Quotes from Literature

This year, as I read, I expect to run across many inspiring and thought-provoking quotes; so, I shall collect them here. Enjoy!

“Evil deeds do not prosper; the slow man catches up with the swift.” – Homer, The Odyssey

“There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.” – Homer, The Odyssey

“In passing, we might say that success is a hideous thing. Its false similarity to merit deceives men… They confuse heaven’s radiant stars with a duck’s footprint left in the mud.” – Victor Hugo, Les Mîserables

“As for methods of prayer, all are good, as long as they are sincere.” – Victor Hugo, Les Mìserables

“Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn’t every war fought between men, between brothers?” – Victor Hugo, Les Mìserables

“If you want to know what a man’s like take a look at how he treats his inferiors not his equals.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“It is a curious thing, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.” – Professor Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. – Professor Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
“There are all kinds of courage. It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends” – Professor Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
“Don’t count your owls before they are delivered.” – Professor Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.” – Professor Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.” – Mary Bennet, Pride & Prejudice

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