The best Quotations

We often have need of a profound philosophy to restore to our feelings their original state of innocence, to find our way out of the rubble of things alien to us, to begin to feel for ourselves and to speak ourselves, and i might almost say to exist ourselves.
- G. C. Lichtenberg

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Quotation I am partial to ladies if they are nice. I suppose it is my nature. I am not quite a gentleman but you would hardly notice it. - writer
Quotation My darkness has been filled with the light of intelligence, and behold, the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness. - writer
Quotation Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do. - writer
Quotation Not till the fire is dying in the grate, Look we for any kinship with the stars. Oh, wisdom never comes when it is gold, And the great price we paid for it full worth: We have it only when we are half earth. Little avails that coinage to the old! - writer
Quotation What is popularly called fame is nothing but an empty name and a legacy from paganism. - writer
Quotation Saw a wedding in the church. It was strange to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition. - writer