"Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Joseph Conrad on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Joseph Conrad on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Joseph Conrad on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Joseph Conrad on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Joseph Conrad on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."