The best Quotations

Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.
- John Ruskin

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Quotation The study of error is not only in the highest degree prophylactic, but it serves as a stimulating introduction to the study of truth. - writer
Quotation Our goal, simply stated, is to be the best. - writer
Quotation We would all like a reputation for generosity and we'd all like to buy it cheap. - writer
Quotation That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful. - writer
Quotation Before I was shot, I always thought that I was more half-there than all-there - I always suspected that I was watching TV instead of living life. Right when I was being shot and ever since, I knew that I was watching television. - writer
Quotation One threatens the innocent who spares the guilty. - writer