"All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind."
"I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five."Joseph Conrad on Steven Wright
"Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery."Joseph Conrad on Calvin Coolidge
"A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman."Joseph Conrad on Robert Frost
"Make crime pay. Become a lawyer."Joseph Conrad on Will Rogers
"Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens."Joseph Conrad on Plato
"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."
"The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary men alone are quite capable of every wickedness."
"History repeats itself, but the special call of an art which has passed away is never reproduced. It is as utterly gone out of the world as the song of a destroyed wild bird."
"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."
"Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line."