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“Wonderful, mysterious, grand, clever old England, who keeps the Ritz Hotel front-door closed on Sundays and the side-door open!”
“But of all the 'cracies — Democracy, Plutocracy, Autocracy, Aristocracy, and Bureaucracy — it is the last one at whose door must lie the largest portion of the harm done in our day.”
“Politics and religion mixed is the headiest cock-tail ever invented. That it is a mixture cannot, I fear, be controverted. It is very, very old.”
“Highly concentrated clericalism is always autocratic.”
“... keeping chickens seems to me like pouring water into a bottomless well. The brutes are insatiable; and it is always 'Time to feed the chickens.'”
“Jesuits are renowned for their brains, and have a very long and severe training — part of which is to teach them to be attractive. They rather terrify me and make me feel that they are surreptitiously giving me a spiritual anaesthetic prior to committing an operation upon my soul.”
“Nothing makes one feel clumsier than speaking a foreign tongue badly.”
Norah Bentinck, English writer
(1881 - 1939)
Full name: Lady Norah Ida Emily Noel Bentinck.