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Margot Asquith
(1864-1945) born on
Feb 02
English author. She was an eccentric, outspoken and shrewd influence on social, fashionable English life.
Lord Birkenhead is very clever, but sometimes his brains go to his head.

There are big men, men of intellect, intellectual men, men of talent and men of action; but the great man is difficult to find, and it needs -- apart from discernment -- a certain greatness to find him.
Dear boy, it isn't that your manners are bad -- it's simply that you have no manners at all.
To marry a man out of pity is folly; and, if you think you are going to influence the kind of fellow who has "never had a chance, poor devil," you are profoundly mistaken. One can only influence the strong characters in life, not the weak . . .
If Kitchener was not a great man, he was, at least, a great poster.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Autobiography, quoted in the Listener, 11 June 1953
R: The Autobiography of Margot Asquith, vol. 1, ch. 8 (1920).
N: The Autobiography of Margot Asquith, vol. 1, ch. 7 (1920).
K: Kitchener: Portrait of an Imperialist," (Sir Philip Magnus), Ch. 14

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