Rafael Sabatini Quotes.

11. "In endeavor itself there is a certain dynamic entertainment, affording an illusion of useful purpose. With achievement the illusion is dispelled. Man's greatest accomplishment is to produce change. The only good in life is study, because study is an endeavor that never reaches fulfillment. It busies a man to the end of his days, and it aims at the only true reality in all this world of shams and deceits."
- Rafael Sabatini, Bellarion the Fortunate

12. "A man must sometimes laugh at himself or go mad,’ said he. ‘Few realize it. That is why there are so many madmen in the world."
- Rafael Sabatini, Captain Blood

13. "It came to Mr. Blood, as he trudged forward under the laden apple-trees on that fragrant, delicious July morning, that man—as he had long suspected—was the vilest work of God, and that only a fool would set himself up as a healer of a species that was best exterminated."
- Rafael Sabatini, Captain Blood

14. "But they were fated to misunderstand each other."
- Rafael Sabatini, Captain Blood

15. "Open the history of the past at whatsoever page you will and there you shall find coincidence at work bringing about events that the merest chance might have averted. Indeed, coincidence may be defined as the tool used by Fate to shape the destinies of men and nations."
- Rafael Sabatini, Captain Blood

16. "It is not human to be wise,’ said Blood. ‘It is much more human to err, though perhaps exceptional to err on the side of mercy."
- Rafael Sabatini, Captain Blood

17. "Peter Blood judged her- as we are all prone to do- upon insufficient knowledge."
- Rafael Sabatini, Captain Blood

18. "An intelligent observation of the facts of human existence will reveal to shallow-minded folk who sneer at the use of coincidence in the arts of fiction and drama that life itself is little more than a series of coincidences. Open the history of the past at whatsoever page you will, and there you shall find coincidence at work bringing about events that the merest chance might have averted. Indeed, coincidence may be defined as the very tool used by Fate to shape the destiny of men and nations. Observe it now at work in the affairs of Captain Blood and of some others."
- Rafael Sabatini, Captain Blood

19. "Life can be infernally complex,’ he said."
- Rafael Sabatini, Captain Blood

20. "A man must sometimes laugh at himself or go mad--Few realize it. That is why there are so many madmen in the world."
- Rafael Sabatini, Captain Blood

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