The best Quotations


Don't be condescending to unskilled labor. try it for a half a day first.
- Brooks Atkinson

Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a don quixote, the ego, and a sancho panza, the self.
- W. H. Auden

The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age.
- W. H. Auden

We are here on earth to do good to others. what the others are here for, i don't know.
- W. H. Auden

Don't you believe that there is in man a deep so profound as to be hidden even to him in whom it is?
- St. Augustine

If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend.
- St. Augustine

If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.
- St. Augustine

Every man's life lies within the present; for the past is spent and done with, and the future is uncertain.
- Marcus Aurelius

An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. she is satisfied with herself. her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. all is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done.
- Jane Austen

To know the right means of getting something done is virtually to have done it.
- Mark Caine

First of all, i choose the great roles, and if none of these come, i choose the mediocre ones, and if they don't come, i choose the ones that pay the rent.
- Michael Caine

First of all, i choose the great [roles], and if none of these come, i choose the mediocre ones, and if they don't come, i choose the ones that pay the rent.
- Michael Caine

The basic rule of human nature is that powerful people speak slowly and subservient people quickly - because if they don't speak fast nobody will listen to them.
- Michael Caine

When politicians and politically minded people pay too much attention to literature, it is a bad sign - a bad sign mostly for literature. but it is also a bad sign when they don't want to hear the word mentioned.
- Italo Calvino

I don't have to have faith, i have experience.
- Joseph Campbell

Don't walk behind me; i may not lead. don't walk in front of me; i may not follow. just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

Don't walk in front of me, i may not follow; don't walk behind me, i may not lead; walk beside me, and just be my friend.
- Albert Camus

Politics and the fate of mankind are shaped by men without ideals and without greatness. men who have greatness within them don't go in for politics.
- Albert Camus

To abandon oneself to principles is really to die - and to die for an impossible love which is the contrary of love.
- Albert Camus

I don't even know what street canada is on.
- Al Capone

After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. the true university of these days is a collection of books.
- Thomas Carlyle

I don't pretend to understand the universe - it's a great deal bigger than i am.
- Thomas Carlyle

If what you have done is unjust, you have not succeeded.
- Thomas Carlyle

Old age is not a matter for sorrow. it is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us.
- Thomas Carlyle

The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough to get their work done.
- Thomas Carlyle


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Quotation The true university of these days is a collection of books. - writer
Quotation Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough. - writer
Quotation Man seems to be capable of great virtues but not of small virtues; capable of defying his torturer but not of keeping his temper. - writer
Quotation There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry. - writer
Quotation Avoid witicisms at the expense of others. - writer
Quotation People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value. - writer