The best Quotations

The end we aim at must be known, before the way can be made.
- Jean Paul Richter

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Quotation He has the deed half done who has made a beginning. - writer
Quotation The man who prefers his country before any other duty shows the same spirit as the man who surrenders every right to the state. They both deny that right is superior to authority. - writer
Quotation The wise man bridges the gap by laying out the path by means of which he can get from where he is to where he wants to go. - writer
Quotation Like other revolutionaries I can thank God for the reactionaries. They clarify the issue. - writer
Quotation How poor are they that have not patience. What wound did ever heal but by degrees? - writer
Quotation Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. - writer