Joseph Conrad Quotes

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Perhaps life is just that... a dream and a fear. -Joseph Conrad
It is a maudlin and indecent verity that comes out through the strength of wine. -Joseph Conrad
Going home must be like going to render an account. -Joseph Conrad
All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind. -Joseph Conrad
A man's real life is that accorded to him in the thoughts of other men by reason of respect or natural love. -Joseph Conrad
A caricature is putting the face of a joke on the body of a truth. -Joseph Conrad
For every age is fed on illusions, lest men should renounce life early, and the human race come to an end. -Joseph Conrad
All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward upon the miseries and credulities of mankind -Joseph Conrad
I had ambition not only to go farther than any man had ever been before, but as far as it was possible for a man to go. -Joseph Conrad
The real significance of crime is in its being a breach of faith with the community of mankind -Joseph Conrad
It is respectable to have illusions - and safe - and profitable, and dull -Joseph Conrad
We live, as we dream alone -Joseph Conrad
All a man can betray is his conscience -Joseph Conrad
Being a woman is a terribly task, since it consists principally in dealing with men. -Joseph Conrad
You can't, in sound morals, condemn a man for taking care of his own integrity. It is his clear duty. -Joseph Conrad
They talk of a man betraying his country, his friends, his sweetheart. There must be a moral bond first. All a man can betray is his conscience... -Joseph Conrad
Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory -Joseph Conrad
The mind of man is capable of anything because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future -Joseph Conrad
The good author is he who contemplates without marked joy or excessive sorrow the adventures of his soul amongst criticisms. -Joseph Conrad
Don't you forget what's divine in the Russian soul and that's resignation. -Joseph Conrad
The real significance of crime is in its being a breach of faith with the community of mankind. -Joseph Conrad
A nickname may be the best record of a success. That's what I call putting the face of a joke upon the body of a truth. -Joseph Conrad
But his soul was mad. Being alone in the wilderness, it had looked within itself and, by heavens I tell you, it had gone mad. -Joseph Conrad
A historian may be an artist too, and a novelist is a historian, the preserver, the keeper, the expounder, of human experience. -Joseph Conrad
Nations it may be have fashioned their Governments, but the Governments have paid them back in the same coin. -Joseph Conrad
Art is long and life is short, and success is very far off. -Joseph Conrad
We owe much to the fruitful meditation of our sages, but a sane view of life is, after all, elaborated mainly in the kitchen. -Joseph Conrad
Are not our lives too short for that full utterance which through all our stammerings is of course our only and abiding intention? -Joseph Conrad
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