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True tragedy may be defined as a dramatic work in which the outward failure of the principal personage is compensated for by the dignity and greatness of his character.
- Joseph Wood Krutch | Acting and the Theatre Quotes
The most serious charge which can be brought against New England is not Puritanism but February.
- Joseph Wood Krutch | America and Americans Quotes
Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.
- Joseph Wood Krutch | Animals Quotes
Civilizations die from philosophical calm, irony, and the sense of fair play quite as surely as they die of debauchery.
- Joseph Wood Krutch | Civilization Quotes
Few people have ever seriously wished to be exclusively rational. The good life which most desire is a life warmed by passions and touched with that ceremonial grace which is impossible without some affectionate loyalty to traditional forms and ceremonies.
- Joseph Wood Krutch | Habit and Tradition Quotes
A humanist is anyone who rejects the attempt to describe or account for man wholly on the basis of physics, chemistry or animal behaviour.
- Joseph Wood Krutch | Homo Sapiens Quotes
When a man wantonly destroys a work of man we call him a vandal; when a man destroys one of the works of God, we call him a sportsman.
- Joseph Wood Krutch | Nature Quotes
Though many have tried, no one has ever yet explained away the decisive fact that science, which can do so much, cannot decide what it ought to do.
- Joseph Wood Krutch | Science and Technology Quotes
Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.
- Joseph Wood Krutch | Happiness Quotes
Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.
- Joseph Wood Krutch | Forgiveness Quotes
Logic is the art of going wrong with confidence.
- Joseph Wood Krutch | Decisions Quotes
Security depends not so much upon how much you have, as upon how much you can do without.
- Joseph Wood Krutch | Security Quotes
Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.
- Joseph Wood Krutch | Peace Quotes


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