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Sir Max Beerbohm
(24 Aug 1872 - 20 May 1956)

English essayist, caricaturist and critic who contributed to the Saturday Review. He enjoyed authoring his written work as literary games of parody and pastiche. He spent his later life in Italy.

Science Quotes by Sir Max Beerbohm (4 quotes)

It needs no dictionary of quotations to remind me that the eyes are the windows of the soul.
— Sir Max Beerbohm
In Zuleika Dobson (1911), 54-55.
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Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best. Genius must always have lapses proportionate to its triumphs.
— Sir Max Beerbohm
In 'Dan Leno', The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art (5 Nov 1904), 98, 574. Variations of this quote, lacking any primary source, have been spuriously attributed to W. Somerset Maugham and Jean Giraudoux, respectively as “Only a mediocre person is always at his best” (referring to writers); and “Only the mediocre are always at their best.”
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Only the insane take themselves seriously.
— Sir Max Beerbohm
In 'Poor Romeo!', collected in The Works of Max Beerbohm (1921), 145.
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You cannot make a man by standing a sheep on its hind-legs. But by standing a flock of sheep in that position you can make a crowd of men.
— Sir Max Beerbohm
In Zuleika Dobson (1911), 158.
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