Arthur Helps Quotes

Routine is not organization, any more than paralysis is order. Arthur Helps

Reading is sometimes an ingenious device for avoiding thought. Arthur Helps

An official man is always an official man, and he has a wild belief in the value of reports. Arthur Helps

Extremely foolish advice is likely to be uttered by those who are looking at the laboring vessel from the land. Arthur Helps

Is boredom anything less than the sense of one’s faculties slowly dying? Arthur Helps

There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance. Arthur Helps

The sense of danger is never, perhaps, so fully apprehended as when the danger has been overcome. Arthur Helps

We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice. Arthur Helps

What a blessing this smoking is! Perhaps the greatest that we owe to the discovery of America. Arthur Helps