The best Quotations

The greatest of faults, i should say, is to be conscious of none.
- Thomas Carlyle

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Quotation A concept is stronger than a fact. - writer
Quotation How is the world ruled and led to war? Diplomats lie to journalists and believe these lies when they see them in print. - writer
Quotation Genius not only diagnoses the situation but supplies the answers. - writer
Quotation Cruel with guilt, and daring with despair, the midnight murderer bursts the faithless bar; invades the sacred hour of silent rest and leaves, unseen, a dagger in your breast. - writer
Quotation Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion. - writer
Quotation A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought. - writer