The best Quotations

Men... are bettered and improved by trial, and refined out of broken hopes and blighted expectations.
- Frederick W. Robertson

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Quotation Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace. - writer
Quotation A human action becomes genuinely important when it springs from the soil of a clear-sighted awareness of the temporality and the ephemerally of everything human. It is only this awareness that can breathe any greatness into an action. - writer
Quotation The most potent muse of all is our own inner child. - writer
Quotation That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain, the happy highways where I went and cannot come again. - writer
Quotation Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed. - writer
Quotation Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star. - writer