The best Quotations

Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. then let wisdom make you a good gamester.
- Francis Quarles

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Quotation Search not to find things too deeply hid; Nor try to know things whose knowledge is forbid. - writer
Quotation Fleas can be taught nearly anything that a Congressman can. - writer
Quotation The greatest nations have all acted like gangsters and the smallest like prostitutes. - writer
Quotation Every person above the ordinary has a certain mission that they are called to fulfill. - writer
Quotation The first farmer was the first man. All historic nobility rests on the possession and use of land. - writer
Quotation When of a gossiping circle it was asked, What are they doing? The answer was, Swapping lies. - writer