Heywood Broun Quotations

Heywood Broun

A liberal is a man who leaves a room when the fight begins.

Appeasers believe that if you keep on throwing steaks to a tiger, the tiger will become a vegetarian.

A technical objection is the first refuge of a scoundrel.

Everybody favours free speech in the slack moments when no axes are being ground.

God, as some cynic has said, is always on the side which has the best football coach.

Nobody talks about God as those who insist that there is no God.

Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anyone else.

Sports do not build character. They reveal it.

The most prolific period of pessimism comes at twenty-one, or thereabouts, when the first attempt is made to translate dreams into reality.

The urge to gamble is so universal, and its practice so pleasurable that I assume it must be evil.