Great Quotes

A clever person turns great troubles into little ones and little ones into none at all.

Chinese Proverb

The great universal family of men is a utopia worthy of the most mediocre logic.

Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

I am not thinking of those shining precepts which are the registered property of every school; that is to say learn as much by writing as by reading; be not content with the best book; seek sidelights from the others; have no favourites; keep men and things apart; guard against the prestige of great names; see that your judgments are your own; and do not shrink from disagreement; no trusting without testing; be more severe to ideas than to actions; do not overlook the strength of the bad cause of the weakness of the good; never be surprised by the crumbling of an idol or the disclosure of a skeleton; judge talent at its best and character at its worst; suspect power more than vice, and study problems in preference to periods.

John Dalberg-Acton, Lord Acton

A difference of tastes in jokes is a great strain on the affections.

George Eliot

A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.

T.S. Eliot

The great themes of Canadian history are as follows: Keeping the Americans out, keeping the French in, and trying to get the Natives to somehow disappear.

Will Ferguson

Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world.


Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.

George Eliot

Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Great anger is more destructive than the sword.

Tamil proverb

Perseverance and tact are the two great qualities most valuable for all men who would mount, but especially for those who have to step out of the crowd

Benjamin Disraeli

Good writers borrow from other writers. Great writers steal from them outright.

Aaron Sorkin

Every great and original writer, in proportion as he is great and original, must himself create the taste by which he is to be relished.

William Wordsworth

Comparisons do ofttime great grievance.

John Lydgate

A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices.

William James
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