The best Quotations

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Quotation There is no lie that a man will not believe; and there is no man who does not believe many lies; and there is no man who believes only lies. - writer
Quotation Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is. - writer
Quotation Where does one not find that bland degeneration which beer produces in the spirit! - writer
Quotation Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self. - writer
Quotation It does not need that a poem should be long. Every word was once a poem. Every new relationship is a new word. - writer
Quotation Start every day off with a smile and get it over with. - writer