The best Quotations

For he was likely, had he been put on, to have proved most royally.
- William Shakespeare

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Quotation No man undertakes a trade he has not learned, even the meanest; yet everyone thinks himself sufficiently qualified for the hardest of all trades, that of government. - writer
Quotation Women have no sympathy and my experience of women is almost as large as Europe. - writer
Quotation The philosopher must station themselves in the middle. - writer
Quotation Nobody is a friend of ours. Let's face it. - writer
Quotation Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter. - writer
Quotation Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure. - writer