The best Quotations

We must expect to fail... but fail in a learning posture, determined no to repeat the mistakes, and to maximize the benefits from what is learned in the process.
- Ted W. Engstrom

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Quotation Literature is the orchestration of platitudes. - writer
Quotation Eschew the monumental. Shun the Epic. All the guys who can paint great big pictures can paint great small ones. - writer
Quotation Music is the shorthand of emotion. - writer
Quotation I've read the last page of the Bible. It's all going to turn out all right. - writer
Quotation Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand. - writer
Quotation The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues. - writer