He who neither drinks, nor smokes, nor dances, he who preaches & even occasionally practice piety, temperance and celibacy, is generally a saint, or a mahatma or more likely a humbug but he certainly won't make a leader or for that matter a good soldier— Sam Manekshaw
Belligerent Humbug quotations
We have looked into the future and the future is ours.
Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age.
The voice of the people is the voice of humbug.
Talk of the abuses of slavery! Humbug! The thing itself is the essence of all abuse!
We have to stumble through so much dirt and humbug before we reach home.
And we have no one to guide us. Our only guide is our homesickness.
There is only one true thing: Instantly paint what you see.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
What humbugs we are, who pretend to live for beauty, and never see the dawn!
every idiot who goes about with a 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.
An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug, thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts, in speech or on paper, some style.
You don't have to call it God or Jesus.
That's religious humbug to a lot of people, but you've gotta believe that nature and spiritual things surround us. That is what put us here! I thank the universe for that every day of my life.
In the end we shall have had enough of cynicism, skepticism and humbug, and we shall want to live more musically.
As a general rule, people who flagrantly pretend to anything are the reverse of that which they pretend to. A man who sets up for a saint is sure to be a sinner; and a man who boasts that he is a sinner is sure to have some feeble, maudlin, snivelling bit of saintship about him which is enough to make him a humbug.
The League of Nations is the greatest humbug in history.
They cannot even protect a little nation like Armenia. They do nothing but pass useless resolutions.
What will the preachers say? .. to teach men not to persecute men: for, while a few sanctimonious humbugs are burning a few fanatics, the earth opens and swallows up all alike.
The bigger the humbug, the better people will like it.
I think everyone is throwing happy stuff at you, and that's when you come over all humbug. It's happy stuff in your face, happy stuff is being sold to you.
New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions.
A politician is required to listen to humbug, talk humbug, condone humbug.
The most we can hope for is that we don't actually believe it.
People don't like the true and simple; they like fairy tales and humbug.
There is only one true thing: instantly paint what you see.
When you've got it, you've got it. When you haven't, you begin again. All the rest is humbug.
I'm a songwriter first...In my career I have never felt that my being a woman was an obstacle or an advantage. I guess I've been oblivious...Sensitive, humbug. Everybody thinks I'm sensitive...There is a downside to having one of the biggest-selling albums ever.
If they would rather die, . . . they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.
Sensitive, humbug. Everybody thinks I'm sensitive. Wait until they hear my new album.
The more intelligent and cultured a man is, the more subtly he can humbug himself.
I have found life highly competitive.
I accept it. It is useless, merely a hypocritical humbug, to sincerely wish your opponent to win. If you are out to win you are better not wanting to know your opponent, much less grow to like him - and wish him, honestly success over you. I have never functioned that way.
Lies are the mortar that binds the savage individual man into the social masonry.
Let us not foist this humbug on the world.
I hate with a bitter hatred the names of lentils haricots - those pretentious cheats of the appetite, those tabulated humbugs, those certified aridites calling themselves human food!
Only laughter can blow [a colossal humbug] to rags and atoms at a blast.
Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
More persons, on the whole, are humbugged by believing in nothing than by believing in too much.
Sensible men no longer belive in miracles; they were invented by priests to humbug the peasants.
there is such a mistaken notion abroad in this country that the individual who makes sharp remarks must be sincere, while the one who says pleasant things must be more or less a humbug.
Things which are equally bad are also equally good.
Try to look at the bright side of things. - Humbug