"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."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Joseph Conrad on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Joseph Conrad on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Joseph Conrad on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Joseph Conrad on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Joseph Conrad on Golda Meir
"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."