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Joseph Conrad
 
Date of birth: 03 December 1857
Date of death: 03 August 1924
Country Of Origin: England
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Novelist

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" All a man can betray is his conscience. "

Joseph Conrad
" All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind. "

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" Being a woman is a terribly difficult task since it consists principally in dealing with men. "

Joseph Conrad
" Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men. "

Joseph Conrad
" Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it. "

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" For the great mass of mankind, the only saving grace needed is a steady fidelity to what is nearest to hand and heart for the short moment of each human effort. "

Joseph Conrad
" Having had to encounter single-handed during his period of eclipse many physical dangers, he was well aware of the most dangerous element common to them all: of the crushing, paralysing sense of human littleness, which is what really defeats a human struggling with natural forces, alone, far from the eyes of his fellows. "

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" I can't tell if a straw ever saved a drowning man, but I know that a mere glance is enough to make despair pause. For in truth we who are creatures of impulse are creatures of despair. "

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" I take it that what all men are really after is some form or perhaps only some formula of peace. "

Joseph Conrad
" They wanted facts. Facts! They demanded facts from him, as if facts could explain anything. "

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" What makes mankind tragic is not that they are the victims of nature, it is that they are conscious of it. "

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" Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others. "

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" We live as we dream - alone. "

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" It's extraordinary how we go through life with eyes half shut, with dull ears, with dormant thoughts. Perhaps it's just as well; and it may be that it is this very dullness that makes life to the incalculable majority so supportable and so welcome. "

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" Who could tell what forms, what visions, what faces, what forgiveness he could see in the glow of the west! "

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