F M Cornford Quotes

Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies. F M Cornford

Nothing is ever done until everyone is convinced that it ought to be done, and has been convinced for so long that it is now time to do something else. F M Cornford

Every public action which is not customary, either is wrong or, if it is right, is a dangerous precedent. It follows that nothing should ever be done for the first time. F M Cornford

…the men who get things done are the men who walk up and down the King’s Parade, from 2 to 4, every day of their lives. F M Cornford (on Cambridge University politics)