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E. Arnot Robertson

  • Is it for you to forgive me? Is it for me to forgive you? Is it for God to forgive us all, and for what? Where there's no judging on one side or the other, there's no forgiveness wanted.

  • ... his conversational ore ran in seams and a recent outcropping was always the best promise of more.

  • Cousin Ella lived for others. No one wanted her to; she was too spiritually indolent to make any independent life for herself.

  • ... the most socially important discovery which anyone ever made — only few people made it early enough to save them unhappiness in youth — was that behind every else's self-assurance, lay diffidence and uncertainty as alarming as one's own.

  • Perhaps the kindest thing one could ever do for most people was just to listen to them really to listen, so that they felt less alone.

E. Arnot Robertson, English novelist, critic, broadcaster

(1903 - 1961)

Full name: Eileen Arbuthnot Robertson.