The best Quotations

We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to, while to the others we boast.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

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Quotation Of all the things that oppress me, this sense of the evil working of nature herself - my disgust at her barbarity -clumsiness - darkness - bitter mockery of herself - is the most desolating. - writer
Quotation Nay, Madam, when you are declaiming, declaim; and when you are calculating, calculate. - writer
Quotation I asked the whole frame of the world about my God; and he answered,'' I am not He, but He made me.'' - writer
Quotation Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity. - writer
Quotation There are two ways of exerting one's strength; one is pushing down, the other is pulling up. - writer
Quotation There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting. - writer