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Quotations From JOSEPH CONRAD

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  • 41.
    It is not Justice the servant of men, but accident, hazard, Fortune—the ally of patient Time—that holds an even and scrupulous balance.
    Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), Polish-born British novelist. Marlow, in Lord Jim, ch. 34 (1900).

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  • 42.
    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.
    Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), Polish-born British novelist. "A Familiar Preface," A Personal Record (1912).

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  • 43.
    The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
    Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), Polish-born British novelist. "Dame de compagnie," pt. 2, ch. 4, Under Western Eyes (1911).

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  • 44.
    Resignation, not mystic, not detached, but resignation open- eyed, conscious, and informed by love, is the only one of our feelings for which it is impossible to become a sham.
    Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), Polish-born British novelist. "A Familiar Preface," A Personal Record (1912).

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