The best Quotations

There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance.
- Walt Whitman

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Quotation Such is the brutalization of commercial ethics in this country that no one can feel anything more delicate than the velvet touch of a soft buck. - writer
Quotation As a bathtub lined with white porcelain, when the hot water gives out or goes tepid, so is the slow cooling of our chivalrous passion, o my much praised but-not-altogether-satisfactory lady. - writer
Quotation Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why. - writer
Quotation Put an Irishman on the spit and you can always get another Irishman to turn him. - writer
Quotation Talk ought always to run obliquely, not nose to nose with no chance of mental escape. - writer
Quotation It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary. - writer