The best Quotations

It does seem so pleasant to talk with an old acquaintance who knows what you know. i see so many new folks nowadays who seem to have neither past nor future. conversation has got to have some root in the past, or else you have got to explain every remark you make, and it wears a person out.
- Sarah Orne Jewett

Tact is after all a kind of mind reading.
- Sarah Orne Jewett

The thing that teases the mind over and over for years, and at last gets itself put down rightly on paper - whether little or great, it belongs to literature.
- Sarah Orne Jewett

Wrecked on the lee shore of age.
- Sarah Orne Jewett

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Quotation Despotism is unjust to everybody, including the despot, who was probably made for better things. - writer
Quotation Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth, and every other man has a right to knock him down for it. Martyrdom is the test. - writer
Quotation Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don't take it too seriously. - writer
Quotation Ideas are fatal to caste. - writer
Quotation He is great who is what he is from nature, and who never reminds us of others. - writer
Quotation Nothing is so beautiful as spring - when weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush's eggs look little low heavens, and thrush through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring the ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing. - writer