I can't imagine a human being so hard up for something to do as to quarrel with me.
Joseph Conrad (1857 - 1924)
Contributed by: Zaady
Don't talk to me of your Archimedes' lever. He was an absentminded person with a mathematical imagination. Mathematics commands all my respect, but I have no use for engines. Give me the right word and the right accent and I will move the world.
Source: Preface to A Personal Record.
Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade, since it consists pricipally of dealing with men.
A droll thing life is-that mysterious arrangement of merciless logic for a futile purpose. The most you can hope from it is some knowledge of yourself and that comes too late.
Facing it--always facing it--that's the way to get through. Face it!
All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it.
You shall judge of a man by his foes as well as his friends.
God is for men and religion is for women.
Sleep after toyle, port after stormie seas, Ease after warre, death after life, does greatly please.
Source: (St. Thomas Church; Canterbury, England)
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