10 Rather Sobering Quotes from Joseph Conrad

Intellectual Takeout | December 3, 2015

10 Rather Sobering Quotes from Joseph Conrad

1. “Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade since it consists principally of dealings with men.”

 

2. “It is not the clear-sighted who lead the world. Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm mental fog.”

 

3. “A man is a worker. If he is not that he is nothing.”

 

4. “It is to be remarked that a good many people are born curiously unfitted for the fate awaiting them on this earth.”

 

5. “It's only those who do nothing that make no mistakes, I suppose.”

 

6. “Every age is fed on illusions, lest men should renounce life early and the human race come to an end.”

 

7. “Protection is the first necessity of opulence and luxury.”

 

8. “Facing it — always facing it — that's the way to get through.”

 

9. “The truth was that he died from solitude, the enemy known but to few on this Earth, and whom only the simplest of us are fit to withstand.”

 

10. “The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.”