The best Quotations

Just do what you do best.
- Red Auerbach

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Quotation I worked myself up from nothing to extreme poverty. - writer
Quotation My ancestors didn't come over on the Mayflower, but they were there to meet the boat. - writer
Quotation The theory of rights enables us to rise and overthrow obstacles, but not to found a strong and lasting accord between all the elements which compose the nation. - writer
Quotation Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation. - writer
Quotation Those who hope for no other life are dead even for this. - writer
Quotation Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed. - writer