"And what holds good of verse holds infinitely better in respect to prose."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."James Payn on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."James Payn on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."James Payn on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."James Payn on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."James Payn on Abraham Lincoln
"In England, literary pretence is more universal than elsewhere from our method of education."
"How large and varied is the educational bill of fare set before every young gentleman in Great Britain and to judge by the mental stamina it affords him in most cases, what a waste of good food it is!"
"For my part, I do not feel that the scheme of future happiness, which ought by rights to be in preparation for me, will be at all interfered with by my not meeting again the man I have in my. mind."