The best Quotations

Cured yesterday of my disease, i died last night of my physician.
- Matthew Prior

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Quotation There is no luck in literary reputation. They who make up the final verdict upon every book are not the partial and noisy readers of the hour when it appears; but a court as of angels, a public not to be bribed, not to be entreated, and not to be overawed, decides upon every man's title to fame. - writer
Quotation Dost thou think because thou art virtuous there shall be no more cakes and ale? - writer
Quotation I worked myself up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty. - writer
Quotation The one woman who never gives herself is your free woman, who is always giving herself. - writer
Quotation All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted; when you find it taken for granted, you are unnerved. - writer
Quotation The weak shall inherit the earth, but not the mineral rights. - writer