Humbert Wolfe Quotes (3 quotes)
“The children play
At hide and seek
About the monument
And why should the dead
Who has nothing to seek
And nothing to find?”
Speke, from Kensington Gardens (London: Ernest Benn,  1927) p. 50.
“Space is a wind that does not blow
On Betelgeuse and time – oh time – is a bird,
Whose wings have never stirred
The golden avenues of leaves
Betelgeuse, from The Unknown Goddess (London: Methuen,  1927) p. 34.
“You cannot hope
To bribe or twist,
Thank God! The
But, seeing what
The man will do
No occasion to.”
Over the Fire, from The Uncelestial City (London: Victor Gollancz, 1930) p. 30.
“Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.”
―Thomas Henry Huxley
Select Works of Thomas H. Huxley (J. B. Alden, Publisher, 1886 ), p. 339
“Youth is fair, a graceful stag,
Leaping, playing in a park.
Age is gray, a toothless hag,
Stumbling in the dark.”
―Isaac Leib Peretz
Sewing the Wedding Gown, 1906. Nine One-Act Plays from Yiddish. B. F. White, translated Boston, John W. Luce & Co., 1932, p. 127.
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Bio: Humbert Wolfe CB CBE, was an Italian-born English poet, man of letters and civil servant, from a Jewish family background, his father, Martin Wolff of German descent and his mother, Consuela, née Terraccini, Italian. He was brought up in Bradford, West Yorkshire and was a pupil at Bradford Grammar School.