The best Quotations

You have to be very fond of men. very, very fond. you have to be very fond of them to love them. otherwise they're simply unbearable.
- Marguerite Duras

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Quotation I stalk about her door like a strange soul upon the Stygian banks staying for wattage. - writer
Quotation Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions. - writer
Quotation A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war. - writer
Quotation When any calamity has been suffered, the first thing to be remembered is how much has been escaped. - writer
Quotation Our enemies come nearer the truth in the opinions they form of us than we do in our opinion of ourselves. - writer
Quotation Rather than viewing a brief relapse back to inactivity as a failure, treat it as a challenge and try to get back on track as soon as possible. - writer