The best Quotations

Now stiff on a pillar with a phallic air nelson stylites in trafalgar square reminds the british what once they were.
- Lawrence Durrell

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Quotation A fair day's wages for a fair day's work. - writer
Quotation The place where optimism flourishes most is in the lunatic asylum. - writer
Quotation The spiritual is the parent of the practical. - writer
Quotation Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm. - writer
Quotation Most fear stems from sin; to limit one's sins, one must assuredly limit one's fear, thereby bringing more peace to one's spirit. - writer
Quotation Consistency is the last resort of the unimaginative. - writer