The best Quotations

I can reason down or deny everything, except this perpetual belly: feed he must and will, and i cannot make him respectable.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Quotation There was never a great man who had not a great mother. - writer
Quotation Gold like the sun, which melts wax, but hardens clay, expands great souls. - writer
Quotation It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing. - writer
Quotation The crowd gives the leader new strength - writer
Quotation Capitalism is an art form, an Apollonian fabrication to rival nature. It is hypocritical for feminists and intellectuals to enjoy the pleasures and conveniences of capitalism while sneering at it. Everyone born into capitalism has incurred a debt to it. Give Caesar his due. - writer
Quotation One would like to be grand and heroic, if one could; but if not, why try at all? One wants to be very something, very great, very heroic; or if not that, then at least very stylish and very fashionable. It is this everlasting mediocrity that bores me. - writer