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Marjorie Bowen

  • Even a fool can deceive a man — if he be a bigger fool than himself.

  • ... what a rope of sand we are without a leader ...

  • Flattery is so necessary to all of us that we flatter one another just to be flattered in return.

    • Marjorie Bowen,
    • "The Art of Flattery," World's Wonder and Other Essays ()
  • It is more difficult ... to rule the King's favorites than for the favorites to rule the King.

Marjorie Bowen, English writer, historian

(1885 - 1952)

Real name: Gabrielle Margaret Vere Campbell Long. She also wrote as Joseph Shearing (see Shearing quotes under that name), George Runnell Preedy, Margaret Campbell, John Winch, and Robert Paye.