Joseph Conrad Quotes

Who knows what true loneliness is - not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.

Joseph Conrad

An artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation.

Joseph Conrad

A man's most open actions have a secret side to them.

Joseph Conrad

A man's real life is that accorded to him in the thoughts of other men by reason of respect or natural love.

Joseph Conrad

For the great mass of mankind the only saving grace that is needed is steady fidelity to what is nearest to hand and heart in the short moment of each human effort.

Joseph Conrad

A man is a worker. If he is not that he is nothing.

Joseph Conrad

It is not the clear-sighted who lead the world. Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm mental fog.

Joseph Conrad

Facing it always facing it that's the way to get through.

Joseph Conrad

What makes mankind tragic is not that they are the victims of nature, it is that they are conscious of it.

Joseph Conrad

All a man can betray is his conscience.

Joseph Conrad

They talk of a man betraying his country, his friends, his sweetheart. There must be a moral bond first. All a man can betray is his conscience...

Joseph Conrad

Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory.

Joseph Conrad

The real significance of crime is in its being a breach of faith with the community of mankind

Joseph Conrad

A caricature is putting the face of a joke on the body of a truth.

Joseph Conrad

Words, as is well known, are great foes of reality

Joseph Conrad
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