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Quotations From [H.H. (HECTOR HUGH) MUNRO] SAKI

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  • 1.
    No one has ever said it, but how painfully true it is that the poor have us always with them.
    [H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro] Saki (1870-1916), Scottish author. Lady Caroline, in The Unbearable Bassington, ch. 7 (1912).
  • 2.
    He spends his life explaining from his pulpit that the glory of Christianity consists in the fact that though it is not true it has been found necessary to invent it.
    [H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro] Saki (1870-1916), Scottish author. The Archdeacon, in The Unbearable Bassington, ch. 13 (1912). Said of De la Poulett; real name is H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro.

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  • 3.
    Poverty keeps together more homes than it breaks up.
    [H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro] Saki (1870-1916), Scottish author. The Baroness, in "Esmé," The Chronicles of Clovis (1911).

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  • 4.
    Children with Hyacinth's temperament don't know better as they grow older; they merely know more.
    [H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro] Saki (1870-1916), Scottish author. "Hyacinth," The Toys of Peace (1919).

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  • 5.
    We all know that Prime Ministers are wedded to the truth, but like other wedded couples they sometimes live apart.
    [H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro] Saki (1870-1916), Scottish author. Lady Caroline, in The Unbearable Bassington, ch. 13 (1912).

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  • 6.
    The sacrifices of friendship were beautiful in her eyes as long as she was not asked to make them.
    [H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro] Saki (1870-1916), Scottish author. Beasts and Super-Beasts, "Fur." Pseudonym oh Hector Hugh Munro.

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  • 7.
    Great Socialist statesmen aren't made, they're still-born.
    [H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro] Saki (1870-1916), Scottish author. Courtenay Youghal, in The Unbearable Bassington, ch. 13 (1912).
  • 8.
    A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.
    [H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro] Saki (1870-1916), Scottish author. "Clovis on the Alleged Romance of Business," The Square Egg (1924).

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