Best Quotes by James Stephens (Top 10)

  1. Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
  2. Let the past be content with itself, for man needs forgetfulness as well as memory.
  3. Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself.
  4. We get wise by asking questions, and even if these are not answered, we get wise, for a well-packed question carries its answer on its back as a snail carries its shell.
  5. Finality is death. Perfection is finality. Nothing is perfect. There are lumps in it.
  6. Tell me your past, my beloved, for a man is his past, and is to be known by it.
  7. What the heart knows today the head will understand tomorrow.
  8. It is by love alone that we understand anything
  9. A woman is a branchy tree and man a singing wind; and from her branches carelessly he takes what he can find.
  10. Men come of age at sixty, women at fifteen.

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