The best Quotations

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
- Horace

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Quotation If wishes were fishes we'd all be throwing nets. If wishes were horses we'd all ride. - writer
Quotation To correct a natural indifference I was placed half-way between misery and the sun. Misery kept me from believing that all was well under the sun, and the sun taught me that history wasn't everything. - writer
Quotation An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run. - writer
Quotation A boy's story is the best that is ever told. - writer
Quotation I'm a firm believer that in the theory that people only do their best at things they truly enjoy. It is difficult to excel at something you don't enjoy. - writer
Quotation It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision. - writer