The best Quotations

It pays to know the enemy - not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.
- Margaret Thatcher

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Quotation If you think you're free, there's no escape possible. - writer
Quotation I laugh because I must not cry. That is all. That is all. - writer
Quotation Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate is most concealed. A busy person would find their sorrows much more; if future fortunes were known before! - writer
Quotation In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might. - writer
Quotation Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in. - writer
Quotation Gratitude helps you to grow and expands; gratitude brings you and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you. - writer