The best Quotations

A proverb is not a proverb to you until life has illustrated it.
- John Keats

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Quotation Every artist was first an amateur. - writer
Quotation I pay very little regard to what any young person says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they have not yet seen the right person. - writer
Quotation Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone. - writer
Quotation One has not great hopes from Birmingham. I always say there is something direful in the sound. - writer
Quotation A man who dares to waste one hour of his life has not discovered the value of life. - writer
Quotation I've been up the mountain and I had a choice. Should I come down? So I came down. God said, ''Okay, you've been up on the mountain, now you go down. You're on your own, free. Check in later, but now you're on your own.'' - writer