Joseph Conrad Quotes


76 Joseph Conrad quotes:



"It is not Justice the servant of men, but accident, hazard, Fortune--the ally of patient Time--that holds an even and scrupulous balance."
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"Words, as is well known, are great foes of reality"
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"Nations it may be have fashioned their Governments, but the Governments have paid them back in the same coin."
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"The revolutionary spirit is mighty convenient in this, that it frees one from all scruples as regards ideas. Its hard absolute optimism is repulsive to my mind by the menace of fanaticism and intolerance it contains. No doubt one should smile at these things; but, imperfect Esthete, I am no better Philosopher. All claim to special righteousness awakens in me that scorn and anger from which a philosophical mind should be free."
"We live, as we dream alone"
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"It's only those who do nothing that make no mistakes, I suppose"
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"Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory"
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"Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory."
Author: Conrad Quotes Category: Memory Quotes
"All a man can betray is his conscience"
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"There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea."
"I would not unduly praise the virtue of restraint. It is often merely temperamental. But it is not always a sign of coldness. It may be pride. There can be nothing more humiliating than to see the shaft of one's emotion miss the mark of either laughter or tears. Nothing more humiliating! And this for the reason that should the mark be missed, should the open display of emotion fail to move, then it must perish unavoidably in disgust or contempt."
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"A caricature is putting the face of a joke on the body of a truth."
"I had ambition not only to go farther than any man had ever been before, but as far as it was possible for a man to go."
"A man's most open actions have a secret side to them."
"You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends."
"For all that has been said of the love that certain natures (on shore) have professed for it, for all the celebrations it has been the object of in prose and song, the sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness."
"There are men here and there to whom the whole of life is like an after-dinner hour with a cigar; easy, pleasant, empty, perhaps enlivened by some fable of strife to be forgotten - before the end is told - even if there happens to be any end to it."
"He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense."
"Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it."
"Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men."



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