The best Quotations

No people require maxims so much as the american. the reason is obvious: the country is so vast, the people always going somewhere, from oregon apple valley to boreal new england, that we do not know whether to be temperate orchards or sterile climate.
- Edward Dahlberg

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Quotation It is safest to be moderately base - to be flexible in shame, and to be always ready for what is generous, good and just, when anything is to be gained by virtue. - writer
Quotation Nothing has more strength than dire necessity. - writer
Quotation Being seventy is not a sin. - writer
Quotation I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man. - writer
Quotation Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh, and the greatness which does not bow before children. - writer
Quotation If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things. - writer