Robert Lynd

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Robert Wilson Lynd (20 April 1879 – 6 October 1949) was an Irish writer, an urbane literary essayist and strong Irish nationalist.

Life and career

He was born in Belfast and educated at Royal Belfast Academical Institution, studying at Queen's University. His background was Protestant, his father being a Presbyterian Church Moderator. ...
Popular Quotes
11 November 2014
There are some people who want to throw their arms round you simply because it is Christmas; there are other people who want to strangle you simply because it is Christmas.


ivan Cosentino 14 August 2013
Quotes By Robert Lynd: “There are finer things in life than playing games, but, if there were no games to play, would more people do finer things? I doubt it. They would probably only do something worse.” “The ordinary man takes very little interest in public affairs until they interfere with his private affairs.” “There is a taint about money earned by honest work. By the time one has earned enough of it one has got into such a habit of work that one does not know how to idle.” “C-3 kindness is too often A-1 cruelty. If the birds could speak, who doubts that they would begin their morning chant with a prayer to us to abandon out well-meant efforts to protect them? ” “There has never been a satisfactory definition of what constitutes a gentleman. I have been called a gentleman myself.”
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