Joseph Conrad Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old joseph conrad quotes, joseph conrad sayings, and joseph conrad proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Any fool can carry on, but a wise man knows how to shorten sail in time.      

Joseph Conrad

Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory.     

Joseph Conrad

Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.     

Joseph Conrad

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

Joseph Conrad

All a man can betray is his conscience.     

Joseph Conrad

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

Joseph Conrad

Only in men's imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.     

Joseph Conrad

The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.     

Joseph Conrad

There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.     

Joseph Conrad

There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the dispassionateness of a disembodied soul, and something of its inconceivable mystery.     

Joseph Conrad

Who knows what true loneliness is - not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.     

Joseph Conrad

Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.     

Joseph Conrad

The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.     

Joseph Conrad

Violence is not a catalyst but a diversion.     

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.     

Joseph Conrad

Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.     

Joseph Conrad

This magnificent butterfly finds a little heap of dirt and sits still on it; but man will never on his heap of mud keep still...     

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

A belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.     

Joseph Conrad

The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary: men alone are quite capable of every wickedness     

Joseph Conrad

Going home must be like going to render an account.     

Joseph Conrad

A belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.     

Joseph Conrad

It was not my strength that wanted nursing, it was my imagination that wanted soothing.     

Joseph Conrad

The old river in its broad reach rested unruffled at the decline of day, after ages of good service done to the race that peopled its banks, spread out in the tranquil dignity of a waterway leading to the uttermost ends of the earth.     

Joseph Conrad

I had turned away from the picture and was going back to the world where events move, men change, light flickers, life flows in a clear stream, no matter whether over mud or over stones.     

Joseph Conrad

There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.     

Joseph Conrad

As a general rule, a reputation is built on manner as much as on achievement.     

Joseph Conrad

Any fool can carry on, but a wise man knows how to shorten sail in time.     

Joseph Conrad

There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.     

Joseph Conrad