The best Quotations

Words can sting like anything, but silence breaks the heart.
- Phyllis Mcginley

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Quotation Professional critics are incapable of distinguishing and appreciating either diamonds in the rough or gold in bars. They are traders, and in literature know only the coins that are current. Their critical lab has scales and weights, but neither crucible or touchstone. - writer
Quotation Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal. - writer
Quotation Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues. - writer
Quotation A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul. - writer
Quotation A man should ever be ready booted to take his journey. - writer
Quotation Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives. - writer