The best Quotations

Without the meditative background that is criticism, works become isolated gestures, historical accidents, soon forgotten.
- Milan Kundera

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Quotation We cannot live by power, and a culture that seeks to live by it becomes brutal and sterile. But we can die without it. - writer
Quotation Crime is naught but misdirected energy. - writer
Quotation The happy ending is our national belief. - writer
Quotation Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician. - writer
Quotation Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality, nothing will do, and with them everything. - writer
Quotation Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity. - writer