The best Quotations

Few rich men own their own property. the property owns them.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

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Quotation Drug misuse is not a disease, it is a decision, like the decision to step out in front of a moving car. You would call that not a disease but an error of judgment. - writer
Quotation America does to me what I knew it would do: it just bumps me. The people charge at you like trucks coming down on you - no awareness. But one tries to dodge aside in time. Bump! bump! go the trucks. And that is human contact. - writer
Quotation And all the sweet serenity of books." - writer
Quotation You probably wouldn't worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do. - writer
Quotation A saint addicted to excessive self-abnegation is a dangerous associate; he may infect you with poverty, and a stiffening of those joints which are needed for advancement - in a word, with more renunciation than you care for - and so you flee the contagion. - writer
Quotation I tried to give up drugs by drinking. - writer