The best Quotations

Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

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Quotation We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it. But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that. - writer
Quotation I'm treating you as a friend asking you to share my present minuses in the hope that I can ask you to share my future pluses - writer
Quotation Both marriage and death ought to be welcome: The one promises happiness, doubtless the other assures it. - writer
Quotation It takes a wise man to handle a lie, a fool had better remain honest. - writer
Quotation The government is us; we are the government, you and I. - writer
Quotation I say that good painters imitated nature; but that bad ones vomited it. - writer