Quotes

11 November 2014
Men are like the earth and we are the moon; we turn always one side to them, and they think there is no other, because they don't see it—but there is.
11 November 2014
How hard it is to make your thoughts look anything but imbecile fools when you paint them with ink on paper.
11 November 2014
There was never a great man who had not a great mother.
11 November 2014
Everything has two sides—the outside that is ridiculous, and the inside that is solemn.
11 November 2014
We were equals once when we lay new-born babes on our nurse's knees. We will be equal again when they tie up our jaws for the last sleep.
11 November 2014
The troubles of the young are soon over; they leave no external mark. If you wound the tree in its youth the bark will quickly cover the gash; but when the tree is very old, peeling the bark off, and looking carefully, you will see the scar there still. All that is buried is not dead.
11 November 2014
Perhaps the old monks were right when they tried to root love out; perhaps the poets are right when they try to water it. It is a blood-red flower, with the colour of sin; but there is always the scent of a god about it.
11 November 2014
Our fathers had their dreams; we have ours; the generation that follows will have its own. Without dreams and phantoms man cannot exist.
11 November 2014
If Nature here wishes to make a mountain, she runs a range for five hundred miles; if a plain, she levels eighty; if a rock, she tilts five thousand feet of strata on end; our skies are higher and more intensely blue; our waves larger than others; our rivers fiercer. There is nothing measured, small nor petty in South Africa.

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