The best Quotations

It is in the gift for employing all the vicissitudes of life to one's own advantage and to that of one's craft that a large part of genius consists.
- G. C. Lichtenberg

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Quotation Once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination. - writer
Quotation The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man. - writer
Quotation Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right, is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong? - writer
Quotation Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand. - writer
Quotation Never before has a civilization reached such a degree of a contempt for life; never before has a generation, drowned in mortification, felt such a rage to live. - writer
Quotation We pity in others only the those evils which we ourselves have experienced. - writer