The best Quotations

We are given children to test us and make us more spiritual.
- George F. Will

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Quotation A politician is an ass upon which everyone has sat except a man. - writer
Quotation Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it. - writer
Quotation We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems. - writer
Quotation I wasted time, and now time doth waste me. - writer
Quotation He in a few minutes ravished this fair creature, or at least would have ravished her, if she had not, by a timely compliance, prevented him. - writer
Quotation The fellow that agrees with everything you say is either a fool or he is getting ready to skin you. - writer