Quotes by Mary McCarthy

People with bad consciences always fear the judgement of children.

Mary McCarthy

We all live in suspense from day to day In other words, you are the hero of your own story.

Mary McCarthy

We are the hero of our own story.

Mary McCarthy

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Look for a long time at what pleases you, and for a longer time at what pains you.

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I never have found the perfect quote. At best I have been able to find a string of quotations which merely circle the ineffable idea I seek to express.

Caldwell O'Keefe

If you are near the enemy, make him believe you are far from him. If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near.


For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again...

Proverbs 2416a Bible »

No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.

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In archaeology you uncover the unknown. In diplomacy you cover the known.

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