Maurice Baring Quotes

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.

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 […]