The best Quotations


Thou has conquered, o pale galilean.
- A. C. Swinburne

Time turns the old days to derision, our loves into corpses or wives; and marriage and death and division make barren our lives.
- A. C. Swinburne

We shift and bedeck and bedrape us, thou art noble and nude and antique.
- A. C. Swinburne


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Quotation We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot. - writer
Quotation You cannot make it as a wandering generality. You must become a meaningful specific. - writer
Quotation A perfectly healthy sentence, it is true, is extremely rare. For the most part we miss the hue and fragrance of the thought; as if we could be satisfied with the dews of the morning or evening without their colors, or the heavens without their azure. - writer
Quotation Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so. - writer
Quotation I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury. - writer
Quotation The words of the Constitution are so unrestricted by their intrinsic meaning or by their history or by tradition or by prior decisions that they leave the individual Justice free, if indeed they do not compel him, to gather meaning not from reading the Constitution but from reading life. - writer