The best Quotations

Events are influenced by our very great desires.
- William James

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Quotation Attitudes are more important than facts. - writer
Quotation Forget your opponents; always play against par. - writer
Quotation Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility. - writer
Quotation If there is any country on earth where the course of true love may be expected to run smooth, it is America. - writer
Quotation Our delight in any particular study, art, or science rises and improves in proportion to the application which we bestow upon it. Thus, what was at first an exercise becomes at length an entertainment. - writer
Quotation Religions are the cradles of despotism. - writer