E. V. Lucas — English Writer born on June 11, 1868, died on June 26, 1938

Edward Verrall Lucas, CH was a famous English humorist, essayist, playwright, biographer, publisher, poet, novelist, short story writer and editor... (wikipedia)

One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed. For no one can lay a hand on our dreams.
There can be no defence like elaborate courtesy.
There is no diplomacy like candor.
Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception.
Nothing is wasted.