Gilbert Parker

Found 13 thoughts of Gilbert Parker

She belongs to a race of delightful women, who never do any harm, whom everybody calls good, and who are very severe on those who do not pretend to be good.

Gilbert Parker

Man is born in a day, and he dies in a day, and the thing is easily over; but to have a sick heart for three-fourths of one's lifetime is simply to have death renewed every morning; and life at that price is not worth living.

Gilbert Parker

It's the people who try to be clever who never are; the people who are clever never think of trying to be.

Gilbert Parker

It must be remembered that the sea is a great breeder of friendship. Two men who have known each other for twenty years find that twenty days at sea bring them nearer than ever they were before, or else estrange them.

Gilbert Parker

But paying is part of the game of life: it is the joy of buying that we crave.

Gilbert Parker

Nothing is so unproductive as the law. It is expensive whether you win or lose.

Gilbert Parker

In all secrets there is a kind of guilt, however beautiful or joyful they may be, or for what good end they may be set to serve. Secrecy means evasion, and evasion means a problem to the moral mind.

Gilbert Parker

He knew the lie of silence to be as evil as the lie of speech.

Gilbert Parker

She was beginning to understand that evil is not absolute, and that good is often an occasion more than a condition.

Gilbert Parker

Imagination is at the root of much that passes for love.

Gilbert Parker

Every man should have laws of his own, I should think; commandments of his own, for every man has a different set of circumstances wherein to work--or worry.

Gilbert Parker

War is cruelty, and none can make it gentle.

Gilbert Parker

Memory is man's greatest friend and worst enemy.

Gilbert Parker