J. B. Morton Quotes (5 quotes)
“One disadvantage of being a hog is that at any moment some blundering fool may try to make a silk purse out of your wife's ear.”
―J. B. Morton
The best of Beachcomber (1963 edition), Vintage
“Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).”
The Virtue of Selfishness (1964 edition), Penguin - ISBN: 9781101137222
As quoted by Dick Cavett, in The Swimmers, The New York Times (3 June 2007)
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J. B. Morton
Born: June 7, 1893
Died: May 10, 1979 (aged 85)
Bio: John Cameron Andrieu Bingham Michael Morton, better known by his preferred abbreviation J. B. Morton was an English humorous writer noted for authoring a column called By the Way under the pen name Beachcomber in the Daily Express from 1924 to 1975.