Heywood Broun

(Heywood Campbell Broun, Jr.)

Heywood Broun
Heywood Broun
  • Born: December 7, 1888
  • Died: December 18, 1939
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Journalist, Sportswriter, Columnist









Quote Topics Cited
A liberal is a man who leaves the room when a fight begins. Liberals & Conservatives
Christian ethics are seldom found save in the philosophy of some unbeliever. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
It is pretty safe to assume that any given censor is a fool. The very fact that he is a censor indicates that. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
It seems ironic that the same convention which thinks Will Rogers is a clown thinks Huey Long is a statesman. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Many American campaigns have been distinguished by dirty tactics, but I can think of none in which willful fraud has been so brazenly practiced. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The Governor is not one who opposes swapping horses while crossing a stream. He will change a horse for a mule, a mule for a goat, and a goat for a shoat. If there is a mane or tail to which to cling, Franklin D. Roosevelt will not scorn to take hold so long as the beast is traveling in his direction. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
A technical objection is the first refuge of a scoundrel.
Brotherhood is not just a Bible word. Out of comradeship can come and will come the happy life for all. Life
Everybody favours free speech in the slack moments when no axes are being ground.
Hell is paved with great granite blocks hewn from the hearts of those who said, I can do no other.
I doubt whether the world holds for any one a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice-cream. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God. Religion & God
Sports do not build character. They reveal it. Sports & Athletics
The ability to make love frivolously is the chief characteristic which distinguishes human beings from beasts. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
The great threat to the young and pure in heart is not what they read but what they don't read.
The most casual examination will reveal the fact that all the jokes about the horrible results of masculine cooking and sewing are written by men. It is all part of a great scheme of sex propaganda.
The tragedy of life is not that man loses but that he almost wins. Life