Charles Edward Montague


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Charles Edward Montague, (1 January 1867 – 28 May 1928), was an English journalist, known also as a writer of novels and essays.

He was born and brought up in London, the son of an Irish Roman Catholic priest who had left the church to marry. He was educated at the City of London School and Balliol College, Oxford. In 1890 he was recruited by C. P. Scott to the Manchester Guardian, ... more »

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  • ''A lie will easily get you out of a scrape, and yet, strangely and beautifully, rapture possesses you when you have taken the scrape and left out the lie.''
    C.E. (Charles Edward) Montague (1867-1928), British author, journalist. Disenchantment, ch. 15, sect. 4 (1922).
  • ''War hath no fury like a non-combatant.''
    C.E. (Charles Edward) Montague (1867-1928), British author, journalist. Disenchantment, ch. 16 (1922).
  • ''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.''
    C.E. (Charles Edward) Montague (1867-1928), British author, journalist. Disenchantment, ch. 15, sect. 3 (1922).
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