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Letter "G" » George Gissing Quotes
«It is the mind which creates the world around us, and even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours, my heart will never stir to the emotions with which yours is touched.»
Author: George Gissing
, Eyes of the World
, Eye of the World
, side by side
«Time is money says the proverb, but turn it around and you get a precious truth. Money is time.»
«For the man sound in body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every sky has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously»
«It is because nations tend towards stupidity and baseness that mankind moves so slowly; it is because individuals have a capacity for better things that it moves at all.»
«Blood is a cleansing and sanctifying thing, and the nation that regards it as the final horror has lost its manhood... there are many things more horrible than bloodshed, and slavery is one of them!»
«That is one of the bitter curses of poverty; it leaves no right to be generous.»
«Persistent prophecy is a familiar way of assuring the event.»
«Have the courage of your desire.»
«Money is time. With money I buy for cheerful use the hours which otherwise would not in any sense be mine; nay, which would make me their miserable bondsman.»
«Literature nowadays is a trade. Putting aside men of genius, who may succeed by mere cosmic force, your successful man of letters is your skilful tradesman. He thinks first and foremost of the markets . . .»