The best Quotations

Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do.
- James H. Robinson

Our goal, simply stated, is to be the best.
- James H. Robinson

We find it hard to believe that other people's thoughts are as silly as our own, but they probably are.
- James H. Robinson

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Quotation Anyone who has a child today should train him to be either a physicist or a ballet dancer. Then he'll escape. - writer
Quotation An early-rising man... a good spouse but a bad husband. - writer
Quotation The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is. - writer
Quotation White is not a mere absence of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black. God paints in many colors; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white. - writer
Quotation I find we are growing serious, and then we are in great danger of being dull. - writer
Quotation Miserable creatures, thrown for a moment on the surface of this little pile of mud, is it decreed that one half of the flock should be the persecutor of the other? Is it for you, mankind, to pronounce on what is good and what is evil? - writer