The best Quotations

Pain is life - the sharper, the more evidence of life.
- Charles Lamb

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Quotation Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments. - writer
Quotation A man finds room in the few square inches of the face for the traits of all his ancestors; for the expression of all his history, and his wants. - writer
Quotation What a strange vanity painting is; it attracts admiration by resembling the original, we do not admire. - writer
Quotation The man who can make hard things easy is the educator. - writer
Quotation Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. - writer
Quotation If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide. - writer