The best Quotations

The best effect of any book, is that it excites the reader to self-activity.
- Thomas Carlyle

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Quotation It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are. - writer
Quotation You can become an even more excellent person by constantly setting higher and higher standards for yourself and then by doing everything possible to live up to those standards. - writer
Quotation Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. - writer
Quotation Everything has been said yet few have taken advantage of it. Since all our knowledge is essentially banal, it can only be of value to minds that are not. - writer
Quotation When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely - the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears- when you give your whole attention to it. - writer
Quotation Slavery is so intolerable a condition that the slave can hardly escape deluding himself into thinking that he is choosing to obey his master's commands when, in fact, he is obliged to. Most slaves of habit suffer from this delusion and so do some writers, enslaved by an all too ''personal'' style. - writer