Dictionary of Quotes ← A book of quotations can never be complete. [ Robert M. Hamilton ]

Fortune has rarely condescended to be the companion of genius. -Isaac Disraeli

Fortune has rarely condescended to be the companion of genius. -Isaac Disraeli

What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul. -Jewish Proverb

What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul. -Jewish Proverb

If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen. -Cher

If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen. -Cher

God gave burdens, also shoulders. -Yiddish Proverb

God gave burdens, also shoulders. -Yiddish Proverb

V. S. Pritchett

The Canadian spirit is cautious, observant and critical where the American is assertive. V. S. Pritchett quotes

Abraham Lincoln

The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read. Abraham Lincoln quotes

Mother Teresa

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. Mother Teresa quotes

B. C. Forbes

A price has to be paid for success. Almost invariably those who have reached the summits worked harder and longer, studied and planned more assiduously, practiced more self-denial, overcame more difficulties than those of us who have not risen so far. B. C. Forbes quotes

Emile Durkheim

One cannot long remain so absorbed in contemplation of emptiness without being increasingly attracted to it. In vain one bestows on it the name of infinity; this does not change its nature. When one feels such pleasure in non-existence, one’s inclination can be completely satisfied only by completely ceasing to exist. Emile Durkheim quotes