The best Quotations

Nature is commonplace. imitation is more interesting.
- Gertrude Stein

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Quotation I've been up the mountain and I had a choice. Should I come down? So I came down. God said, ''Okay, you've been up on the mountain, now you go down. You're on your own, free. Check in later, but now you're on your own.'' - writer
Quotation Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul. - writer
Quotation Happy is he who has laid up in his youth, and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love for reading. - writer
Quotation It is not the straining for great things that is most effective; it is the doing the little things, the common duties, a little better and better. - writer
Quotation The sum and substance of female education in America, as in England, is training women to consider marriage as the sole object in life, and to pretend that they do not think so. - writer
Quotation A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage. - writer