The best Quotations

My generation of the sixties, with all our great ideals, destroyed liberalism, because of our excesses.
- Camille Paglia

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Quotation If you make every game a life and death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot. - writer
Quotation Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen. - writer
Quotation Those who agree with us may not be right, but we admire their astuteness. - writer
Quotation Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves. - writer
Quotation To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers, may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. It is, however, a project altogether unfit for a nation of shopkeepers, but extremely fit for a nation that is governed by shopkeepers. - writer
Quotation It is very easy in the world to live by the opinion of the world. It is very easy in solitude to be self-centered. But the finished man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. - writer