The best Quotations

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
- William Cowper

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Quotation One often calms one's grief by recounting it. - writer
Quotation Next to excellence, comes the appreciation of it. - writer
Quotation What men call social virtues, good fellowship, is commonly but the virtue of pigs in a litter, which lie close together to keep each other warm. - writer
Quotation Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends. - writer
Quotation The greatest evil is physical pain. - writer
Quotation A man who is a politician at forty is a statesman at three score and ten. It is at this age, when he would be too old to be a clerk or a gardener or a police-court magistrate, that he is ripe to govern a country. - writer