The best Quotations

The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

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Quotation A mule will labor ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once. - writer
Quotation Rivalry is the life of trade, and the death of the trader. - writer
Quotation There is no good in living in a society where you are merely the equal of everybody else. The true pleasure of life is to live with your inferiors. - writer
Quotation Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones. - writer
Quotation Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. - writer
Quotation I love the old way best, the simple way of poison, where we too are strong as men. - writer