The best Quotations

Anybody who thinks talk is cheap should get some legal advice.
- Franklin P. Jones

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Quotation The gap between the committed and the indifferent is a Sahara whose faint trails, followed by the mind's eye only, fade out in sand. - writer
Quotation Virtue is too often merely local. - writer
Quotation We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions. - writer
Quotation Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity. - writer
Quotation This death's livery which walled its bearers from ordinary life was sign that they have sold their wills and bodies to the State: and contracted themselves into a service not the less abject for that its beginning was voluntary. - writer
Quotation Acquire a firm will and the utmost patience. - writer