mind.
- It must be remembered that the sea is a great breeder of friendship. Two men who have known each other for twenty years find that twenty days at sea bring them nearer than ever they were before, or else estrange them.
- Love knows not distance it hath no continent its eyes are for the stars.
- Man is born in a day, and he dies in a day, and the thing is easily over but to have a sick heart for three-fourths of one's lifetime is simply to have death renewed every morning and life at that price is not worth living.
- She belongs to a race of delightful women, who never do any harm, whom everybody calls good, and who are very severe on those who do not pretend to be good.
- The real business of life is trying to understand each other.
- War is cruelty, and none can make it gentle.