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John Mason Brown
(1900-1969) born on
Jul 03
US critic, lecturer. His works include "Tonight on Broadway," "Morning Faces," 1949 and "Through These Men," 1956.
         
   
F
She knows what is the best purpose of education: not to be frightened by the best but to treat it as part of daily life.

R
The more one has seen of the good, the more one asks for the better.
A
Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
N
The more I observed Washington, the more frequently I visited it, and the more people I interviewed there, the more I understood how prophetic L'Enfant was when he laid it out as a city that goes around in circles.
K
The critic is a man who prefers the indolence of opinion to the trials of action.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Tribute to classical scholar Edith Hamilton, "Publishers Weekly," 17 Mar 58
R: "More Than 1,001 First Nights" "Saturday Review," 29 Aug 65
A: In "Quotations of Wit and Wisdom," ed. & John W. Garder et al., 1975.
N: "Through These Men," Harper 56
K: Town & Country," May 66
   


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