The first thing that strikes an Englishman about the landscape of New Zealand is the absence of atmosphere. The jagged hills stand out sharp against the clear sky like a photograph seen through a stereoscope. There are no half-lights, no melting mist or wreathing haze, no vague distances.
Maurice Baring Quotes
Avoid contradicting in general, especially people you love.
People say airily, “The Chinese are so backward poor things;” my advice to such people is to go and see. They will find that the Chinese arrived at a certain point of civilisation centuries ago and remained there because they saw nothing in the progress of other countries which tempted them to imitate it. They […]