Katharine Fullerton Gerould

(1879-1944 / Brockton, Massachusetts)

Katharine Fullerton Gerould Quotes

  • ''... it is easier for a camel to pass through the needle's eye than for anything really chic to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 1 (1920).
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  • ''The insidiousness of science lies in its claim to be not a subject, but a method. You could ignore a subject; no subject is all-inclusive. But a method can plausibly be applied to anything within the field of consciousness.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 4 (1920).
  • ''...I cannot conceive a more odious society than one where nothing is considered indecent or impious.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 7 (1920).
  • ''...I have not found that the people who cling to the letter are always the people who cling to the spirit of the law.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 8 (1920).
  • ''Ignorance of what real learning is, and a consequent suspicion of it; materialism, and a consequent intellectual laxity—both of these have done destructive work in the colleges.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 4 (1920).
  • ''All violations of essential privacy are brutalizing.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 7 (1920).
  • ''Most men have always wanted as much as they could get; and possession has always blunted the fine edge of their altruism.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 1 (1920).
  • ''There is no morality by instinct.... There is no social salvation—in the end—without taking thought; without mastery of logic and application of logic to human experience.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 1 (1920).
  • ''... it is one thing to sow your wild oats in talk, and quite another to live by your own kaleidoscopic paradoxes.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 7 (1920).
  • ''I know only one person whom I could count on not to indulge herself in ... conventional falsehoods, and she has never been able, so far as I know, to keep a friend. The habit of literal truth-telling ... is self-indulgence of the worst.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 8 (1920).

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