The best Quotations

Great literature cannot grow from a neglected or impoverished soil. only if we actually tend or care will it transpire that every hundred years or so we might get a middlemarch.
- P. D. James

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Quotation A man cannot be made comfortable without his own approval. - writer
Quotation When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run. - writer
Quotation Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men. - writer
Quotation To have great poets, there must be great audiences too. - writer
Quotation Into each life some rain must fall, some days be dark and dreary. - writer
Quotation It is only in our decisions that we are important. - writer