Joseph Conrad Quotes

It is to be remarked that a good many people are born curiously unfitted for the fate waiting them on this earth.
Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love - and to put its trust in life.
I don't like work... but I like what is in work -- the chance to find yourself. Your own reality -- for yourself, not for others -- which no other man can ever know.
How does one kill fear, I wonder How do you shoot a spectre through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by the spectral throat
The last thing a woman will consent to discover in a man whom she loves, or on whom she simply depends, is want of courage.
Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of illusions.
All a man can betray is his conscience.
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow.
Words, as is well known, are great foes of reality.
You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends.
The mind of man is capable of anything--because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future.
As in political so in literary action a man wins friends for himself mostly by the passion of his prejudices and the consistent narrowness of his outlook.
The way of even the most jusitifiable revolution is prepared by personal impulses disguised into creeds.
Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it.
I take it that what all men are really after is some form or perhaps only some formula of peace.
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