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Physicians of the utmost fame, Were called at once; but when they came They answered, as they took their fees, 'There is no Cure for this Disease.'
—  Hilaire Belloc
The Devil, having nothing else to do Went off to tempt my Lady Poltagrue. My Lady, tempted by a private whim, To his extreme annoyance, tempted him.
—  Hilaire Belloc
When people call this beast to mind, They marvel more and more At such a little tail behind, So large a trunk before.
—  Hilaire Belloc
Of courtesy, it is much less Than courage of heart or holiness, Yet in my walks it seems to me That the Grace of God is in courtesy.
—  Hilaire Belloc
Matilda told such dreadful lies, It made one gasp and stretch one's eyes; Her aunt, who, from her earliest youth, Had kept a strict regard for truth, Attempted to believe Matilda: The effort very nearly killed her.
—  Hilaire Belloc
It happened that a few weeks later Her aunt was off to the theater To see that interesting play The Second Mrs. Tanqueray.
—  Hilaire Belloc
How slow the shadow creeps: but when 'tis past How fast the shadows fall. How fast! How fast!
—  Hilaire Belloc
From quiet homes and first beginnings, Out to the undiscovered ends, There's nothing worth the wear of winning, But laughter and the love of friends.
—  Hilaire Belloc
The chief defect of Henry King Was chewing little bits of string.
—  Hilaire Belloc
And the men that were boys when I was a boy Shall sit and drink with me.
—  Hilaire Belloc
Child! do not throw this book about Refrain from the unholy pleasure Of cutting all the pictures out! Preserve it as your chiefest treasure.
—  Hilaire Belloc

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