The best Quotations

I never had but one intrigue yet: but i confess i long to have another. pray heaven it end as the first did tho , that we may both grow weary at a time; for 'tis a melancholy thing for lovers to outlive one another.
- Sir John Vanbrugh

If women were humbler, men would be more honest.
- Sir John Vanbrugh

The want of a thing is perplexing enough, but the possession of it, is intolerable.
- Sir John Vanbrugh

Virtue is its own reward. there's a pleasure in doing good which sufficiently pays itself.
- Sir John Vanbrugh

You may build castles in the air, and fume, and fret, and grow thin and lean, and pale and ugly, if you please. but i tell you, no man worth having is true to his wife, or can be true to his wife, or ever was, or will be so.
- Sir John Vanbrugh

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Quotation The role of the intelligence - that part of us which affirms and denies and formulates opinions is merely to submit. - writer
Quotation People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend. - writer
Quotation Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us. - writer
Quotation Self conquest is the greatest of victories. - writer
Quotation The last temptation is the greatest treason: To do the right deed for the wrong reason. - writer
Quotation I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism. - writer