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26 Famous Quotes by Joseph Conrad
12/3/1857 - 8/3/1924
Also Known As:  
Teodor Józef Konrad Korzeniowski     Konrad Korzeniowski     Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski
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About Joseph Conrad

Who knows what true loneliness is -- not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.

Loneliness Quotes, by Joseph Conrad

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Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love--and to put its trust in life.

Trust Quotes, by Joseph Conrad

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An artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation.

Personality Quotes, by Joseph Conrad

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Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.

Being a woman Quotes, by Joseph Conrad

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It is to be remarked that a good many people are born curiously unfitted for the fate waiting them on this earth.

Earth Quotes, by Joseph Conrad

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Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.

Women Quotes, by Joseph Conrad

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The sea--this truth must be confessed-- has no generosity. No display of manly qualities-- courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness--has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power.

Generosity Quotes, by Joseph Conrad

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A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.

Ambition Quotes, by Joseph Conrad

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Gossip is what no one claims to like -- but everyone enjoys.

Gossip Quotes, by Joseph Conrad

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Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line.

Justification Quotes, by Joseph Conrad

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Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory.

Vanity Quotes, by Joseph Conrad

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A man is a worker. If he is not that he is nothing.

Inspirational Quotes, by Joseph Conrad

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A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.

Inspirational Quotes, by Joseph Conrad

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You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends.

Politics / government Quotes, by Joseph Conrad

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Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love - and to put its trust in life.

All about love Quotes, by Joseph Conrad

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As to honor -- you know -- it's a very fine mediaeval inheritance which women never got hold of. It wasn't theirs.

Courage Quotes, by Joseph Conrad

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The real significance of crime is in its being a breach of faith with the community of mankind.

Crime Quotes, by Joseph Conrad

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I have wrestled with death. It is the most unexciting contest you can imagine. It takes place in an impalpable grayness, with nothing underfoot, with nothing around, without spectators, without clamor, without glory, without the great desire of victory, without the great fear of defeat.

Death / immortality Quotes, by Joseph Conrad

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Only in men's imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.

Existence Quotes, by Joseph Conrad

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Some great men owe most of their greatness to the ability of detecting in those they destine for their tools the exact quality of strength that matters for their work.

Finance and economics Quotes, by Joseph Conrad

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To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot.

Language Quotes, by Joseph Conrad

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I dare say I am compelled, unconsciously compelled, now to write volume after volume, as in past years I was compelled to go to sea, voyage after voyage. Leaves must follow upon each other as leagues used to follow in the days gone by, on and on to the appointed end, which, being truth itself, is one -- one for all men and for all occupations.

Literature Quotes, by Joseph Conrad

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It is the mark of an inexperienced man not to believe in luck.

Luck Quotes, by Joseph Conrad

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Being a woman is a terribly difficult task since it consists principally in dealing with men.

Men and women Quotes, by Joseph Conrad

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The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by Joseph Conrad

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